Visiting the Cushing Center

*Due to COVID-19, the Cushing Center is temporarily closed until futher notice.*

All are welcome to visit the Cushing Center. To enter the Center, an active Yale Proximity ID Card is required. Visitors without an active Yale ID Card may register as visitors at the Medical Library’s Circulation Desk. Library staff will provide visitors with a Cushing Center Proxy Card that will permit them to enter the space.

The center can be reserved for special tours and teleconferences.  If you are travelling to visit the center, please call the library at 203-785-5354 to check its availability.




The Cushing Center is located in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library in the sub-basement (2 floors down from main level).

Exploring the Collection

There is much to see and discover in the Cushing Center so we encourage you to explore. In addition to the specimens on display, take time to view the videos, browse the books, open the drawers beneath the exhibit cases, light up the vitrines to get a better view of some of Dr. Cushing’s most prized books and manuscripts, and fold out the large poster display doors to view reproductions of Cushing’s own artwork, and more.

Standing Tours

*Tours are currently cancelled until further notice.*

Group Tours

*Group tours are currently cancelled until further notice.*

The Cushing Center Conference Room

The conference room may be used by members of the Medical Center community. The room is equipped with a 75” 4K display, a PC computer with high-speed internet access, a ceiling-mounted echo-canceling microphone, and a high-resolution conference camera. Two sets of HDMI, VGA, and USB extension ports are available on the table. Access to the PC requres an active Yale University NetID. The room comfortably seats 20 people, with 12 sitting around the center table. 


*Room reservations are currently suspended to due to precautions for COVID-19. For questions, please contact Victoria Helwig, 203-785-5352.*


Please be aware that security cameras are in use in the Cushing Center.