All I, Sarah, ever talk about is course reserves. What in the world are course reserves?
Every semester, we scour syllabi to bring you the latest and greatest editions of your required textbooks to our Library Service Desk. These books are available for checkout for four hours at a time.
But if you need them while we’re closed, you can check them out an hour before we close and return it the next day an hour after we open. Just ask someone at the desk if we have your textbook available for checkout overnight.
We don’t just have textbooks: we have test prep for MCAT, INDBE, and the Steps. We also have the DSM-5 and the AMA Manual of Style!
We can’t wait to see you at the Library Service Desk, especially the next time you need Grant’s Dissector, Essentials of Epidemiology, or Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics!
With the new term beginning, Hirsh Library has implemented “curbside pickup.” Students, faculty, and staff are able to request books from any Tufts library to pick up at Hirsh Library during our opening hours.
In keeping with the University guidelines, if you plan to visit the Library you must observe rules regarding physical distancing, wearing masks, and completing a screening survey prior to arrival. Currently, only Tufts University IDs are permitted into the building. Once you enter the building, you will need to show the security officer a completed Tufts Symptoms survey on your phone (or printed copy). The survey can be accessed via https://covidscreening.tufts.edu, the Tufts mobile app, or the Healthy @ Tufts portal. You will not be admitted into the building until you have completed this survey and get the All Clear sign. You need to complete the screening survey any day you come to the School.
Search for and request books through JumboSearch and choose a pickup location. When the request is fulfilled, you’ll get an email saying the book is available for pickup. If you choose another library pickup location other than Hirsh Library to pick books up at, that library may have a different procedure, and you will want to contact them. Books requested to pick up at Hirsh Library will be on the Library Service Desk in a bag labeled with your name and checked out to you for contactless pickup. You will have a week to pick up your item.
You can renew your books twice by logging into your library account or contacting us from the options below. If you do not pick up your books within a week, they will get checked back in and returned to the owning library.
Please only take books labeled with your own name. Taking other students’ books would be in violation of the Hirsh Health Sciences Honor Code.
For reference, below are a list of Tufts libraries
- Boston Medical Campus: Hirsh Health Sciences Library
- Boston SMFA Campus: SMFA Library
- Grafton Campus: Veterinary Library
- Medford Campus: Tisch Library
- Medford Campus: Ginn Library
- Medford Campus: Music Library
If you have any questions, need to make alternative arrangements, or no longer need the books you have requested, please contact us below!
Phone: (617) 636-6705 (to leave a voice message)
Text the library: (617) 477-8439
All of the above ways to contact us are monitored by our staff during our online staffed hours.
Did you know you can checkout electronic equipment from the Hirsh Health Sciences Library for four hours at a time?
Stop by the Library IT Desk on the 5th floor Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-7pm to checkout any of the following items:
- Macbooks (with a charger and a mouse)
- iPads – See what apps we have available here.
- Macbook chargers
- Apple iPad/iPod/iPhone chargers
- VGA adaptors for Apple devices and PCs to connect your device to a projector
- A myriad of other devices and cables such as S-video and HDMI
Equipment items can be checked out at the 4th floor Library Service Desk when the Library IT Desk is closed.
For more information regarding checkout policies, see the laptop page on the HHSL website.
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