Henry Ford Libraries & Archives


As one of the nation’s largest hospital-based medical collections the Sladen Libraries serve the needs of our medical staff, employees, patients, visitors and students. The Libraries provide access to more than 4,000 electronic journals, 4,200 books and numerous other online resources. The Libraries provide access to more than 4,000 electronic journals, 4,200 books and numerous other online resources. 

Our library system is comprised of four hospital libraries: Henry Ford Hospital; Henry Ford Macomb Hospital; Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital; Henry Ford Allegiance Health. Additionally, the corporate historical archives, the Conrad R. Lam Archives, located at 1 Ford Place in Detroit.

For Henry Ford Hospital patients

Patients at Henry Ford Hospital may visit the Sladen Library located on the 17th floor of the Clinic Building to explore the collection of patient health information books, or to speak with a librarian. Patients are welcome Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For Henry Ford Hospital medical staff, employees and students

In addition to our physical location on the 17th floor of the Clinic Building, you can visit the Sladen Library website via OneHENRY to access the complete collection of resources and services. This is your gateway to over 4,500 electronic journals, more than 4,600 electronic books and a wide array of databases.

Additional library services for patients

Sladen Library - Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Boulevard, K-17
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 916-2550 Office
(313) 874-4730 Fax
Email: sladen@hfhs.org

Schedule Appointment Online

If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if:

  • You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • In the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
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  • If you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days:
    • fever
    • chills
    • drenching sweats
    • new cough
    • shortness of breath
    • body aches
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny nose or nasal congestion
    • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

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