HSL, University Libraries Partner With PLOS In Three Year Unlimited Publishing Agreement

Public Library of Sciences (PLOS) Logo

The Ohio State University Libraries and the Health Sciences Library have entered into a three-year Unlimited Publishing Agreement with the Public Library of Science (PLOS) (external link), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) (external link), and the NorthEast Re

HSL To Serve As NNLM Ambassador Library

Ambassador Library for 2021-2022 Region 6 NNLM Partner Outreach Program

We are proud to share that The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library has been accepted into the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 6 Partner Outreach Program (POP) for 2021-2022 as well as being named a Region 6 Resource library. Region 6 serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

UPDATED: Autumn Semester Library Information and Hours

The Health Sciences Library is now open to all OSU students, faculty and staff via card swipe access to Prior Hall.

Until further notice: in alignment with university guidelines, all individuals must wear masks while in Prior Hall. Outdoor mask-wearing guidelines remain the same as before (i.e., masks required for unvaccinated individuals, no masks required for vaccinated individuals). Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and others safe.

NEW Service: Extended Library Access (ELA)

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer extended library access (ELA) as a service to our visitors. ELA refers to pre-approved access to the library outside of normal library operating hours, and requires an application for pre-authorized card swipe setup. This access will be available as soon as Monday, August 30th.

Streamlining Off Campus Sign-in to Access HSL Online Resources

We're making it easier for our off-campus website visitors to access HSL online resources!

Image showing resource link that takes users to off campus log in automaticallyNow, simply find the resource you're looking for on the HSL homepage or anywhere in the website, click on the resource link,

HSL 3rd Floor Renovation Highlights

Welcome to the Health Sciences Library's Renovated 3rd Floor!

3rd Floor Floor Plan after renovation


Medical Illustration by Anthony Baker Chosen as Journal Cover Art

HSL Librarian Kerry Dhakal Co-authors Award-winning Paper

Kerry Dhakal, MAA, MLS, HSL Research and Education Librarian, Assistant Professor, co-authored a systematic review that earned the 2020 Paper of the Year Award from the American Journal of Health Promotion. The paper, entitled "Interventions to Improve Mental Health, Well-Being, Physical Health, and Lifestyle Behaviors in Physicians and Nurses: A Systematic Review," focuses on combating clinician burnout.