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Community Health Collection

A guide to support users of the Community Health Collection at MGH IHP.


The Community Health Collection is located on the 4th floor of Building 38, with entries on 2nd and 3rd (ramp access) Avenues. Your IHP ID badge will give you access in the elevator. If you would like help exploring the collection, please send an email to

Borrowing: Self-service check-out allows you to borrow anytime the library is open. Please use the self-checkout station to borrow items and the drop-box near the elevator to return items.


Monday-Friday, 7AM-10PM
Saturday, 8AM-10PM
Sunday, 11AM-10PM

With a librarian, by appointment.

For questions, or set up an appointment:

What is the Community Health Collection?

The Community Health Collection is a small collection of resources that support health promotion projects and community health outreach programs. In addition to 1000+ books, the library has interactive models, posters, curriculums, and more that you can borrow to bring on site for your program.

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Books are the majority of the collection. We have handbooks, story books, reference books, biographies, research, directories and more. For a complete list of subjects that we collect, please click here.
Visual Aids are materials like posters, 3-dimensional models, flip charts, and displays.
Curricula are available in a number of subjects, and most are intended for child and adolescent audiences. They often include worksheets, activity ideas, and media supplements. curricula
Kits are a unique resource type that combine items such as visual aids, pamphlets, curricula, etc. into a single package of materials that complement each other.
A limited number of Games are available for certain subjects. These resources may be board games, card games, etc. games
The library also has some DVDs available.

Essential Web Resources

These websites are authoritative sources for ideas and printable handouts.

Community and Public Health Journals

Some of these resources are available only to MGH staff and students.