UPDATED: Autumn Semester Library Information and Hours

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The Health Sciences Library is now open to all OSU students, faculty and staff via card swipe access to Prior Hall.

Until further notice: in alignment with university guidelines, all individuals must wear masks while in Prior Hall. Outdoor mask-wearing guidelines remain the same as before (i.e., masks required for unvaccinated individuals, no masks required for vaccinated individuals). Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and others safe.

All OSU students, faculty and staff may now access Prior Hall during the Health Sciences Library's normal operating hours. However, all access is still via card swipe only. Each person entering the library must swipe his/her/their own ID. Non-compliance will result in the loss of your library access privileges.

  • BuckID holders: BuckID holders who previously had access to Prior Hall still have access. Any newly issued BuckIDs will also include swipe access to the building.
  • Medical Center badge holders: some Medical Center badges include swipe access to Prior Hall. If your Medical Center badge does not allow you to swipe into Prior, you will need to obtain a BuckID. Appointments to obtain a BuckID can be made by visiting the BuckID website.

Additional access guidelines:

  • The library continues to have socially-distanced study areas.
  • All online services and resources remain available.
  • Library visitors can place holds on materials to pick up at the library. Please visit our Circulation FAQ webpage for more information.
  • The library book drop is open, and library materials may also be returned at the front desk.
  • NEW for Autumn 2021: the library is pleased to offer Extended Library Access (ELA) via application only. Please visit the ELA information page on our website for important information and guidelines, and to apply.

If you are not currently on campus, you may reach out to us via one of the following methods:

Stay Healthy guidelines:

  • Observe all posted signage, for everyone’s health, safety and comfort.
  • At this time, library seating remains spaced to promote social distancing. Please do not move the furniture.
  • 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.

The Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website will have the most up-to-date COVID-related university information.



Your Contact

Lynda Hartel, MLS

Assistant Vice President, Health Sciences
Director, Health Sciences LIbrary

Prior Hall 280