The METRO Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) supports the work of more than 65 hospital and medical center libraries in New York City and Westchester County. We seek to develop, enhance, and improve the delivery of healthcare information between member libraries and health care professionals. We use outreach and targeted support to make sure that local hospital and medical center libraries apply for any grants for which they are eligible.
METRO services to hospital and medical center libraries include:
Information about grants and other funding opportunities
Continuing education, including courses offering Medical Library Association credits
An annual conference session focused on current issues related to health and medical library issues
Free or discounted access to databases
METRO distributes funds from the New York State Library to support acquisitions, technology upgrades and interlibrary loan services for hospital libraries.
Collection Development Grants
Collection development grants are available to METRO’s Hospital Library Service Program members. Grant amounts are based on funding available, established need, and current expenditure levels.
Applications are currently closed and will reopen December 2018.
Each year, METRO receives funding to support technology needs in hospital libraries. Grants are available to members of METRO’s Hospital Library Services Program. Applications are reviewed by an ad-hoc committee drawn from the HLSP Advisory Council.
The next application cycle opens Winter 2018.
Medical Information Service Program Grants
Medical Information Service Program grants are available to subsidize costs associated with interlibrary loans involving medical and health related materials. Grants are available to medical or hospital libraries, though other libraries may also be eligible to have the cost of its health-related interlibrary loans subsidized if the National Library of Medicine (NLM) or a Document Delivery Providers (DDP’s) provided them. Grant funding is based, in part, on Docline interlibrary loan statistics.
The MISP Grant application is now closed.
Beth Israel Medical Center, Phillips Library
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Schwartz Medical Library
Calvary Hospital, Medical Library
Columbia University, Long Health Sciences Library
Coney Island Hospital, Fink Memorial Library
Elmhurst Hospital Center, Medical Library
Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Medical Library
Coler-Goldwater Memorial Hospital, Health Sciences Library
Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Herman Robbins Medical Library
Hospital for Special Surgery, Kim Barrett Memorial Library
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Medical Library
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Medical Library
Lawrence Hospital Health Sciences Center
Lenox Hill Hospital, Leopold Health Sciences Library
Lincoln Medical Center, Health Sciences Library
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Health Science Library
Lutheran Medical Center, Medical Library
Maimonides Medical Center, Degenshein Memorial Library
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Nathan Cummings Center, Medical Library
Montefiore at Mount Vernon Hospital, Library & Information Services
Montefiore at New Rochelle
Montefiore Medical Center/Tishman Learning Center, Health Sciences Library
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Levy Library
New York City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York Downtown Hospital
New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Samuels Medical Library
New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Health Education Library
New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division, Medical Library
New York Medical College, Health Sciences Library
New York Methodist Hospital, Health Sciences Library
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York University Medical Center, Ehrman Medical Library
North General Hospital
North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, Health Sciences Library
Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Health Sciences Library
Our Lady of Mercy
Peninsula Hospital Center, Medical Library
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Medical Staff Library
Queens Hospital Center, Health Science Library
Richmond University Medical Center
Rockefeller University, Library
St. Barnabas Hospital, Medical Library
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital/South Shore Division, Medical Library
St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Library
St. Luke’s Hospital Center/St. Luke’s Division, Bolling Memorial Medical Library
St. Luke’s Hospital/Roosevelt Division, Medical Library
St. Vincent’s Manhattan
St. Vincent’s Staten Island
Staten Island University Hospital, Medical Library
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Medical Research Library
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Samuel J. Wood Library
White Plains Hospital, Medical Library
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Medical Library
Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, D. Samuel Gottesman Library
For information on joining HLSP or for questions related to any of our grant programs, please contact Nathalie Reid, [email protected].