Visit this page for updates on library hours and closings. Here are some important tools and resources for using the medical library.
Virtual Support from Your Librarian
Contact your specialty's librarian or personal librarian (for students) for support or to schedule a consultation by phone or Zoom.
For general questions, contact AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu.
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Yale University will be on winter recess from December 23 – January 3. The medical library will offer limited services through email on December 24, 26, 28, 30 and January 2. In addition, there will be StatLab consultation hours during the break, shown on the StatLab calendar.
Please send questions or inquiries to AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu during this time. Visit this page for information... Read More
To celebrate the holiday season, we asked our staff to send in their best holiday pet photos! Please enjoy this collection of furry friends in their holiday best.
WINNER: "Best Christmas Fren"
Breed: Border Collie/Cho mix
Age: 10 yrs
Best gift: Stuffed animals
Human: Terry Dagradi
WINNER: "Best Sweater"
Age: 9 yrs
Best gift... Read More
The library welcomed two new staff members this year.
Zsuzsa Nemeth joined us as Head of Clinical Research and Education in November 2020. Zsuzsa leads a team of librarians and is dedicated to providing support to clinical departments at Yale New Haven Hospital. She comes from the University of Miami where she had a similar role, plus experience at the Miami VA Hospital and as a clinical... Read More
It's the holiday season and that usually means our staff is busy decorating the library and building our beloved book tree. Stationed in the Historical Library reading room, the book tree comprises anywhere from 450 to over 600 volumes of the National Union Catalogue (last year's tree was particularly rotund). A team of energetic staff volunteers to transport, organize, and arrange the heavy... Read More
Written by Patricia Carey | First published on YaleNews
In one image, a physician injects a Civil War veteran with morphine, a common practice that led to widespread addiction after the war. In another, a gold-framed daguerreotype from 1847, an unconscious patient sprawls on a white-draped table, surrounded by men in frockcoats and cravats, documenting one of the earliest uses of ether in... Read More
Written by Jonathan S. Jones
The U.S. Civil War (1861-65) sparked a massive epidemic of opioid addiction among those who fought and survived the bloody conflict.
The war mobilized millions of soldiers, hospital workers, and freedom-seekers, bringing people into contact with unfamiliar microbes, insects, and animals. This mass movement of bodies and pathogens resulted in extreme outbreaks of... Read More
**UPDATE: The medical library will reopen on January 11, 2021.**
In response to public health conditions, Yale Library will close all library buildings and spaces to library users at the end of day Tuesday, November 24. The Medical Library’s 24/7 room will remain open to users authorized to be on the medical campus.
We will monitor the public health situation closely. This decision was made to... Read More