Mayo Clinic Libraries is dedicated to meeting the information needs of Mayo Clinic employees, students, and patients. The Mayo libraries comprise one of the most comprehensive medical library systems in North America. Mayo Clinic’s medical practice, biomedical research and education activities are served by this system, encompassing three practice sites and the Mayo Clinic Health System across five states.
Information services, in-depth library research assistance, expert literature research, electronic document delivery, and online training services help library users access and effectively use traditional and digital resources. These assets include 4,815 current journal titles, hundreds of databases, electronic books, and other tools.
Although Mayo Clinic maintains a private library system, visiting students and health care professionals are most welcome to use the traditional and electronic collections on-site. Specialized libraries serving hospitalized patients and their families, consumer health libraries, and special collections and archives related to the history of medicine and the history of Mayo Clinic are also available. Every effort is made to provide access to unique materials through various interlibrary loan networks accessible from most medical, specialty, university, and public libraries. Visiting students and health care professionals must register at the service desk of the library they are visiting.