Trainees enjoy 16 libraries across Mayo Clinic
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The Mayo Clinic Libraries are your partner in practice, research, and education. More than 30 professional librarians and 40 library associates are committed to excellence in customer service and excited about helping you succeed academically.

At Mayo Clinic, there are 16 libraries in four states to support and serve your academic needs. Many of the Mayo Clinic Libraries are professional libraries open to those affiliated with Mayo Clinic — students, residents, fellows, healthcare professionals, faculty, and employees. Affiliated library customers have in-library and remote access to the libraries' many collections, including both digital and traditional library resources.

The libraries at Mayo Clinic have a variety of hours and locations and serve all kinds of customers. We also have Patient Education Libraries in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona, and two patients' libraries in Rochester, Minnesota — each serving the needs of patients, family members, caregivers, and community residents.

As a trainee, you’ll have access to a rich collection of digital and traditional resources networked throughout all Mayo sites. The collections cover the entirety of clinical medicine, nursing, biomedical research, medical humanities, and related fields including administration and management of healthcare. The Mayo library system contains an extensive collection of traditional and electronic journals, books, textbooks, and finding tools. These resources can be accessed from anywhere in the world. 


  • Books and e-books. More than 100,000 books, with the majority focused on medicine and the health sciences.
  • Journals and e-journalsAn extensive collection of journal back issues and subscriptions to more than 4,900 electronic journals.
  • Databases. Access to hundreds of specialized databases.
  • Subject guides. A large collection of guides to assist you in using library resources.
  • Historical collections. Our staff of specialists collect and preserve books, archival materials, and artifacts that are significant to Mayo Clinic and the practice of medicine.
  • Recreational materials. Our patients' libraries supply books, movies, and other entertainment materials to hospitalized patients and their families.


Our librarians provide traditional services such as circulation, electronic document delivery, and assistance with regional and national interlibrary loans including the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

We offer consultations with librarians (individual or group) and research assistance, along with:

  • Outreach and training. Training on a variety of tools and topics.
  • Current awareness and BrowZine. Journal alerting services to help you stay current.
  • Mobile applications. Mobile versions of many library resources are available.
  • Remote access. Staff and students can access the Mayo Clinic Libraries from anywhere in the world.


  • Locations in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
  • Group study rooms
  • Quiet study areas
  • Medical bookstore
  • Computers and laptops
  • Medical and patients' libraries
  • Archives and historical artifacts