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Phone: 801-581-8772

Eccles Health Sciences Library is open to the general public.

Borrow, Renew, Request

Computers and Media

Phone: 801-581-5534


Phone: 801-581-8772

Located on the main level,self-service photo-copying is 10 cents/page. Cash or credit card accepted.

Education & Instruction Services

Phone: 801-587-9246
Amy Honisett, Education Librarian.
Classes for faculty, staff, students and others are offered in database searching, full text databases, consumer and business resources, Internet resources, HTML, reprint file management, presentation software (PowerPoint) and more. See Library Workshops.
On-demand classes can be scheduled by contacting the instructor or Education Librarian.
University faculty are encouraged to consider integrating library classes into their course content. Library faculty are willing to develop and teach classes that meet specific information needs and will respond to requests for instruction on a specific resource.

Fees for Library Services.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Phone:801-581-5282, Interlibrary Loans
Books, journal articles and audiovisuals not at the Eccles Library may be borrowed on interlibrary loan from other libraries. Items the library does own are considered Document Delivery. Arrival time is dependent on delivery mode (fax, U.S. mail, electronic) and availablity at other libraries. All loans are subject to a fee and U.S. Copyright law. Rush service is available at additional cost. See the Interlibrary Loan web page for a schedule of fees and services, links to book and journal request forms, and Loansome Doc registration forms. Fax or telefacsimile transmission of articles and personal documents to and from other Telefax machines throughout the world is available. The library's fax number is 801-581-3632. Ariel is also available at

Knowledge Weavers

The Knowledge Weavers, previously funded by the National Library of Medicine, offered multimedia services to health sciences faculty, and created innovative multimedia resources to support health sciences education. See Knowledge Weavers Projects for resources still available.


Phone: 801-581-5534
In state toll free (866) 581-5534
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Reference services include in-person, phone, and email assistance with reference questions, free access to MEDLINE and other databases, individual and group orientations, and fee-based online database searches. Workshops are offered in bibliographic management, searching online databases such as PubMed MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus and presentation software, Powerpoint. The Reference collection is located on the main level, and is shelved in 17 broad subject areas such as Drugs, Dictionaries, Biographies, Education, Statistics, etc.

Technical Services

Ordering, subscribing and licensing library resources, cataloging all materials regardless of format (print, electronic, multimedia) into the online catalog, serials processing, bindery and repair are the primary functions of the Technical Services department.

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Video Resources

The goal of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is to provide effective and efficient access to information to all Health Sciences students at their location and at their convenience. As higher education becomes increasingly complex and flexible, the demands for remote access and electronic delivery increase. The library maintains a digital video studio with equipment for capturing, editing, managing and distributing a video library that will provide both live and stored video content. The main purpose of this facility is to provide opportunities for faculty to create educational opportunities in digital video format.

Wireless Access on campus

The University of Utah community can connect laptops or mobile devices, with internal or external wireless cards, to the University's Wireless Network by logging in with your current UNID and password via either:

-- a secure, encrypted fast connection.
Log in with your campus uNID.
  • Complete the one-time configuration to use UConnect wireless network.
    Use either the 1) setup wizard or 2) manually configure UConnect.
  • MAC users: See iOS configuration profiles.
  • Select UConnect from your device's list of available wireless networks.
  • Need Help? Bring your device to the Computer Suite in HSEB 3100 (3rd floor of the Health Sciences Education Building) or the Public Services desk in the library.

- not encrypted, has limited bandwidth and has fewer features than UConnect.

  1. Select "UGuest" when you "View Available Wireless Networks" from "Wireless Network Connections" (located in bottom taskbar or under "Settings" in the "Start Menu.")
  2. Open your Web browser. Log in with your uNID.

Mobile Technology

University of Utah community: Use UConnect. Mac OS: use "Manual Instructions".

Most mobile devices can connect to the unsecured "UGuest" wireless network via their Wi-Fi setup. UGuest is unsecured and does not authenticate for license-restricted resources.

iPhone, iPod & iPad

iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad users can configure device VPN to access the campus network. See instructions on how to configure iPhone / iPod Touch VPN for campus connection.

Wireless Printing is currently not available.


Find items via our Library Catalog, including books, journals and audiovisuals.


Government Documents

Phone: 801-581-5534

A member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1970, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library selects and provides links to online federal government publications in the medical and health sciences. Find online government documents and data in our campus Library Catalog, or use our Research Guide's finding aids and links to government information.

History of Medicine

Phone: 801-581-5534

Materials on the History of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy are part of the general collection and may be found on the upper level, mostly under the classification WZ. A few early editions and out-of-print books are located in the History of Medicine Room. Materials from the History of Medicine Room do not circulate but are available for use in the Eccles Library and may be requested at the Services Desk on the main level. Items in the History of Medicine collection can be found by searching our Library Catalog.

Digital Collections & Multimedia


phone: 801-581-8772

The Open Reserve collection contains current editions of textbooks which are heavily used or which have been placed on reserve by faculty. Items from Open Reserve are shelved by call number.

Closed Reserve materials are located behind the Services Desk on the main level. Books or items are placed here by faculty for a specific class. A University of Utah ID card is required for a 2-hour use limit in the library. Closed Reserve is arranged alphabetical by the title.

eReserves: electronic course materials are also available for student and faculty use.