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Health Sciences Library Policies and Procedures

Conduct in the Library

The library strives to create an environment which is clean and suitable for study. All library users are expected to respect the needs of their fellow students and abide by rules dictating behavior in the library. Additionally, all users need to respect the study environment in the library and leave the space in the same condition that they found it. 

Food and Drink

Eating produces not only mess but creates noises and smells that those seeking a study environment find objectionable. For these reasons, eating food in the library is not permitted. Hot and cold beverages are permitted only in spill resistant containers with lids. Bottle with screw lids are acceptable if the cap is replaced.

Exceptions to the food policy may be made for special events and must be approved in advance by the library director.

Noise

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Refusal or failure to comply with this policy may result in referral to the respective dean or department chair for further action.

Access

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) of New York Medical College (NYMC) is located in the Basic Sciences Building on the Valhalla, New York campus. A branch Media Library is located in the School of Health Sciences and Practice building.

Your library barcode acts as your library card. It serves as proof that you are a registered user of the NYMC Library. It is a sticker and should be appended to your NYMC or hospital ID card as appropriate. The barcode itself is used for checking out physical library materials and to authenticate your access electronic or remote.

All NYMC users are expected to show the appropriate ID and to follow all Library policies and procedures. Acceptance of a barcode assumes users understand and accept the terms of use including: timely return of materials, payment of fines and fees, appropriate use of electronic resources, and adherence to the college's code of academic integrity and professionalism. Privileges are not transferrable and may be suspended due to misuse, illegal use or other action deemed unprofessional or unethical per the NYMC honor code and the Provost, Dean or Associate Dean/Director of the Library.

The HSL is not open to the general public. Individuals may arrange for onsite access and/or borrowing through special memberships or via a METRO card (for specific titles only) from your local library. As a designated Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and OCLC, the HSL provides fee-based document delivery services via fax, electronic and regular mail. Please contact the library at (914) 594-4200 for more information.

Remote Access

You can access the Library's electronic resources from anywhere! 

Simply, follow these instructions to log in via the proxy server:

  1. Go to the library's homepage
  2. In the upper left section of the screen (right above the Quick Links* panel), you should see a link that says "Login to the NYMC network."
  3. Click the link and enter your username & password.
    • If you are a student, a faculty member, or an employee of NYMC, you can enter your NYMC network login/username & password (the same login used to check your email).
    • If you are a resident, you will receive your username and password from Access Services after you have registered for a library account and they have confirmed your status as an NYMC resident.  To register for an account, click here.
  4. The link from step 2 should now be replaced with the following message: "You are logged into the NYMC network."

Privileges Guide

FULL PRIVILEGES: Includes onsite, circulation, remote access, electronic and borrowing privileges. Use of the library's electronic resources requires a library barcode.

Eligible users are defined as follows:

Faculty

Eligible if included on the current faculty listings provided by the Deans’ offices in the School of Medicine, the School of Basic Medical Sciences and/or the School of Health Sciences and Practice or designated on PeopleSoft. All adjunct or voluntary faculty must be verified by the appropriate dean's office and/or by the director of the HSL.

Employee

Eligible if employed by NYMC, wearing a blue NYMC ID card, and can be verified by NYMC Human Resources or PeopleSoft, the NYMC administrative system.

Student

Eligible if identified by a maroon NYMC ID, PeopleSoft, or verified by the Registrar's listing, cancelled check or current receipt.

Resident/ Fellow

Eligible if the trainee is in a NYMC sponsored Graduate Medical Education (GME) program and is listed in the AAMC GMETrack database. All residents/fellows must have both an authorized program director's signature and a NYMC account number as part of their registration information.

Preceptor

Eligible if included on a master list provided by the Center for Primary Care Education and Research, School of Health Sciences and Practice or Family Medicine department on an annual, academic year basis (July-June).

Other

Eligible on a short-term, temporary basis pending approval of the Associate Dean/Director of the Library.

