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Robert S. Morison Library

The Robert S. Morison Library of the Hastings Center supports the research interests of Hastings, its Fellows, the visiting scholars program, and the general public (by appointment). Established in 1970, the library is the oldest bioethics collection of its kind. Housed in what was originally constructed in 1955 as the gymnasium for The Malcolm Gordon School, the library is now the depository for over 9,000 books, journals, and audio visual materials. It also serves as the meeting site for Hastings Center research projects.

Hastings’ archives are stored at the National Library of Medicine. A description of the collection can be located here. Email inquiries concerning the archives should be directed

Materials from Center co-founder Daniel Callahan are housed at Yale University. Inquiries regarding those materials should be directed to Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University.

Hastings regrets that is not able to respond to telephone requests for materials or research assistance.

A helpful website supporting bioethics research and providing other information services is hosted by the Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University or by phone 1-202-687-3885.