Dickerman Library

The Herbert W. Dickerman Library is the biomedical research library of the New York State Department of Health, located at the Empire State Plaza (ESP) in the Biggs Laboratory, Wadsworth Center.

The Library Reference desk is open 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.  The Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those who have the appropriate full badge access to the Wadsworth Center. For all others, the library hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of state holidays.  The library can be contacted by calling: Reference Desk: 518-474-6172; InterLibrary Loan: 518-474-6168; or email: dohlib@health.state.ny.us

The library offers reference services, interlibrary loan, database searching, and use of the collection of approximately 50,000 books and reports, as well as over 7,000 scientific and public health journals in print and online.  Through the library’s homepage, users have access to research databases, electronic journals, catalogs of the Dickerman Library and other libraries, and many other Internet resources. Electronic access to the Dickerman Library resources is available from the SPH computer lab.

There are DOH-networked computers available for public use in both libraries as well as in the computer lab at the East campus (located at the front of the room).  No passwords are required, but access is restricted to library resources.

There is no charge for printing at the Dickerman Library, but there are printing charges at the East campus.  You will need to download your articles from the DOH computers and take your disk to one of the university computers for printing from there.