About the Library

OHSU Library

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library is the largest health sciences library in Oregon. We support teaching, research and patient care. We serve OHSU faculty, staff and students in Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and many other healthcare programs, as well as Oregon health professionals and residents. We offer library services and access to our collections through the web and at the OHSU Library in the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC), the Robertson Life Sciences Building (RLSB), and the OHSU Historical Collections & Archives in the Old Library (Auditorium).   We partner with the Isabel MacDonald Library to offer services and collections on the OHSU West Campus. 

Library Governance

The University Librarian and the Library Department Heads work collaboratively to develop the library strategic plan and goals, appoint and guide library committee/working group/task force members, and advise the University on library policies, assessment, initiatives, and resource allocation.  Anyone may suggest a topic for discussion by the Library leadership.  Library Council, an advisory group to the University Librarian consisting of Library Department Heads and one elected representative of the unclassified and classified staff, contributed to library governance until disbanded in 2022.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the original inhabitants and traditional village sites of the land Oregon Health & Science University is occupying and built upon: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Watlala bands of the Chinook, the Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, Wasco and many Indigenous nations of the Willamette Valley and Columbia River Plateau. We take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land - past, present, and future.