Education & Training

Medical Libraries and Resources

General Information

The Dr. Walter R. Frontera Library at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is available to Spaulding staff as well as to patients and their families. The extensive resources of the Treadwell Library at Massachusetts General Hospital are also available to eligible Spaulding staff members.

1st Floor, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 First Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129 (Boston Main Campus)
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm

Print Resources
Suggestions for book purchases and new journal subscriptions are very welcome. Make a suggestion to the librarian.

The library contains over 900 books on site that focus on disability and rehabilitation, including core medical texts and a sports medicine collection. In addition, 800 electronic texts are available online via Treadwell Library at MGH eBooks to Spaulding staff.

Numerous titles are available to elegible Spaulding staff through the Treadwell Library at MGH eJournals

Online Resources
Databases and Electronic Resources
Databases, eJournals, and eBooks can be accessed from office, home or the library by eligible Spaulding staff. For a complete listing of electronic resources, see the Electronic Library at Treadwell Library (Massachusetts General Hospital).

For OVID passwords, ask the Spaulding librarian to assist you or generate your own online.

Useful Web Resources

Here are some useful resource pages on the Treadwell Library's website:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Resources
Rehabilitation Resources on the Internet
Other sites recommended by Treadwell Librarians

Library Services

Literature Searches

Assistance with literature searches is available to Spaulding staff either in the Spaulding library or by contacting a Spaulding librarian at (617) 573-2415. Or you can email Spaulding with your inquiry.

Search assistance is also available to eligible Spaulding staff through a Treadwell librarian by contacting (617) 726-8605. Or you can email Treadwell with your inquiry.

Inter-Library Loans
To request books, journal articles, and audio visual materials not owned by SRH Medical Library, please  provide complete citation details via email. Requests for articles and other media must be work related. This service is free to SRH employees.

Basic Reference
Spaulding library staff is available for quick reference questions only. For in-depth reference questions, please contact Treadwell Library at MGH  via phone, (617) 726-8605, or email.

Library Exchange Privileges
Staff of other Partners institutions are welcome to use the Doris K. Barber Memorial Library, but must use their own password to access electronic resources and do not have borrowing privileges.

Spaulding staff have access but no borrowing privileges at the Countway Library at Harvard Medical  School. Staff with Harvard IDs have access to a range of Harvard resources.

For further details, contact the Countway Library at (617) 432-2136.