Access our comprehensive collections from anywhere with an Internet connection – at your desk, at home, at the bench, at the bedside, or wherever you are
The Welch Library has a broad and deep online collection, which focuses on medicine and health and includes hundreds of databases, thousands of multimedia resources, and thousands of e-books and e-journals (including all of Welch’s current journal holdings). This online collection, while full of resources essential for health care and biomedical research, is only part of what is available to you as a Welch user. The Welch Library connects you to additional collections available locally, nationally, and worldwide through the Library Catalog, BorrowDirect, and WelDoc (see below).
As a Welch user, you can access the collections of all Johns Hopkins University libraries through the Library Catalog (Catalyst). These other library collections include the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the George Peabody Library, the Arthur Friedheim Music Library, the John Work Garrett Library (part of the Evergreen Museum and Library), as well as a number of archives and special collections.
The Welch Library also maintains a print collection of bound journal volumes, as well as books, including textbooks. Print books can be requested through the Library Catalog (Catalyst).
BorrowDirect extends your reach beyond the Library Catalog. It enables you to request books from the Ivy League universities, the University of Chicago, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through a single interface. Faculty visiting any of these institutions will be able to check out books on-site.
Extend your reach even further through WelDoc, the Welch Library's interlibrary loan service, which connects you to libraries throughout the U.S. and the world. Use WelDoc to request journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, etc. not available locally or through BorrowDirect.