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Library Orientation: Home


Welcome! This guide is designed to give students a brief introduction to the D. Samuel Gottesman Library of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Laptops, MacBooks, and iPads

The Library has laptops, MacBooks, and iPads available to lend.

  • Each can be borrowed for a period of 7 days.
  • Each can be checked out at the D. Samuel Gottesman Library Circulation Desk.
  • Checkouts and returns must take place during regular Circulation Desk hours.

Learn more about our laptops and MacBooks here. Learn more about our iPads here.

Charging Locker in the Library


In addition to the wall-mount phone charging station installed in the Reading Room. We now have a charging locker unit located in the Beren Study. The unit has 8 bays of charging lockers, numbered from 1-8 and identifiable by their unique colors.  Each locker bay has a variety of charging connectors (Apple Lightning, Apple 30-Pin, Micro USB, USB Type-C).  The two bottom lockers also have electrical outlets. Instructions are posted.

Smart Boards

  • The Library has 2 smart boards that can be used in the Group Study Rooms.
  • Smart boards can be borrowed for 2 hours.

Learn more about smart boards and how to reserve them here

Accessing Library resources remotely

How does it work?
 Simply use the Online Journals, E-Books, or Databases pages from the Library's web site. You will be prompted for your UserID and Password once you click on a resource.

What is my UserID and Password?

Your UserID is your 5-digit number on your Einstein ID card, and your Password is your last name.

Click here to log on to Remote Access.

More information about Remote Access can be found on the Remote Access FAQ page.

Printing at the Library

The Office of Medical Education provides first and second year medical students with a print allowance. These accounts are managed by the Library to enable you to use the Library's color and black and white printers.

When you print, you will be prompted to enter your user ID and password.
The user ID is the 5-digit number on your Einstein picture ID card.
The password is your last name.

For more information about the Library's printing, scanning, and photocopying resources, including printing wirelessly, visit our Printing, Scanning, and Photocopying guide.

The Library provides a free comb binding service to help you organize your printouts. 

Group Study Rooms

The Group Study Rooms are available when the Library is open.

Click here to reserve a Group Study Room.

  •  Rooms are intended for groups of 2 or more. Single individuals may be asked to leave if a group is without a room.
  •  Each room has an LCD screen, whiteboard, wireless access, conference table and 6 chairs.
  •  Dry Erase Markers and erasers can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
  •  Rooms can be reserved for consecutive 15 minute intervals, maximum 2 hours per day. The 2-hour limit is not enforced when other rooms available.
  •  Reservations will be held for 15 minutes after start time.
  •  Rooms can be reserved up to 8 weeks in advance.


Library Tour

Contact Library Staff



Visit the Reference Desk.

(Mon. - Thurs., 9am - 6pm, and Friday, 9am - 5pm.)

Email us your question.
   Call us: 718.430.3104 
(Mon. - Thurs., 9am - 6pm, and Friday, 9am - 5pm.)
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Text us: 718.407.0761

(Mon. - Thurs., 10am - 6pm, and Friday, 10am - 5pm.)

Virtual Consultation

Call us at 718.430.3104. We'll show you how it's done -- on your own computer.

(Mon. - Fri., 10am - 5pm)

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