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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn






The Library will expand its hours on Wednesday, September 23.


The Information Commons (main floor)

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:

86 seats, 22 of which have computers.

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.


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


The second floor of the Library is closed for the time being. There is no access to print journals nor books.


 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.