The Health Sciences Library is now physically open, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM, with limited access to spaces and onsite services. The majority of Library staff continue to work remotely to provide services. For more information, please visit this page.
Here are the many ways that we can serve you while the Library is operating on a reduced schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic:
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Librarians and subject specialistsare available for remote consultations via phone, email, or online (e.g. Zoom). Please fill out an Ask Us form.
Online Materials and Tools
The University of Virginia licenses thousands of online materials. Discovery of those materials are through online databases, Virgo, or our E-Journals or E-Books lists. If you are unable to access an item, please use the Ask Us form.
We can deliver journal articles not located at UVA from other libraries directly to you at no charge. This service (ILLiad) is available for current UVA students, faculty and staff only. For assistance, please use the Ask Us form.
If you have a library book and you are not leaving the area, please keep it until the Library is back in operation. The due dates of all materials have been extended until the end of June. If you are leaving the area, please place your books in the book drop located in the Link outside of the Library (across from the bathrooms).
The 24-hour space is available to aid the hospital in its COVID-19 operations; HIT computers are still available. In order to comply with the Commonwealth's required occupancy reduction, study rooms located in the 24-hours space will be closed.
As a reminder: a Health System ID is required to access the 24-hour space, which will serve as the only entry point to the Library (visitors will exit via the Library's main entrance). The entrance to the 24-hours area is down the hall from the Library's main entrance, on the side closest to the West Complex.
Group Study Rooms
In accordance with social distancing and reduced occupancy guidelines, all of the Library's group study rooms are closed. They will reopen when pandemic conditions improve, and as guidelines (as set forth by the Commonwealth and UVA Health) change.