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Clinical Faculty Orientation

Explore library resources for Clinical Faculty at McMaster.


As a clinical faculty member at McMaster University, you've graciously offered your time and expertise to help ensure future health professionals have the experience necessary to succeed.

The Faculty of Health Sciences greatly appreciates your contributions to health education and is pleased to provide full access to the extensive collection of resources available from McMaster's Health Sciences Library, including:

  • Evidence-based, point-of-care tools 
  • Health databases
  • E-textbooks and journals
  • Pharmaceutical resources      
  • Mobile apps 
  • And much more

This guide will introduce you to the library's key resources and provide some useful tips for using these tools effectively.

Accessing Resources

McMaster University clinical faculty and preceptors are eligible to obtain a MacID.

If you have a formal appointment with the McMaster University through one of the Faculty of Health Sciences educational programs, schools or departments, contact your program administrator who will facilitate the process of obtaining an employee number and a MacID.

For more information, please contact Neera Bhatnagar, Head of Systems & Public Services, Health Sciences Library.

Your McMaster ID is your library card. The 14-digit barcode number (underneath the black vertical lines) is what you need in order to borrow books and other material. 

In order to get a McMaster ID, bring photo ID and your McMaster University employee number to the Campus Store in Gilmour Hall (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) and ask for a "Working at McMaster" card. Your barcode will be printed on the back.


Material not held in the collections of McMaster University Libraries that is needed for study or research by faculty, students, and staff may be requested through Interlibrary Loans (ILL) via the RACER service.  Register for RACER using the following form.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Contact Information

Health Sciences Library
Interlibrary Loans Department
1280 Main Street West HSC 2B12
Hamilton ON  L8S 4K1

905-525-9140  EXT. 22546
Fax  905 - 523-3733
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