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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn

Reopening Hours & Information

The second floor of the library will re-open on Monday, November 16th.

Main and Second floors:

The new schedule is below:

Sunday -- noon to 9pm

Monday to Thursday -- 8am to 9pm

Friday -- 8am to 5pm

Saturday -- 9am to 5pm

No 24/7 access to the Information Commons.


Seating capacity reflecting social distancing:

Main floor: 86 seats, 22 of which have computers.

Second floor: 110 seats, including 25 single study pods.

Once capacity is reached, you will not be able to use this area.


The Advanced Learning Resource Center (basement level)

The new schedule is below:

Monday to Friday -- 9am to 5pm

Saturday -- Closed

Sunday -- Closed

Seating capacity

34 seats with computers

Once capacity is reached, you will not be able to use this area.

Please do not move the furniture.


In accordance with the New York State and SUNY requirements, access to the library is restricted to current DHSU students, faculty and staff. This policy will remain in effect until the restrictions are lifted by the State and SUNY.


No food or drink allowed anywhere in the library until further notice.


 ILL transactions will continue to be electronic only.


Books may be returned through the drop box in the lobby. They will be quarantined for 3 days. All fines will be waived.


Virtual assistance will continue to be available through the Reference email link on our web page. <>


Please observe all regulations to ensure your safety and ours.


The Library staff welcomes you back and looks forward to working with you.

We may need to make adjustments as we go along.