Cleveland Health Sciences Library

Serving those who are engaged in education, research and practice in the health sciences.

Allen Reading Room
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Information about CHSL

The Cleveland Health Sciences Library was formed in 1965 by an agreement between the Cleveland Medical Library Association (CMLA) and Western Reserve University. Read more.

Health Center Library

Health Center LibraryThe Health Center Library (HCL) occupies the first floor of the Robbins Building of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Originally opened in 1971, HCL underwent a major renovation project from 2002-2003. With a completely updated look and feel, HCL serves the faculty, staff and students of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine and Nursing as well as the departments of Biology and Nutrition. There are spacious carrels near windows and electricity as well as casual seating areas.

Allen Memorial Medical Library

Allen LibraryThe Cleveland Medical Library Association carefully planned and built the Allen Memorial Medical Library building to house their library collections and their growing historical collections--now part of the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum. They chose the architectural firm of Frank R. Walker and Harry E. Weeks, a firm noted in the Midwest for their classical revival style. Walker and Weeks left the largest legacy of important structures in Cleveland of any architectural firm in the city's history, including the Federal Reserve Bank, The Cleveland Public Library, and Severance Hall. The construction firm of Reaugh was retained, and the cornerstone was laid on July 23, 1925. Read more.

Dittrick Medical History Center

DittrickThe Dittrick Medical History Center is dedicated to the study of the medical past through a distinguished collection of rare books, museum artifacts, archives, and images. The Center originated as part of the Cleveland Medical Library Association (est. 1894) and today functions as an interdisciplinary study center within the College of Arts and Sciences of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More.