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Scott Memorial Library
1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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AISR Privileges

Includes: All faculty who have retired from Thomas Jefferson University without Emeritus status.

Scott Memorial Library:

  • Access to Scott Memorial Library:
    Access during regularly scheduled hours. Tour our facilities.
    • Access requirements for Scott Building:
      Scott Memorial Library welcomes retirees Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (University holidays not included).
      • Retirees must purchase a $7 pass for each visit to the Library.
      • Passes are valid for one day only, for use until 5 p.m. on the date of issue.
      • Individuals may purchase a maximum of 4 passes per month. An individual membership program is available for more frequent access.
      • A valid form of government-issued identification must be presented for admission into the Library at the time of purchase.
      To enter Scott Memorial Library M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.:
      • Show a valid photo ID to the 1st floor Security Officer and sign in on the visitor log.
      • Purchase a Visitor's Pass at the 2nd floor Circulation Window. If you leave the building during the day, you must show your visitor's pass to the Security Officer to reenter.
  • Use of the Library's public computers and study space:
    Access is included with purchase of the Library's $7 day pass.
    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:
    Limited to IP-based materials which are accessible from the Library's public computers. Materials which require a Jefferson Campus Key are not included, however most journals and databases are included.
  • Access to the Learning Resources Computer Labs and Classrooms:
    No access privileges to computer labs or classrooms.
  • Borrowing privileges for Library print materials:
    No privileges.
  • Database searches by an Information Services Librarian:
    Available for $60 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.

  • No access privileges to computer labs.
  • Borrowing privileges for LR materials:
    Full privileges. Please see our policies.

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.


  • Display the Visitor Pass in plain sight at all times while in the Library.
  • Library passes are the property of Thomas Jefferson University and must be surrendered upon the request of Scott Memorial Library staff.
  • 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)