Both the Galter Library, which serves the Feinberg School of Medicine, and Schaffner Library, which serves the School of Continuing Studies, have a reference desk where you can call or email a reference librarian for help finding information or accessing electronic information remotely.
The Schaffner Library has created a guide to Medical Informatics resources.
Galter Reference Desk
| Reference assistance is available:|
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
(Holiday hours may vary)
Schaffner Reference Desk
|Reference assistance is available:|
Monday through Thursday, 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
(Summer, intersession and holiday hours may vary)
Use the Galter Library to find medical information. Access the following through Galter:
To access these resources, you will need to register to use the Galter Library website. Go to the Create an Account page and follow the instructions.
Once you have registered, you can manage your personal information and create personalized lists of resources using GalterLists.
Remember: To access electronic resources available through the Galter Library, you have to log in to the Galter Library website.
You should use the University Library to find information on computer science and other non-medical topics.
Instructions on using the VPN to access University Library resources can be found on the Off Campus Access to Electronic Resources page.
Remember: To access electronic resources available through the Schaffner Library and the Northwestern University Library, you should go through the NUL website.
All course reserves and interlibrary loan requests are handled by the Schaffner Library. If you need books, print articles, or videos from any Northwestern library, including the Galter Library or the University Library, fill out this form. There will be an option to choose Distance Learning as your pick-up location in the account set up.