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Hours & Location


Current Library Hours & Access

  • Monday to Friday: 8am — 8pm*
  • Saturday: 10am — 6pm*
  • Sunday: 12pm — 8pm*

*The above hours refer to the entire library space, i.e. all publicly-accessible areas and levels. Outside of these hours, the library's Extended Hours Study Space (EHSS) is open to FSM affiliates 24/7.

Galter Library is open only to Feinberg School of Medicine affiliated faculty, staff, students, residents, and fellows. To enter the library, you will be required to use your Wildcard for swipe access through the front entrance at 320 E. Superior Street. Please read below for information on library policy and expectations.

Reference Assistance
For reference questions, please email Galter Reference (monitored 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday) or contact your liaison librarian directly.

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What to Expect at Galter

Library Hours Galter Library is open:  Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12pm-8pm
Masks Masks are required by all persons in Galter Library at all times, per University policy. (more details)
Social & Physical Distancing Galter Library is zoned for quiet study throughout the entire library. No in-person meetings or collaborative study at Galter until further notice. (more details)
Food and Drink No food is permitted in the library at any time. Beverages are limited to personal water bottles only. (more details)
Finding a Seat Furniture has been arranged and marked to indicate appropriate social distancing. Patrons may sit in any seat with a GREEN dot on the back of the chair. Please do not rearrange furniture or sit in seats that have not been marked available. There is a limit of one person per table. (more details)
Computers You may use any available desktop computer. Please wash your hands before and after use, as the keyboard and mouse will not be sanitized. You may sanitize the mouse and keyboard with a sanitizing wipe, available throughout the library.
Librarian Help We have several ways you can submit questions and get help. All requests will be answered in a timely manner.
Library Services Galter Library staff are primarily working remotely. We ask students and other library users to continue to use the Galter Library website, email Galter Reference (monitored 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday) or contact your liaison librarian directly

Additional information about these and other aspects of working and studying at Galter Library: 

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Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
320 E. Superior St., Chicago IL 60611
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The library entrance has moved to the Superior Street side of the building, between the security desk and Starbucks. At this time, only Feinberg School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students can enter the library. You will be required to use your Wildcard for swipe access through the front entrance at 320 E. Superior Street.

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Updated: January 19, 2021