The Galter Health Sciences Library is a private institution serving the information needs of faculty, staff, students, and alumni of all of the Northwestern University colleges and programs, including persons affiliated with the McGaw medical Center.
Due to limitations in resources and space, the library restricts access to qualified users who present valid identification. The Galter Health Sciences Library extends in-house privileges (use of collection, no borrowing privileges) to the following categories of persons: those who identify the Galter Library as the only resource for needed materials within the metropolitan Chicago area and have made prior arrangements with us to use our materials; and visiting health care professionals who live and work outside the Chicago area.
The following health sciences libraries in Chicago are open to the public.
For information written for the layperson
Alberto Culver Health Learning Center
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street, Galter 3-304
Chicago, IL 60611-2908
HOURS: M, W, Th, F 9am-5:30pm, Tu 9am-7pm
Betts LIFE Center
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
355 East Erie, Eighth Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
PHONE: 312-238-LIFE (5433)
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
For general health and science information
Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street,
Chicago, IL 60605
(located between Congress and Van Buren)
HOURS: Mon 9am-7 pm, Tues & Thurs 11am-7 pm, Fri, Sat 9am-5 pm, Sun 1pm-5 pm
For clinical and research information in the health sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612
HOURS: Mon-Thurs 7:30am-12mid, Fri 7:30am-7pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 1:30pm-12mid
NOTE: The library serves as a Regional Library of the National Library of Medicine; it has a substantial collection of journals and books for various health science disciplines.
University of Chicago
John Crerar Library
5730 South Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
HOURS*: Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm
*NOTE: The hours listed are those during which the non-affiliated public may use the library.
For health information on topics in dentistry and oral health
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
NOTE: The ADA Library exists to serve the information needs of ADA members and staff. Limited services are available for non-members. Please call for more specific access information.
For health planning, administration, & health care economics information
American Hospital Association
155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
NOTE: Please call for more specific access information.
For information on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, Illinois 60601-7633
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Updated: October 5, 2020