Services and Collections


The OHSU Library faculty of librarians, archivists and researchers advance discovery in health and information sciences through a variety of professional and scholarly activities.  Library faculty liaisons coordinate services to OHSU departments and programs through development and presentation of tailored instruction sessions, research consultations and collection development.  Library instruction programs are integrated into the curriculum of health sciences education programs across the campus.  Library staff provide access to print and electronic collections on and off-campus, delivering documents via email and the web.  Library facilities include areas for study, group collaboration, digitization and computer laboratories. Patients and consumers may request basic health information through Health Information by Mail/E-mail.


As of 2014, the OHSU Library holds:

  • 82,759 print books and monographs
  • 31,012 electronic books
  • 22,383 purchased journal subscriptions
  • 156 purchased databases

The OHSU Library provides access to remote collections through partnerships such as the Orbis Cascade Alliance (a Pacific Northwest academic library consortium) and the Oregon State Library's Statewide Database Licensing Program. Faculty, staff and students may use interlibrary loan to request documents and books from around the world. Health information for patients and consumers is available through a book collection in the library as well as the EBSCOhost databases Health Source and Alt HealthWatch. Links to free, high quality health information, including MedlinePlus, are available through the consumer health pages.