Borrowing Library Material during the Pandemic

Borrowing Policies

Eligible library users may borrow library material from the 4th floor library service desk in the Medical Education building.

A current Tufts University ID or Tufts Medical Center ID is required to check out materials.

Items Available for Checkout and Loan Periods

Items are available for checkout and may be found using JumboSearch:


For more information on how to renew your library items, visit the Renewing Materials page.

Current and older print journals are for library use only out but scanning is available.

Checking Out Library Books

We have two ways to check out books at Hirsh Health Sciences Library:

Contactless Book Pickup

Hirsh Library has implemented “curbside pickup.” Students, faculty, and staff are able to request books from any Tufts library to be picked up at Hirsh Library during the Medical Education building open hours.

Borrowing Books by Mail

You may also choose to have a book from a Tufts library be mailed to you.

Returning Library Books

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

We are doing our best to get you access to what you need. With staff working mostly remotely, requested scans from books and journals within the library may take longer than usual to fill.