II. ACCESS PRIVILEGES: Includes onsite use of library and non-electronic materials.

Eligible users are defined as follows:

NYMC Alumni

Eligible if graduated from any of the Schools of NYMC if verifiable by current Alumni Association membership card, by Alumni Association offices or by the Registrar's Office.

Special Members*

Eligibility based on type and terms of membership. Special members may not use licensed databases remotely or check out journal volumes/issues.

Other

METRO card access via yellow cards can be arranged from library to library.

*Special Membership is available upon request.

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Library Holiday Calendar

Fines and Fees

Service Fees

Service

Affiliated

Special Members1

Non-NYMC

Basic

Rush2

Basic

Rush2

Basic

Rush2

Scan on Demand (per 30 pages)

Free

$15.00

$11.003

$21.00

$12.003

$22.00

Interlibrary Loan (non-NYMC item)3

Free

$15.00

$21.003

$32.00

$22.00

$40.00

Literature Searches4

Free

Free

$45/hr

$75/hr

Color Printing (Library)5

0.30₵

0.30₵

N/A

Black & White Copies or Printing (Library)5

0.10₵

0.10₵

N/A

Reference Classes

Free

$40.006

$80.007

Binding for Theses and Dissertations

$32.00

Poster Printing

Please check out our poster printing libguide here.

1 Once you have paid your special membership fee, these are the additional charges for services. Special Membership is available upon request. Note: Does not include remote access to licensed databases.

2 Rush = 4 hours or less

3 Copyright for NYMC members subsidized up to $30/item; full copyright fees charged to special members.

4 Free for first hour.  Students must schedule a search consultation.

5 Copying and printing can also be done in the library at the university printer/copier.

6 $40.00 per person or $25.00 per person for 2-8 persons.

7 $80.00 per person or $50.00 per person for 2-8 persons.

Touro Library Access by the NYMC Community

As a member of the Touro College and University System, New York Medical College (NYMC) and its students in the New York metropolitan area may benefit from shared library access, subject to the access policies of each library. Check each library's web site for complete and up to date hours. For more information, please contact Marie Ascher, Associate Dean and Director, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY (marie_ascher@nymc.edu).

Touro Library

Access Policy

Manhattan

Main Manhattan Branch - Midtown
43 West 23rd Street
5th floor 
New York, NY 10010
212.463.0400, ext. 5321
Sun 10 am-6 pm
Mon-Thu 9 am-9 pm
Fri 9 am-2 pm
Seating for Studying: 54
Public PCs: 16
WiFi: Yes
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Broadway 
65 Broadway, Suite 105
New York, NY 10006
Mon-Thu 3 pm-8 pm
Seating for Studying: 4
Public PCs: 4
WiFi: No
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Lander College for Women
227 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
212.287.3530
Mon-Thu 8:30 am-11 pm
Fri 8:30 am-2 pm
Sun 12 pm-6 pm
Seating for Studying: 52
Public PCs: 30
WiFi: Yes
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Touro - Harlem Medical Library 
230 West 125th Street
3rd Floor 
New York, NY 10023
10027
(646) 981-4500 

Classes in session:
Mon-Thu 8 am-10 pm
Fri 8 am-2 pm

Sun 12 pm-8 pm


Classes not in session:
Mon-Thu 9:30 am-6 pm
Fri 9:30 am-2 pm 
More Information

NYMC students are welcome to use the Touro-Harlem Medical Library for studying on a space available basis. They will not be able to directly login to the library’s computers to access databases or e-mail, since this requires a Touro-Harlem account. When a librarian is present he or she may be able to login students as guest. No printing or photocopying is available to non-Touro-Harlem students. No guest logins are available on Sundays. For the library schedule please visit http://tourocom.touro.edu/academics/library/. No food or drink (other than water) is allowed in the library and no cell phone usage is permitted. There is absolutely no conversation (not even whispering) in the quiet study area.

