Health Education Library

56-45 Main St
Flushing, NY 11355
(Health Education LibraryFirst floor of Main Building, between the Red Elevators and the Emergency Department)

Phone: (718) 670-1118 or (718) 670-1119

The Library is open to New York Hospital affiliates, and staff. (Patients and their families may use library through arrangement with affiliated staff.)


  • Monday - Thursday 8 am - 11 pm
  • Friday 8 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 10 am- 3 pm (alternating Sundays-please check library bulletin board for hours)

    Books, Periodicals, and Audio/Visual
  • Closed federal holidays
  • Temporary hours changes will be posted on Library door.

Books, Periodicals, and Audio/Visual

The Library subscribes to over 350 periodicals and holds over 6,000 textbooks, monographs, and audio/visual programs. Circulation, Computer use and Interlibrary loans are limited to NYP/Queens hospital staff and Attendings. E-books are listed on Intranet.

NYP/Queens College Corner- special section with hospital-supported books/videos for NYP/Queens College classes. 


Copiers are available. The charge for non-hospital personnel use is $0.15 per page.

Services for Hospital Staff

Database searches: experienced librarians search a variety of biomedical and related databases, including,

  • Medline
  • UpToDate
  • Ovid
  • Access Emergency Medicine
  • MDConsult (through Dec 2013
  • Access Surgery
  • Statref
  • Internet
  • PubsHub
  • Access Medicine 

Database Additions

The Library is subscribing to AccessMedicine to

complement current subscriptions to

AccessEmergencyMedicine and AccessSurgery.

  We dropped many low-use print journals and can get interlibrary loans for any needed articles.

 Women Sitting at Desk


Informal classes (at mutual convenience) are offered to hospital personnel in Medline database searching and PowerPoint. .

Interlibrary loan

For our hospital personnel, the Library can request books or periodicals not available at this library from other libraries through our consortial arrangements.


FYI is an intermittent newsletter published by the Health Education Library containing library news, searching hints, and information about new books, journals and videotapes that have been acquired by the Library. FYI also includes listings of books and articles newly published by the hospital staff.

Library Affiliations

  • MLA, Medical Library Association (NY-NJ and national)
  • NY/NJ Regional Medical Library Association
  • Metropolitan Reference & Library Agency
  • BQSI/MB/MB Health Sciences Libraries
  • NNLM (National Library of Medicine) 
  • Academy Hospital Information Professionals 
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