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This guide addresses frequently asked questions, basic information and specific instructions.
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014 URL: http://libguides.einstein.yu.edu/FAQs Print Guide RSS Updates
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Where is the D. Samuel Gottesman Library?

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library is located at 1300 Morris Park Avenue (1st. floor of the Forchheimer Building), Bronx, N.Y. 10461.

How do I contact the Library?

What do I need to check out books or other materials?

Present your unexpired Einstein ID to borrow materials from the library.  If you are employed at an affiliated hospital, you can obtain a library barcode from the Circulation Desk at the D. Samuel Gottesman Library

How long can I borrow books, journals and other items?

Lending period

  • Books - 2 weeks
  • Reserve - 2 hours
  • Bound Journals (last 5 years) - 1 day
  • Bound Journals (older than 5 years) - 2 weeks
  • Serials (last 5 years) - 1 week
  • Laptops - 3 days
  • iPads - 3 days

Do I need to come to the library to renew my book?

No. Go to the Library homepage to renew items.  Choose the option titled "About the Library" and click "Borrow/Renew".  Click on "Renew Books Online" and Login to your Library Account to renew your materials online. 

How do I determine if the D. Samuel Gottesman Library owns a particular item?

Go to the Library website to search the complete collection of the D. Samuel Gottesman Library for books, journals or electronic resources.

Is the full-text of this journal article available online?

Go to E-Journals on the Library homepage.  Find journals by title or ISSN number and articles by PubMed ID (PMID) or DOI.  Each E-Journal title has a link for more information displaying years of coverage, publisher information, locations from where the journal is accessible and any restrictions or special notes pertinent to the title.

E-Journals can also be found in Albert, the online catalog of the D. Samuel Gottesman Library.  Links are available for journals the library has in print or for electronic subscriptions to which the library has stable, lasting and comprehensive access.

Can I access electronic resources from off-campus?

The majority of our resources are available remotely.  Go to the Library homepage and click on the resource you want.  You will be prompted for your UserID and Password.  This procedure authenticates you as a Library remote user and provides access to electronic licensed content from your off-campus location.  Please contact the Reference Department if you encounter any problems.

How can I learn to use electronic databases and other library resources?

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library offers a variety of educational workshops each month, from basic MEDLINE searching to bibliographic citation management using EndNote.  To view a list of available classes and upcoming schedule, see the Classes/Events list on the library's homepage.  If you can't attend one of our scheduled classes, you can request a class for you or your group at a mutually convenient time.  For self-directed learning, take a look at our Research Guides and Tutorials. 

How do I order an article or book that the library does not have?

Registered students, faculty and staff at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology can use ILLiad to request items not owned by the D. Samuel Gottesman Library.  Go to the Library homepage and click Interlibrary Loan.  Fill out the form for an article, book, chapter or thesis/dissertation and the item will be borrowed from another library. 

There is currently no charge for interlibrary loan requests to Einstein faculty, students, and staff.

May I suggest that the library purchase a book or journal subscription?

Yes, we encourage your input.  You can suggest a purchase and your request will be evaluated by our Collection Development Team.

 

Can I connect to the wireless network in the Library?

Yes. Secure wireless coverage is available in the D. Samuel Gottesman Library and on the entire Resnick (Einstein) campus, using a Wi-Fi capable device (802.11 b, g or n) and the SSID called "YUWireless" or "YUGuest".

 

Can I use PowerPoint or Microsoft Word in the Library?

Yes.  You can use PowerPoint, Word and other Microsoft Office applications on the computers in the Library, the Beren Study Center, and in the Reading Room.  You can also access your email and utilize other educational software programs using the computers throughout the library. 

How do I reserve a Group Study Room?

You can reserve a Library Group Study Room online, up to 8 weeks in advanceTo reserve a room, visit our Group Study Room Reservations calendar.

Contact the Circulation Desk, circdesk@einstein.yu.edu, 718.430.3111 if you have any questions.


Do you still have questions?

Stop by the Reference Desk during regular hours, email askref@einstein.yu.edu or call us at 718.430.3104. 

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Rachel Schwartz
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1300 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, New York 10461
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Need Help?

E-mail: askref@einstein.yu.edu.

In Person: At the reference desk Mon. - Thurs., 9am - 6pm, and Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Phone: Call 718.430.3104, Mon. - Thurs., 9am - 6pm, and Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Text a Librarian,  Mon. - Fri., 10am - 5pm

Text us at 66746 and start your message with medlib.
For example: medlib What are your hours?

Virtual Consultation: Need help, but can't come to the library? Call us at 718.430.3104. We'll show you how it's done -- on your own computer.

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