The Ehrman Medical Library sustained considerable damage to its physical facility and IT infrastructure from Hurricane Sandy. We lost most of our staff work areas, our student study space, and almost all of the onsite print collection, to floodwaters. The area is still inaccessible and as such the Ehrman Medical Library remains closed until further notice.
Bellevue Hospital and the Manhattan VA Hospital were also damaged during the storm and remain closed. Therefore, the Bellevue Medical Library and the Waldmann Dental Library (located in the VA Hospital) are also closed until further notice. The Environmental Medicine Library at Sterling Forest is expected to regain power and connectivity, and be open, the week of Nov. 12. The Robbins Medical Library at the Hospital for Joint Diseases remains open.
We ask for your patience and understanding as the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, together with the greater NYU Langone Medical Center community, embarks on a prolonged recovery effort. Our top priority is now, as it always has been, to provide the NYULMC community with the highest quality knowledge resources to support the missions of patient care, research, and education. To this end, we have been working around the clock to get our online resources and services functioning as usual, and we are pleased to report that this rebuilding effort is mostly complete. You can help by alerting us to any links that appear to be broken or not working as expected.
Our Request-an-Article service has been restored and our librarians can again be contacted via the Ask-a-Librarian form or web chat. We ask for your patience should you encounter any bumps along the way, or if things take a little longer than usual — we are working remotely or in temporary locations and conditions are changing every day.
In the weeks and months ahead, we will be redesigning and rebuilding our online services and digital library presence. We will also accelerate planning for a much improved and state-of-the-art library facility. We will come back better than ever, and we'll be more than ready to serve our community as it emerges from an extraordinary time. We are proud to be a part of NYULMC
The faculty and staff of the NYU Health Sciences Libraries thank you for your support!