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Visiting The Library: Access and Privileges

Masking Policy – As of January 24, 2023
The Mount Sinai Health System, including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is currently at a  “MEDIUM” community alert level -  Masks are now optional in non-clinical settings at MSH and ISMMS per the MSHS policy, including the labs and classroom setting. Masks are still required in areas where patients may be present, including public areas of the hospital.
  • The Mount Sinai Health System policy on masking aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State Department of Health. Faculty, staff, students, trainees on all campuses must mask in all public and clinical areas accessible to patients. When the county in which an employee works is designated by the CDC as low or medium risk for COVID-19, masks may be removed in non-clinical, non-public areas.  Anyone who prefers to mask may do so.  You may check your county here.


Levy Library Access and Privileges

Mount Sinai Health System Faculty, Staff, and Students

Icahn School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff and Mount Sinai Health System employees have in-person and remote access to the Levy Library's collection of resources and services. When visiting the Library in-person, users are required to wear a valid Mount Sinai issued ID in order to access the library spaces.

  • Borrowing Privileges
    Icahn School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students and Mount Sinai Health System employees are eligible to borrow print materials and technology equipment from the Levy Library. More information about borrowing library materials is available here.
  • Remote (Off-Campus) Access to Online Resources
    Current Icahn School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students and Mount Sinai Health System employees are eligible to access the Levy Library's electronic resources. More information about remote access is available here.
Consortium for Graduate Medical Education
  • Trainees participating in the Consortium for Graduate Medical Education (GME) who are on rotation at the Mount Sinai Hospital campus for an extended period of time can request access to use the Levy Library while they are on campus. Please contact your program to set up access to the library. 
  • All faculty of participating institutions of the Consortium for Graduate Medical Education (GME) have in-house use of the Levy Library collection. A valid ID from a GME Consortium institution is required for entrance to the Library. Circulation privileges and remote access to Levy Library resources are not extended to faculty and staff of GME Consortium institutions.


Affiliated Groups and Non-Mount Sinai Community Users

The Levy Library is able to offer affiliated groups and non-Mount Sinai community users access to use specified library resources in-person based on affiliation or research need by appointment between the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.

To get started, please click on your affiliation or user type below:

New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Employees

See our NYAM Employee webpage for details.


Mount Sinai Alumni Association Members

See our Members of the Mount Sinai Alumni Association webpage for details. 

METRO Referral Card

As a member of the Metropolitan New York Library Council METRO, the Levy Library honors METRO card referrals. You may request a METRO card referral at one of 270 member libraries and library systems in New York City and Westchester County. A METRO referral card allows an individual a one-time-only visit to a library to use a specified item in the library.

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Non-Mount Sinai Community Users

Members of general public can schedule an appointment to visit the Levy Library to use specified resources in our collection. Requests for using the library as a permanent or temporary study, work, or office space will be declined. 

To set up an appointment to visit, email


Note: The Library's electronic resources are not available off-campus to users who are not current Mount Sinai faculty, staff or students.