We schedule research visits by appointment between 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, depending on availability. We are also open for walk-in hours 12pm-3pm on Thursday afternoons. On-site research access to collections is free to the public.
Our public facility is located in room 300 of the Old Library/Auditorium building on OHSU's Marquam Hill campus. You will find our location highlighted on this map, which offers customized driving, biking and public transit directions from any location:
OHSU Interactive Map
Note: Our public facility is currently accessible via stairs only. To request alternate accommodations for your visit, please contact us.
We support broad access to our collections through online finding aids, the library catalog, digitization, and reference assistance.
HC&A provides a full range of services, including photocopies and scanning, to support access to our collections. Please consult our Service Fee Schedule for a complete list of services and payment options.
HC&A staff do not conduct research on behalf of patrons, but can provide references for independent contractors upon request.
We consult with the OHSU community on using university history and historical collections for outreach and community engagement. Our role is identifying relevant materials for research and presentation, and overseeing preservation and display of materials. We can provide references for independent contractors with expertise in historical research, visual design, content development, and project management.
Our staff and facilities are available for classes, meetings, and tours. We will work with you to plan a customized experience for your group.
We encourage instructors to incorporate our resources in the history of the health sciences into their classes. We will work with you to select materials and schedule our research room for a specific class session or series.
Please contact us to arrange a class or visit.
Our collections are built primarily through donations. Our staff work with the OHSU community and the general public to ensure that historic materials are stewarded responsibly and preserved for the future. If we are unable to accept a donation, we will assist you in identifying a more appropriate repository.
We actively collect books, papers, photographs,artifacts, memorabilia, and other materials pertaining to the history of OHSU and the history of the health sciences. We are strongly interested in the personal collections of alumni and employees. To discuss the donation of your personal collection, please contact us.
Note: A tax professional can assist you in determining whether your gift is tax-deductible.Library staff are prohibited from assisting donors in determining the value ortax status of donations. Your Old Books answers many common questions about the value of books. Consult with a qualified appraiser to obtain a detailed evaluation of your collection. Our colleagues at Oregon Historical Society have created this useful list of appraisers and conservators for individuals looking to determine the value of a donation.