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September 11, 2020

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 11, 2020: Autumn Semester Library Information - Access Remains Limited

Autumn semester access to the Health Sciences Library will remain limited, in alignment with University health and safety guidelines.

For autumn semester, access to the library will be limited to students from the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine/SHRS, Nursing, Optometry and Public Health, as well as residents and fellows. You will need an active Medical Center ID or BuckID to access the library.

Access will be via badge-swipe only at the main entrance, and each visitor must swipe his/her own badge for entry. Please note: masks are required at all times in the library.

Keep an eye on our Circulation FAQ for more information about library holds print resource and anatomical model circulation procedures.

Autumn Semester General Library Information:
  • Autumn semester library hours are (all times are EST):

    Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 9:45 PM
    Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:45 PM
    Saturday, CLOSED
    Sunday, 12:00 PM to 9:45 PM
  • Access will be via Medical Center ID or BuckID badge-swipe only, using the card reader at the front door of Prior Hall. Each person entering the library must swipe his/her own ID. Non-compliance will result in the loss of your library access privileges.
  • The library will have socially-distanced study areas, with reduced staffing and services. However, all online services and resources remain available.
  • Library visitors can place holds on materials to pick up at the library. Please see our Circulation FAQ for more information.
  • The library book drop is open, and is the preferred method for returning library materials. Returned materials are quarantined prior to being checked in. If you are not on campus, please continue to keep your library materials.
Stay Healthy Guidelines
  • Perform your temperature check prior to entering the building.
  • Don your mask prior to entering the building. Masks are required at all times in the library.
  • Observe all posted signage, for everyone’s health, safety and comfort.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines. Library seating has been spaced to promote proper social distancing. Please do not move the furniture.
  • At this time, food is not permitted in the library. Covered drinks are permitted.
  • Wipe down your study area before you leave, using your own cleaning supplies or the wipes located on each floor of the library.
  • If you do not feel well or have symptoms, please stay home and contact your medical provider.
More questions?
Ask A Librarian Question Form https://hsl.osu.edu/education/ask-librarian
Email for library access questions: HSLaccess@osumc.edu
Phone: 614-292-4861

If you are coming to Prior Hall for events in the Clinical Skills Center, you may reach them at 614-247-6415.
Questions about BuckID see: https://buckid.osu.edu./
Questions about main campus Library Services see: https://library.osu.edu/COVID19