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Please be advised:

The Health Sciences Library is closed until further notice.

While the Health Sciences Library is closed, please visit our Anatomy Subject Guide for online anatomy resources. For questions about reserves please contact Danielle Shearer.


Print Reserves

Print reserves are located at the Public Services Desk on the first floor of Prior Hall and may be checked out by any current OSU student, faculty, staff or courtesy card holders. Print reserve items can be checked for for a two hour period and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Please also visit our Bones & Models page to see additional items on reserve. 

At one time a patron may check out:

Print materials checked out within two hours of closing may be kept overnight but will be due within one hour of the Library opening the next day. Reserve items must be turned in at the Public Services Desk and should not be placed in the bookdrop.

For instructors looking to put items on reserve for their course: 

Instructors may place required and recommended texts that the library already owns on print reserve at the library for two-hour checkout by filling out this form

Instructors may request that personal or departmental copies be placed on print reserve for a specific course for a semester. For these requests, please contact Danielle Shearer

Fines for reserve items:

$2.00 for the first hour

$5.00 for each additional hour


If the library does not own a desired title, you may recommend it for purchase.


Electronic Reserves

The Health Sciences Library discontinued its eReserves service of linking or scanning and posting readings to Carmen on behalf of instructors. While HSL staff will no longer post or link readings to Carmen courses, we do provide assistance with identifying stable links that can be added to Carmen courses.

The HSL website provides information on linking to articles in Carmen, as well as a Fair Use Checklist that can be used to help in determining if a resource fits within the limitations of the fair use statute. Additional copyright help is available through University Libraries Copyright Resources Center.