OHSU

OHSU Library

The OHSU Library is located on the second, third,and fourth floor of the BICC building. The public entrance, Information Desk, and Circulation Desk are located on the third floor.

Hours:

Regular Hours
  • Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m 

OHSU Library stacks

Location designation: MAIN LIBRARY
Description: Books published during the last ten years.
Arrangement: Call number (National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress classification systems)
Circulation period: 28 days; may be renewed


Periodicals

Location designation: MAIN LIBRARY
Call number: PERIOD. COLL.
Description: Journals published during the last fifteen years.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by title of journal
Circulation period: Current five years are non-circulating; older journals circulate for three days and may be renewed.


Audiovisual collection

Location designation: MAIN--AV COLLECTION
Description: Videotapes, audio cassettes, filmstrips, slides, and other audiovisual materials
Arrangement: Call number (National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress classification systems)
Circulation period: three to seven days


Reserve collection

Location designation: MAIN--RESERVES
Circulation period: two hours, in-library use only
Notes: The Reserve Collection is not open to patrons; you may request desired items at the circulation desk, and a staff member will retrieve the item(s) for you. If you are a faculty member and would like to put material on reserve for your students, please read and fill out the form to Place Materials on Reserve.


Storage stacks

Location designation:MAIN--STORAGE
Description: Books published from 1901 to 1984. Journals published before 1954.
Arrangement: Call number (National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress classification systems) Journals are alphabetical by title.
Circulation period: 28 days for books; three days for journals; may be renewed.
Notes: The storage stacks are not open to patrons. To access materials in this collection, request the desired item(s) at the Main Library circulation desk.

Requests from storage are generally available within two business days.


Reference collection

Location designation: REFERENCE
Description: Materials used frequently for ready reference
Arrangement: By category (see notes, below, for list), and within each category by call number (National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress classification systems)
Circulation period: none; in-library use only
Notes: The reference collection is divided into categories. Each category is identified by number, as follows:

1.    Dictionaries--including subfields, specialties, nursing, etc.

2.    Syndromes--dictionaries, encyclopedias, manuals, handbooks, etc.

3.    not used

4.    Nomenclature and terminology--e.g. abbreviations, eponyms, origins

5.    English quotations and usage--includes Roget's Thesaurus, works of Shakespeare

6.    Foreign language dictionaries--all subjects; includes polyglot

7.    Travel--includes atlases, maps and tour books

8.    not used

9.    Manuals and guides--all fields, e.g. style, ethics, standards, bylaws, rules

10.  Legal information--laws, statutes, codes, constitutions, standards, licensing

11.  Almanacs and statistics--includes all reference material on statistics

12.  Subject handbooks--all fields; includes data books, monographs, etc.

13.  Encyclopedias--all works of encyclopedic nature

14.  Drug information--all reference material on drugs; dictionaries, lists, etc.

15.  General directories--institutions, organizations, education, agencies, etc.

16.  Biographical directories--all reference material listing people

17.  Bibliographies and histories--health science bibliographies; history of medicine

18.  not used

19.  Library, computer and Internet information--includes directories, manuals, handbooks, bibliographies

20.  not used

21.  Funding--includes grants, scholarships, fellowships, etc.

22.  Textbooks

23.  Consumer health

In addition, there is an Information Desk Collection, consisting of heavily-used items from all categories.

Old Library Collections

Old Library

The Old Library is a closed stacks facility housing older library materials - check the catalog for specific item locations. The Old Library houses several collections, described below.

 

Classic Article Collection

Location designation: OHSU OLD LIB. - CLOSED STACKS - CLASSIC ARTICLE COLL.
Description: Journal volumes containing classic medical articles as identified by Garrison/Morton
Arrangement: Alphabetical by title of journal
Circulation period: Two hour, in library use only; may be renewed for additional 2 hours

Old Library Books

Location designation: OLD--LIBRARY
Description: Books published from 1985 to 1999
Arrangement: Call number (National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress classification systems)
Circulation period: 28 days; may be renewed
Notes: Materials are paged from the facility twice daily, Monday - Friday for delivery to a specified campus library or to a campus mail address. Arrangements for browsing or research can be made by emailing circdesk@ohsu.edu for an appointment.

Old Library periodicals

Location designation: OLD--LIBRARY
Description: Journals published from 1955 to 1994
Arrangement: Alphabetical by title of journal
Circulation period: Seven days; may be renewed

The Old Library is a closed stack facility housing older library materials - check the catalog for specific item locations.

History of Medicine collections

Location designation: HISTORY OF MEDICINE COLL
Description: Books published before 1901, plus selected materials published since 1901 which are rare, fragile, or of unusual value. Includes the Whitman, First Class, and Sydenham Collections.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by main entry.
Circulation period: None; library use only
Notes: Access to the History of Medicine collection is by appointment only (Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.). To make an appointment, contact Karen Peterson, Archivist,  Archives at 503-494-3239 (or email peterska@ohsu.edu).

Pacific Northwest Archives collection

Location designation: PNW/ARCHIVES
Description: Books, periodicals, and manuscript materials related to the practice of medicine in the Pacific Northwest and materials published by OHSU and its legal predecessors (e.g. the University of Oregon Medical School)
Arrangement: Call number (National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress classification systems)
Circulation period: None; library use only
Notes: Access to the PNW Archives collection is by appointment only (Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.). To make an appointment, contact Karen Peterson, Archivist, Archives at 503-494-3239 (or email peterska@ohsu.edu).

Manuscripts and Archives
Location designation: OHSU Manuscripts and Archives
Description: Administrative and fiscal records, architectural drawings, board and committee minutes and reports, books and transcripts, diaries, illustrations, journals, manuscripts, memorabilia, paraphernalia and ephemera, personal and official correspondence, photographs and scrapbooks, and biographical and subject files related to the history of OHSU and affiliated persons, as well as to the practice of medicine in the Pacific Northwest. Also includes the Historical Image Collection and the Medical Museum Collection.
Arrangement: Accession and/or box number
Circulation Period: None; library use only
Notes: Access to Manuscripts and Archives is by appointment only (Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.). To make an appointment, contact Karen Peterson, Archivist, Archives at 503-494-3239 (or email peterska@ohsu.edu).

History of Dentistry Collection

Location designation: HISTORY OF DENTISTRY
Description: Principally dental books published before 1926 and books on the history of dentistry in Oregon or the Northwest.
Arrangement: Call number (National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress classification systems)
Circulation Period: None; library use only
Notes: Access to the History of Dentistry Collection is by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact Karen Peterson, Archivist, Archives at 503-494-3239 (or email peterska@ohsu.edu).