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Library Operations

The System Libraries operating hours are as follows:
After-Hours Access
  • All members of the Mount Sinai Health System with a valid ID badge are eligible for 24-hour access to the Mount Sinai West Medical Library and Mount Sinai Morningside Information Commons.
  • Patrons who need 24-hour access will need to follow these procedures:
    • Submit a 24-hour access request form.

    • Library staff will send a confirmation that the form has been received and processed by security.

    • After receiving this confirmation, patrons must visit security with their ID badge at the location or locations requested in order to fully complete the process.

    • This is a one-time procedure per location. Access will stay granted as long as the requestor remains a member of the Mount Sinai Health System. 

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Library Resources Links


Staff at Mount Sinai Downtown/Beth Israel, Morningside, and West please click on Levy Library to access books, journals, databases, and related resources.

Nurses at these locations please click on Nursing Resources for clinical practice, patient education, and related tools.

Residents & Fellows please click on Residents/Fellows to view library resources and services available.

Visiting the Library

In order to ensure the health and safety of all users and library staff, the following policies are in place:

  1. Library Access Policy
    • All users must enter the library with a valid and current Mount Sinai or Icahn School of Medicine ID.
    • If your ID does not work, submit a 24-hours access request. 
  2. Mask Policy
    • Masks are currently optional in all library spaces. Please understand that these policies may be revised if COVID-19 rates change or the regulatory environment changes.
  3. Noise Policy
    • Due to spatial limitations, there is no policy for total silence. If you require a silent space to work or study, please consider visiting the Levy Library.
    • Playing audio out loud on any device is not permitted. Please use headphones to listen to audio content.
    • Work-related phone calls are allowed at a respectful volume. Personal calls must be taken outside in the hallway.
  4. Seating Policy
    • Tables and chairs cannot be moved.
    • Cleaning and sanitation supplies are available upon request. We encourage all individuals to clean their space before/after use. 
  5. Food and Drinks Policy
    • No food is allowed in the library at any time.
    • Drinks with lids are permitted.
  6. Printing Policy
    • Printing is available at no charge to all members of the Mount Sinai community.
    • Printing is only available in black & white.
    • Printing of full textbooks and licensed material is strictly prohibited. Patrons must abide by U.S. Copyright Law.
    • Patrons are encouraged to limit their printer use and avoid excess printing.

Library Locations

Computers and Books at Mount Sinai West 

Mount Sinai West Medical Library
1000 10th Avenue
2nd Floor
Room 2A-10 (Near chapel)
M-F 9:00-5:00
Phone: 212.523.6100
Submit an after-hours access request.

Books and Tables at Mount Sinai Morningside 

Mount Sinai Morningside Information Commons
440 West 114 Street
Clark Building
8th Floor, Room MU5C23
M-F 9:00-5:00
Phone: 212.523.4315
Submit an after-hours access request.

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