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Library Information


Director – Chris Nims, MSLIS – ext. 33196
Reference Librarian – Louise Collins – ext. 33664


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Closed weekends

Current collections:

Print Journals:
112 active subscriptions – paper copy
70 Ophthalmology (37 Domestic, 24 Foreign)
48 Otorhinolaryngology (31 Domestic, 17 Foreign) 
3 General (Science, JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine)

On-line Journals

101 of the journals subscribed to in hard copy are also available on-line. Of those,
71 are purchased by the hospital. The rest are available through Harvard and/or
Partners with a username and password provided by the institution.


The library owns over 40 titles, both foreign and domestic, with holdings in the 19th century. Some are located in the main library but most are in storage.


Copier Service

The library has one copier available for use. Self copy is 15 cents per copy black & white or 25 per copy in color.


Public access computer: The library also provides a computer that does not require a password for use. This is intended for short term use (15 minutes or less) by visiting students, lecturers, patients and families and any staff that does not have other access.

The Abraham Pollen Archives:

The Archives comprises the historical records and papers of the hospital, including Annual Reports from the 1800’s to current, many of the old Case Reports, the extensive photograph collection, Board records and other hospital records. There is also a collection of old medical instruments from both specialties and a spectacle collection. The New England Ophthalmological Association houses their archival papers with the Mass. Eye and Ear Archives. Several times a year, visiting scholars use the Archives for their research and, of course, members of the Mass. Eye and Ear community are welcome to use the collection.




Page updated 4/16/2014.