Visit the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine in person and/or take advantage of many electronic resources specifically for alumni.

The Library holds more than 630,000 volumes, subscribes to 3,500 current journal titles, and houses over 10,000 non-current biomedical journal titles. The library also houses one of the world's leading medical history collections.

Lifetime on-site access

You are welcome to visit the Countway Library, which is located at 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115. Contact the Privileges Desk at circinfo@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-2136 to make arrangements for a pass.

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Borrowing privileges

HMS alumni may apply for borrowing privileges. Access is not automatic and you must obtain a Special Borrower card. The cost of access is $15 for the first year and $5 for annual renewal. The fee is only payable by credit card. Learn more about the procedure for new applicants and renewals »