OSU Navigation Bar

The Ohio State University

Health Sciences Library


You are here

UPDATED 03 AUGUST: Learn about the library's phased reopening...

August 3, 2020

UPDATED AUGUST 3, 2020: Library Continues Phased Reopening - Access Remains Limited

Access to the Health Sciences Library remains limited, in alignment with University health and safety guidelines.

As of August 3, the library is open to medical students who have exempt approval to be on campus this summer, as well as medical residents and fellows.  Access will be via badge-swipe only at the main entrance.  Students who have been granted library access privileges during this phase of the reopening have received email notification from the College of Medicine.  Please note: masks are required at all times in the library.

Over the coming weeks, we will be working closely with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and other health sciences colleges, in concert with the University and Medical Center safety guidelines, on plans to welcome more students to the library.  Print resource and anatomical model circulation procedures are also coming together – keep an eye on our Circulation FAQ for more information.

General Library Information During this Limited Reopening:
  • UPDATED AUGUST 3: Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 7:45 PM; and Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:45 PM. The library will also be open Sunday, August 9 and 16, from 12:00 PM to 7:45 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.
  • The library will be study only, and have reduced staffing and services. However, all online services and resources remain available.
  • The library book drop is now open. Returned materials will be quarantined prior to being checked in. If you are not on campus, please continue to keep your library materials.
  • Enabling and/or allowing non-approved individuals to enter the building will result in the loss of your library access privileges.
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.
  • Do not take food into the library; however, 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 Formhttps://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: https://buckid.osu.edu./

Questions about main campus Library Services: https://library.osu.edu/COVID19