Brooklyn

Midwood (Flatbush)
1602 Avenue J, Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718.252.7800, ext.260
Mon-Thu 9 am-2 pm NYSCAS
Mon & Wed 2 pm-10 pm Men
Tue & Thu 2 pm-10 pm Women
Fri 9 am-2 pm
Sun 10 am-3:30 pm Women
3:30 pm-6 pm Men
Seating for Studying: 36
Public PCs: 8
WiFi: Yes
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Kings Highway
946 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223
718.301.2032
Sun 9 am-5 pm
Mon-Thu 8:30 am-9 pm
Seating for Studying: 22
Public PCs: 9
WiFi: No
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Bensonhurst
1870-86 Stillwell Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223
718.265.6534, ext.1006
Mon-Thu 10 am-7 pm
Seating for Studying: 20
Public PCs: 3
WiFi: No
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Boro Park (45th Street)
1301 45th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718.871.4267, ext.462
Mon-Thu 5:30 pm-9:30 pm Women
Mon-Thu 1 pm-5:30 pm Men
Sun 11:30am-2:30pm Women
Sun 9:30 am-2 pm 
Seating for Studying: 12
Public PCs: 4
WiFi: No
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Boro Park (53rd Street)
1273 53rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718.871.6187, ext.30017
Mon 1:30 pm-10:30 pm
Tue 9:30 am-6:30 pm
Wed 6 pm-10 pm
Thu 5 pm-10 pm
Sun 11:30 am-10:30 pm
Seating for Studying: 20
Public PCs: 4
WiFi: No
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Brighton Beach
532 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
718.449.6160, ext.118
Mon-Wed 9 am-7 pm

Thu 9 am-5:30 pm
Seating for Studying: 10
Public PCs: 4
WiFi: No
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Starrett City
1390 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11239
718.642.6562, ext.104

Mon 10 am-7 pm
Wed 9:30 am - 7 pm
Tu & Thu 9 am-7 pm
Seating for Studying: 4
Public PCs: 4
WiFi: No
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Sunset Park
475 53rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
718.748.2776, ext.4
Mon-Thu 10 am-7 pm
Seating for Studying: 10
Public PCs: 4
WiFi: No
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Queens

Lander College for Men
75-31 150th Street
Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367
718.820.4894
Sun-Thu 12 pm-12 am
Fri 10 am-2 pm
Seating for Studying: 44
Public PCs: 18
WiFi: Yes
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Forest Hills
71-02 113th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.520.5107, ext.107 
Mon 10 am-8 pm

Tues-Thu 10 am-7:30 pm
Seating for Studying: 20
Public PCs: 5
WiFi: No
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Long Island

Bay Shore
1700 Union Boulevard
Bay Shore, NY 11706
631.665.1600, ext.6224
Sun 8 am-4 pm
Mon-Thu 8 am-10 pm
Fri 8 am-2 pm
Seating for Studying: 38
Public PCs: 9
WiFi: Yes
More information

Rules of Computer Engagement in the Libraries: The Touro College Libraries provide Touro students, faculty, and staff with access to library resources to assist in educational endeavors. The following policy for use of public workstations will help ensure that the computers are available for academic work: 1. No personal emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking. 2. No online games. 3. No streaming videos. 4. No tampering with or changing the workstation or default setup. 5. No word processing. 6. No USB devices. 7. Absolutely no food or drinks near the computers. Users are responsible for obeying all copyright laws and for complying with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Notes: 1. Word processing, emailing, chatting, web surfing, and social networking can all be done in the computer lab located at each site. 2. NYMC students do not have printing privileges from Touro College-NY computers.

Gould Law Library
255 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
631. 761.7150
Mon-Thu 7 am-2 am
Fri 7 am-2:30 pm

Sat 10 am-11 pm*
Sun 9 am-2 am
More information

* Use Special Entrance
   Access limited to 1st floor/concourse only
   No elevators 

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