Associate Membership Program

Associate membership is for individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations with no Tufts University affiliation.

What You Get

  • On-site use of most electronic resources, including full-text journals. Due to license restrictions, some resources such as Lexis-Nexis Academic are not available to associates.
  • On-site use of the print journal, reference and reserve collections.
  • Borrowing privileges:
    • Borrow a maximum of five items at one time from the circulating book collection of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library.
    • Items circulate for 14 days and can be renewed twice if there are no outstanding requests.
    • Items must be returned immediately if recalled for class reserve.
    • Borrowing privileges are suspended when items are overdue, and if bills are sent for unreturned, lost or damaged materials, until all charges are resolved.
  • A JumboCash card valued at $10 is included in your associate member package. JumboCash cards are used for printing. Please note that associate members are responsible for their own compliance with applicable copyright laws.

How to Apply

  • To apply for Tufts Hirsh Health Sciences Library privileges, you must complete the associate member registration form.
  • Privileges are granted after payment of the registration fee clears.
  • A registration card will be mailed to you, and you should present it along with a photo ID to use any library resources or services. Privileges and cards are non-transferable.

What It Costs

Tufts Hirsh Health Sciences Library offers associate membership programs for individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations at the following rates:

  • $2500 per year ($1500 for 6 months) for individuals and for-profit organizations.
  • $1000 per year ($500 for 6 months) for non-profit organizations (proof of status is required).
  • Fees should be paid by credit card or check/money order made out to the Trustees of Tufts College and mailed to: 
    Circulation Department 
    Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library
    Tufts Center for Medical Education
    145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
  • Please note that associate members are responsible for their own compliance with applicable copyright laws.

Services Available for Additional Fees

  • Access books, articles, theses, patents, and more available at Tufts libraries or from outside of Tufts using Interlibrary Loan.
  • Reference and mediated search services are available by appointment.