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Visiting The Library: Access and Privileges

Important Updates

  • July 6, 2021: Public computing facilities in ANBG-11 are open and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Desktop workstations are set up for social distancing, so some stations are not in use.
  • June 28, 2021: A valid Mount Sinai Health System or Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai ID badge will be required to access the Levy Library through a new electronic turnstile system. If you have an issue with your badge, please work directly with Mount Sinai Security Services, located at Annenberg Building MC - 106.
  • June 28, 2021: Reservations will no longer be required to use study tables in the Levy Library. The library will continue to support social distancing efforts for users who do not have a MSHS-issued COVID sticker.
  • June 21, 2021: All students, faculty, and staff are required to show a valid Mount Sinai ID and a vaccine sticker to security or library staff in order to enter the Levy Library without a mask. Individuals without a vaccine sticker will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing in all library spaces.

Levy Library Access and Privileges

Icahn School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System

Icahn School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff, and Mount Sinai Health System employees have access to the Levy Library's collections and services. When visiting the Library, users are required to wear a valid Mount Sinai issued Identification badge in order to enter any library.

  • Circulating Collection Privileges
    Icahn School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff and MSHS employees are eligible to borrow print materials and technology materials from the Levy Library . More information about borrowing library materials is available here.
  • Remote (Off-Campus) Access to Online Resources
    Current faculty, residents, students, and staff of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and employees of the Mount Sinai Health System are eligible to access the Levy Library's electronic resources. More information is available here.

Consortium for Graduate Medical Education

  • Residents 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.
  • 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. 

General Public

The Levy Library is not open to the general public. Residents of the New York City metropolitan area may visit the Levy Library on a pre-arranged date to use a specific item in our print collection only if that item is not available at their local institution or at one of the New York Public Library Systems. To do so, please obtain a METRO Yellow Card from a library that participates in the METRO referral network. METRO Yellow cards are accepted between 9:00am-5:00pm. Please be advised the card holders are not eligible to access items from the library’s electronic collection. Mount Sinai Health System Libraries does not accept METRO Blue cards.