The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn is located on three floors of the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB). The main floor on the first level is the Library Information Commons that provides 24/7 access to users. The Library Information Commons has a designated eating area as well as collaborative learning spaces and individual carrels for private study. The second floor is a designated silent study area and also caters to group study. The basement level houses the Advanced Learning Resource Center with individual carrels and classrooms.
Over the years, the Library has continued to evolve to meet new needs and provide very different services and resources beyond its original mandate. With the changes in how we interact and meet with one another, the Library will continue to adapt to assist faculty, staff and students in support of our academic mission.
The collection is a hybrid of print and electronic resources and supports the academic, clinical and research needs of a wide variety of health related programs.
The Library provides a safe environment for its users and the Staff is always willing to address your needs.
Off Campus/Remote Access
When you click on a link for one of the Library's licensed resources, you will be asked for a user name and password. Your proxy server user name and password are the same as the ones you use to login to your campus email account (NETID). If you need assistance with your login credentials, contact IT firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our current collection is also accessible with appropriate authentication through Downstate's course management system. Signing in to Blackboard will also clear you to access the library resources during the session, bypassing proxy login.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)/Document Delivery Department ILL is a service offered to Downstate students, faculty and staff that provides electronic scans of articles and book chapters, monographs, and audiovisual materials that are not owned by The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn. Document Delivery is a service offered to Downstate students, faculty and staff that provide PDF versions of articles and electronic book chapters for items that are available in our collection.