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AISR Privileges

Includes: All staff of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Methodist Division, and Methodist Hospital School of Nursing students.

Scott Memorial Library:

  • Access to Scott Memorial Library:
    Free access during regularly scheduled hours. These include weekends, evenings and 24-hour access to the first and fourth floors. Tour our facilities.
    • Access requirements for Scott Building:
      To enter Scott Memorial Library:
      • Present a valid Methodist photo ID to the Security Officer at the 1st floor entrance to the Library.
      • Register to receive Library services at the Circulation Window on the 2nd floor. Upon registration, you will receive a Library card with a barcode.
      • Present your card whenever requesting services.
      • Renew your registration annually.
  • Use of the Library's public computers and study space:
    Free access.
    The Library's public computers provide MS Office products and full Internet access.
  • Use of licensed content (databases, electronic books, electronic journals, teaching materials) which requires a Jefferson Campus Key:
    Full access to all materials, both on- and off-campus.
  • Access to the Learning Resources Computer Labs and Classrooms:
    Full privileges. See our online tour of facilities and services.
  • Borrowing privileges for Library print materials:
    Yes, full privileges. Please see our borrowing policies.
  • Inter-Library Loan service (ILL) for articles and books NOT OWNED by Scott Memorial Library:
    Available for a fee of $5 per item. See our loan policies and request forms.
  • Document delivery service for items OWNED by Scott Memorial Library
    Available for a fee of $5 per item. See our document delivery policies and request forms.
  • Database searches by an Information Services Librarian:
    Available for $50 per topic, plus any applicable online fees, for up to 25 topics per year.

    Scott Memorial Library has access to hundreds of databases on a wide range of scholarly and popular topics. For more information or to request a search, contact an Information Services Librarian at 215-503-6994,, or use the online search request form.
  • Monthly alerting services on biomedical topics:
    Available for a one-time setup fee of $35, plus $6/topic/month for in-house databases or a negotiable rate for vendor-based online services.
  • Photocopy and laser printing rate:
    Ten cents ($0.10) per standard black & white page; twenty-five cents ($0.25 for color prints). See the printing and copying policies for details.

AISR Learning Resources Centers

AISR’s Learning Resources Division provides computer labs, educational software and biomedical models.

AISR Education Services

The Education Services department conducts regular workshops on the use of Library databases and research support technologies.

  • Freely available, subject to the availability of seats and the same no-show fees that apply to Jefferson students and faculty.

Medical Media Services

The MMS department provides slides, photography, artwork and other biomedical communication support services.

  • Access to the services of Medical Media Services at the same fees as Thomas Jefferson University customers.


  • Present your Jefferson ID whenever requesting Library services
  • Report lost or stolen ID to Security and the Scott Library immediately. You are responsible for all materials charged to your Jefferson ID prior to reporting a loss. University Security will charge a fee to replace a lost ID.
  • Follow all Library and University policies. Failure to comply with policies may result in loss of Library privileges and ejection from the Library.
  • Food may not be consumed while in the Library. Beverages are permitted in approved containers only.
  • Computer users must comply with the University's Electronic Communication Policy.

For any questions regarding membership services or privileges, please contact:

Roderick MacNeil, Deputy University Librarian
Scott Memorial Library
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-503-2827 (voice)
215-923-3203 (fax) (email)

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