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This guide provides general information about Venables Health Sciences Library.

Who were the Venables?

C. Paul and Irene G. Venables were loyal patients and generous benefactors to Mayo Clinic throughout their lifetimes. In fact, Irene was an employee of Mayo Clinic for a short time from 1927 until 1929. In 1928 she married C. Paul Venables, and the newlyweds moved to Winona, Minnesota. There they owned the C. Paul Venables Cadillac dealership for many years.  Since the passing of Mr. and Mrs. Venables, the C. Paul and Irene G. Venables Foundation has continued the tradition of giving to Mayo. The Venables Health Sciences Library is named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. C. Paul Venables.

Venables Staff

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Venables Health Sciences Library

Venables Health Sciences Library supports the students and faculty of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Amenties & Services

- Computers
- Reserve resources required or recommended for courses
- Anatomical models
- Expert searching assistance
- Library database classes and demonstrations

Circulating resources supporting curricular objectives, including textbooks, specialty review items, education/teaching resources, print journals, and audiovisuals are held at Plummer Library. Please visit the 12th floor of the Plummer Building.

Borrowing Privileges

  • Anatomical models: For in-library use only; for special requests please contact library staff

  • Reserve material: For use on Siebens 10 & 11; please sign the blue card inside the book and leave it on the nearby shelf and when finished, place the card back in the pocket and re-shelve the book

Highlighted Resources

One of the unique characteristics of the Venables Library is the presence of anatomical models. Two sets of bones (in "bone boxes"), a skeleton, and individual models of the ear, eye, heart, skull, thorax, internal organs, arm and leg musculature, hand, foot, and spine are available for study and use in demonstrations on the Mayo Clinic campus.

About Venables Health Sciences Library

Allied Health Science Education
Location: Rochester - Siebens Building, 10th floor


The library is open 24 x 7 for MCSHS students and faculty using your Mayo badge.