Responding to COVID-19

You can chat and email with us daily! Mon-Thu 7am-7pm, Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, and Sun 1pm-6pm. But due to COVID-19, all University Libraries buildings are currently closed, and we're not accepting any new hold/pickup or scanning requests for physical items. See details on library changes and support.

Health Sciences Library pilots a summer reopening

Friday, June 5, 2020

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library (HSL) continues to pilot the reopening, which began Monday June 8.

Effective Wednesday, July 15, the library will be accessible to UAHS affiliates with an active CatCard at the main entrance, Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 12 midnight, and closed on the weekends.  Users will have access to air-conditioned study space and the UA WiFi network.  No other services—including computer access in the lab—are available at this time.  The library will not be staffed, but you can contact us for assistance by using our Ask Us service.


  • We strongly encourage individuals to reserve a study room prior to arrival.
  • Users will refrain from entering the building if you're ill or believe you may be getting ill.
  • Children under 18 won't be permitted in the facility.
  • Computers and other technology won't be available. We encourage users to bring your own electronic devices, including chargers, cables and peripherals. 
  • Users will observe social distancing, 6-foot separation or better.
  • Personal masks will be worn, and users are expected to bring your own face covering.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available.
  • Study rooms and tables will have a maximum occupancy of one (1).
  • Users won't move furnishings, placed to reinforce social distancing.
  • Users will clean the areas where you work (study, read, etc.) before and after use.
  • Staff recommends that you bring your own personal cleaning supplies, but cleaning supplies will be provided in designated areas. 
  • Users will exit by midnight so that custodial staff may clean.

These guidelines will be posted in our facility.