Scott Memorial Library

Information For

Access to Library Services & Resources

Current Jeffersonians

Includes/Membership Terms: All faculty (including those retired with emeritus designation), on-campus and distance students, employees, residents, postdocs and fellows of TJU, Jefferson Hospital and Methodist Division.

Access to Scott Memorial Library: Access during regularly scheduled hours. Present your valid Jefferson photo ID to the Security Officer at the first floor entrance.

Register for Library Services: Register for Library services at the 2nd floor Service Desk by presenting your Jefferson photo ID.


  • Use of the Library’s public computers and study space: Login with Jefferson campus key (assigned by IS&T). All computers include access to the Internet and MS Office Software.
  • Access to the Library group and individual study rooms: Available to students only. Requires registration at the 2nd floor Service Desk. Group room reservations
  • Access to the Library and Jeff Alumni Hall Computer Labs and Classrooms: Full privileges. List of facilities


  • Use of licensed content (databases, electronic books, electronic journals, teaching materials): Full access to all materials. Off-campus access requires authentication with your Jefferson campus key.
  • Borrowing privileges for Library print materials: Full privileges. Please see our borrowing policies.
  • Inter-Library Loan service (ILL) for articles and books NOT OWNED by Scott Memorial Library: 20 free items per year (August-July). Additional orders may be placed for a $5.00 fee per item. See our loan policies and request forms.
  • Document Delivery Scanning Service: As a courtesy, Library staff will scan journal articles from the Library’s print collection. Requests must be submitted online. Orders are filled within 24 hours, Monday - Friday, and PDFs are delivered electronically through ILLiad.
  • Reserve materials and biomedical models: Available for use in the Library by presenting valid Jefferson photo ID at 2nd floor Service Desk.

Center for Teaching and Learning Services:

  • Photocopy and laser printing: 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.
  • Databases searches by an Information Services Librarian: Available for $50 per topic, plus any applicable online fees, for up to 25 topics per year except for student coursework.

    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.

  • The CTL conducts training sessions on the use of Library databases and research support technologies. These are subject to availability and no show fees may apply. See topics and details.
  • The CTL also provides slides, photography, artwork and other biomedical communication support services. See price list for fees.


  • Present your valid Jefferson ID whenever requesting Library services.
  • Report lost or stolen ID to Jefferson Security and the Photo ID Center immediately. You are responsible for all materials charged to your Jefferson ID prior to reporting a loss. The Center will charge a $15. 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 removal from the Library.
  • Follow Food and Beverage Policy.
  • Computer use 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)