About the LibraryThe IHP Library collection is completely virtual with the exceptions of our Community Health Collection and Course Reserves, which are both located on the 4th Floor of Building 38. The 4th floor is accessible by ID badge only. Read on for information about accessing the library and getting help from your librarians.
Hours of OperationMon-Thu 7 am to 10 pm
Fri 7 am to 7 pm
Sat 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Borrowing MaterialsCheck out and return materials using the self-checkout station by the exit.
IHP and Partners affiliates may borrow materials.
The library is self serve but librarians are available to help you find what you need.
Community members who are not Partners affiliated may borrow resources from the Community Health Library but need to make an appointment with a librarian.
Course reserves are only accessible with the help of library staff.
Getting HelpLibrarians are available for in-person and email assistance:
Mon-Thurs 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Fri 9 am to 4:30 pm.
These hours of availability are approximate and may vary. If you want help at a specific time, please make an appointment.
Library offices are closed on Fridays in the summer. Have a question or want to schedule an appointment? Ask a Librarian.
We respond to help requests periodically over the weekend.
Weekend appointments can be made with advance notice.
PoliciesCommunity Health Collection Development Policy
Janis P. Bellack Library Chat Reference Policy
Meet the Staff
Jessica BellDirector of Library and Instructional Design
Office Location: B38 4th floor
As the Director of the Library and Instructional Design, Jessica Bell works to coordinate and expand services and resources that support teaching, learning, and scholarship at the Institute. Jessica sets priorities for new initiatives to lead the expansion and coordination of resources to enhance teaching and learning.
Jessica received her MSLIS from Simmons College in 2000 and enjoyed employment at several academic libraries before joining MGH Institute staff in 2008.
Amanda TarbetAssistant Director of Library Services
Location: B38 4th floor
Phone: (617) 643-6085
Amanda provides research consultations, in-class workshops, and online/multimedia learning materials to the students, faculty and staff of the Institute. She knows the Community Health Collection inside and out. You probably met her at a new student orientation event.
Amanda earned her BS in Biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2007 and worked in epidemiological research for a few years before attaining her MSLIS from Simmons College in 2012. She joined MGH IHP as a Library Assistant in 2012.
Adam LowryLibrary Assistant
Location: B38 4th floor
Phone: (617) 643-6685
Adam plans events, coordinates social media posts, and supports the library staff through office management. He graduated from Emmanuel College in 2019 with a BA in Mathematics and joined MGH IHP in August 2019.