The medical library at Hospital for Special Surgery is a vital resource for residents, fellows, and other members of HSS faculty and staff, as well as students and staff at our affiliate institutions. Our collections include books, journals, videos and electronic resources. Visit us in person on the 8th floor of the main hospital, access online resources and services, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212.606.1210.
The library is open to all HSS staff and alumni as well as students and staff of Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University.
Location and Hours
Borrowing Policy and Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery
The David B. Levine, MD, Archives and Special Collections
The scope of the core collection includes anesthesia, nursing, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, and rheumatology. The collection consists of books, journals, videos, and electronic resources. Materials are collected in English and other languages. This includes a collection of standard orthopaedic textbooks in many languages, which may be consulted in the library.
Point of Care Reference Tool
eJournals and eBooks
Mobile Access and Apps
Kim Barrett's term as medical librarian at HSS spanned four decades, from 1941 until her death in 1976. On August 3, 1974, the library was nearly destroyed by fire. Ms. Barrett single-handedly sifted through the charred remains, salvaged what she could, and supervised the selection and rebinding of thousands of books and journals. Completely rebuilt, the library was reopened on October 31, 1975, thanks in large measure to Ms. Barrett's valiant efforts.
In 1977, the Alumni Association dedicated the medical library to her memory. Her exceptional care and concern for the library and loyalty to HSS have become an integral part of the Hospital's history. Kim Barrett will long be remembered for the depth of her knowledge of orthopaedics, her commitment to the library, and her caring relationship with the residents, faculty, and staff.
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