Thursday, January 18, 2007


Welcome to the Galter Health Sciences Library blog. On January 17, 2007, Elmhurst College's "Chicago's Great Libraries" class toured the Galter Health Sciences Library. This facility is the official library of Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, exclusively for the use of students, faculty and alumni. Between the years of 1994 and 1996 the library was expanded and made into the versitile and advanced library it is today. Jack and Dollie Galter, two generous patrons, provided the funds necessary to create an exceptional space for Feinberg's library users. The information for the library is as follows:
Galter Health Sciences Library
303 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008

Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Reference Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Telephone Contacts
Circulation: (312) 503-8126
Reference and Education: (312) 503-8109
Special Collections: (312) 503-1913

Library Website


Katie said...

Greatjob on the blog, it is very detauled and very informative. I actually really enjoyed this library. It was something that I had never expected, with a lot of interesting information. The actual amount of information was immense, but the amount of books were limited. I enjoyed the collections, even though they were kind if spine tingling. The most interesting thing was the surgery case, even though it was was kind of sickening :)

kaia p. said...

This library was so different from any other that we visited. The collection was so specific to medicinal research, and the old medical instruments and ideas were so cool to see! It was also very interesting to hear about how the library attempted to keep so many origional features through renovations. The librarian here was also so different from all of the other ones. He was so passionate about medical librarianship, a profession that i had never thought about. It was also interesting to think about the urgancy of the patrons at a hospital's library. It is the only place that a librarian would be put in a life and death situation:)

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite library from the class. I love learning about medicine, so this library really intrigued me. I have been thinking about becoming a librarian if/when I want to leave teaching, and I would love to have the opportunity to work in a medical library. I also was fascinated by the effort to constantly increase technology while architecturally remaining tied to the past.

Amy said...

This was one of my favorite libraries that we visited. One of the best parts about it was the architecture. The way that the stairs were in this picture was so inviting and modern. I also loved how the original wall of the building was still at the enterence to the main part of the library.

Besides the architecture I really enjoyed seeing the old instruments used in health services. Some of the things were extremely scary and I'm so glad I am living now and not back then!!! The pain the people must have gone through being worked on is hard to imagine. The kit from the war was really cool to see even though it was kind of gross at the same time.

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