Using the Library

The library is open to all current OSU students, faculty and staff via badge-swipe access using a valid BuckID or Medical Center badge. Please check the Library Reopening page for the most up-to-date information regarding library access and hours.

The latest information regarding coronavirus and the university's operating status can be found at and the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes site.

Health Sciences Library Front Desk

Our staff is also available to assist you virtually:

  • Live chat hours:
    • Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 12 PM EDT and  5 PM - 7 PM EDT
    • Friday: 10 AM - 12 PM EDT
  • Look for the green "Chat with a Librarian" button on our home page or right side navigator; or
  • Email; or
  • Use our Ask a Librarian form. We strive to answer these questions within 24 hours Monday through Friday.

Public Services staff is available to assist library visitors with all the services the Health Sciences Library offers. If you're in the library, stop by the first floor front desk to check out anatomical models, reserve study space and learn about library services.