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The Harold H. Brittingham Memorial Library

The Harold H. Brittingham Memorial Library logo

The Harold H. Brittingham Memorial Library was founded in 1937 to serve the patient care, research, teaching and administrative needs of MetroHealth professional staff including physicians, nurses (APRNs, RNs, LPNs), allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and students enrolled in various educational programs conducted by the hospital.

The library facility occupies approximately 3,000 square feet of space on the second floor of the Rammelkamp Center for Education & Research. The staff consists of one full time professional librarian and one full time library assistant.

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Rammelkamp Center, 2nd Floor, Room 267 - Back section

MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive

Cleveland, Ohio 44109


Monday – Friday:

7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Door unlocked

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Staffed

After hours and weekend MetroHealth medical staff and house officers can enter the library by using the badge reader.

Contact Information

Phone: (216) 778-5623

Email: [email protected]

Book Drop Location:

Library materials may be returned outside the main door to the library after regular hours. During regular business hours materials can also be returned to the library’s main circulation desk.


Interlibrary Loans

Materials not owned by the library may be obtained through interlibrary loan arrangements with the two medical libraries at Case Western Reserve University, local hospital libraries and the national network of medical school and university libraries, including the National Library of Medicine. 

Reference Services

Computer workstations are available for searching the library databases and the internet. Particularly complex or unusual subjects may require a literature search performed by a member of the library's professional staff. Search request forms may be obtained at the main desk or from the Literature Search Request link on the library’s MIV page.

Library Orientation

Library orientation programs or tours are conducted by the librarian upon request. Sessions on electronic resources and database tutorials may also be arranged for individuals or groups. 

Oral History Video Series 

Annual Report

It is the goal of the library's annual report not to put into detail but to bring you up to date on activities in the last year.

Download the 2022 Harold H. Brittingham Memorial Library annual report

Download the 2021 Harold H. Brittingham Memorial Library annual report

Download the 2020 Harold H. Brittingham Memorial Library annual report

Download the 2019 Harold H. Brittingham Memorial Library annual report

Employee Resources

For Employees

Strategic Planning

2021 Strategic Plan

2021 Action Plan