The Homer Gage Library was founded at the Memorial Hospital in the mid 1920's. Named after the hospital's first chief of surgery, the Homer Gage Library has served physicians, residents, student nurses, staff and the public for over 80 years. Today, the library is a branch library of the Lamar Soutter Library on University Campus which supplies staff and resources, including over 40,000 online periodicals. Homer Gage, located in the "A" Building by the Amphitheater and Cafeteria, offers a small collection of basic medical and nursing textbooks, selected periodicals for browsing, and computers to access online resources. Staff from the Lamar Soutter Library cover the Homer Gage Library traditionally on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. If no staff member is in attendance when you visit, use the house phone, located at the main desk, to call the Library Service Point at Lamar Soutter and ask to speak to a librarian directly Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:00.
NOTE: The Homer Gage Library will be moving to a temporary location in July 2017 as the major construction project now occurring on Memorial 2 moves to the A Building. In 2018, the library will move in to a new location across from the Amphitheater. In teh interim, the library will open with reduced resources on Memorial 3. Details will be made available closer to the move date.
From the main hospital entrance on the Ground Floor:
Walk straight ahead until you reach the “E” elevator. Take the elevator up one level to the First Floor and go through the double doors into the hospital hallway. Turn right and walk until you reach the end, then turn right again and follow the hallway around the corner to the left until you see a sign for the Cafeteria on the right and the Library and Amphitheater on the left. Turn left and walk toward the round amphitheater wall; you will see the library entrance on your left.
From the employee entrance under the blue awning in the back of the hospital:
Walk through the double doors and into the hallway. Turn right and walk until you reach the end, then turn right again and follow the hallway around until you see a sign for the Cafeteria on the right and the Library and Amphitheater on the left. Turn left and walk toward the round amphitheater wall; you will see the library entrance on your left.
The computer classroom in the library:
Once you enter the library, follow the round wall to the right and you will see the door to the computer training classroom.
The Homer Gage Library is located in "A" Building, level 1, next to the Ampitheater and near the Cafeteria. Access is available 24 hours/day via badge access and is open to all users 8:30-5:30 Monday through Friday.