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March 25, 2020

Prior Hall and the Health Sciences Library are closed until further notice.

In accordance with local, state and national directives to increase social distancing and to maintain the health of our customers, staff and community, Prior Hall and the Health Sciences Library remain closed until further notice. However, our staff is available to assist you virtually during this time:

  • Live chat hours: Monday through Friday, 12 – 4 PM EDT. Look for the green “Ask a Librarian” button on our home page; or
  • Email (hslinfo@osumc.edu)
  • Ask A Librarian Question Form: Use our Ask A Librarian Question Form to ask an OSU health sciences librarian your question. We strive to answer these questions within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.

Please search our web site for more detailed information about any specific service.   

The latest information regarding the coronavirus and the Ohio State University's operating status can be found at go.osu.edu/coronavirus.


FAQs

Can patrons return books?

Library materials may now be returned in the library book drop. Please note: returned materials will be quarantined before being checked in. If you are not on campus, please continue to keep your library materials. While materials should already be automatically renewed and fines waived for the current semester, you can still confirm due dates and/or renew your Ohio State University Libraries, OhioLINK and SearchOhio items online by logging into My Library Account.  

Will loans be extended? 

We have extended all due dates until the end of the current semester.  Even if you don’t see these extensions reflected in your Library Account, overdue fines are waived during the closure for all Ohio State University Libraries, OhioLINK and SearchOhio items.

Are late fees still being charged? 
Overdue fines are waived during the closure for all Ohio State University Libraries, OhioLINK and SearchOhio items.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Feel free to use our online chat during our live chat hours (Monday through Friday, 12 – 4 PM EDT). You can also email Amanda Levine with questions or concerns.