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 service will be available as soon as Monday, August 30th.
Special note for library visitors who currently have access to the 3rd floor Medical Student Zone: please do not apply for extended library access. All previously communicated Medical Student Zone access protocols remain in place and unchanged.
Individuals in the health sciences colleges (Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) and others who need access to the library outside of normal library operating hours can request ELA.
Medical students with access to the HSL's Medical Student Zone should not request ELA.
ELA is a privilege, and all university, security and library guidelines and policies must be observed. Failure to follow protocols will result in the loss of ELA and possibly loss of library access altogether.
Guidelines are in place for the safety and security of all library visitors. University security personnel will be walking the building throughout extended library hours. There are also security camera(s) in the building. Library visitors must follow all university, security and library rules at all times.
If you are approved for ELA and you are in the library at the end of normal operating hours (i.e., at closing time), you must first exit the library and then re-enter once library staff indicates ELA re-entry may begin. This protocol applies even if you are already in the library's 3rd floor study spaces. Visitors with access to the Medical Student Zone who wish to continue studying must proceed to the Medical Student Zone and remain there until 15 minutes after closing.
Failure to follow protocols will result in the loss of ELA and possibly loss of library access altogether.