Where is the Galter Health Sciences Library?
Galter Health Sciences Library is located at 303 E. Chicago Avenue (1st floor of the Montgomery Ward Building) on Northwestern University's Chicago campus.
What are the library hours?
|Monday - Thursday||8am - 11pm|
|Friday||8am - 9pm|
|Saturday||10am - 6pm|
|Sunday||1pm - 9pm|
Any variations in hours will be posted.
How do I contact the library?
|Library Administration||(312) 503-8133|
|Donations to the Library||(312) 503-1912|
|Education and Library Classes||(312) 503-8126|
|Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery||(312) 503-1908|
|Reference Assistance||(312) 503-8126|
|Special Collections||(312) 503-1913|
What do I need to check out books or other materials?
You will need to present your Northwestern University WildCARD or library barcode to borrow materials from the library. If you are employed at an affiliated hospital, you can obtain a library barcode from the circulation desk at Galter Library or the library at your institution.
How long can I borrow books and materials?
The majority of books circulate for a minimum of 16 weeks with renewals allowed if not otherwise requested; users may renew books online, by phone or in person.
Do I need to come to the library to renew my book?
No. You can renew items online. After logging in, choose "My Account" from the menu in the top right corner. Then look for "Library Account Information" to view and renew your materials online.
How do I order an article or book that the library does not have?
You can Order an Article or Book online. If you are not already signed in with your NetID, you will be prompted to do so. In general interlibrary loan requests are filled in about 3-10 business days. If you need a quicker turnaround you may want to contact one of the other health sciences libraries in Chicago.
There is currently no charge for interlibrary loan requests to FSM faculty, staff, students, and residents.