Information About Eccles Library Spring and Summer Semester Services & Hours

Catherine B Soehner

Catherine B Soehner
Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library and Director of the MidContinental Region & Training Office, National Network of Libraries of Medicine.


Information related to the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library current operations and response to the COVID-19 pandemic including updates to operations, access to online resources, and other helpful links. 

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Important Announcement on Libraries Closures

In response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) starting Monday, May 18 will be open 24/7 to Health Sciences Students with Card Access. The J. Willard Marriott Library, and the James E. Faust Law Library is temporarily closed.

Live Chat and other help is available

For further information about other libraries, please refer to their webpages:
J. Willard Marriott Library
James E. Faust Law Library


Eccles Library Hours and Services

Live Help (Chat)

  • Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 7 PM (No Chat Service Monday, May June 25th Memorial Day)
  • Live help and your questions answered can be accessed here:

Library Hours & Access (EHSL)

  • The Eccles Health Sciences Library is open 24/7 to Health Sciences Students with Card Access.
  • Access is through the main level west entrance only.
    Exit through any door.
  • Only the Main and Upper Levels are open.
    The Lower Level is Closed, including bathrooms and study rooms
  • Custodial Crews will thoroughly clean this building once per day.
    Please clean any areas you use.
  • Level Orange Guidelines

Stay in Touch

Remote Access

Can I borrow a book, journal, and or article?

  • Interlibrary Loan services will continue uninterrupted for electronic materials. Print items such as physical books, however, are not available through ILL at this time. If you have questions, please contact Alison or Mikio at regarding interlibrary loan and document delivery.

Where can I print?

  • Currently the computer lab in EHSEB 3100 is open and there is a printer available for use there.

IT Support & Software Assistance

How can I return library books/DVDs & technology while you are closed?

  • For Marriott Library materials obtained from the Union, you may return the laptop/hotspot to the University Union Services Desk Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. If you have graduated or have left the area, we will send you a pre-paid shipping label to you via email so that you can package and return the items. Please email Marriott Library Shipping and Receiving Coordinator so that he can coordinate the label and get you some information about the return process.
  • For Eccles Health Sciences Library technology, we have pushed the due date on your items out to the end of July and will continue to adjust if necessary. Please keep the library items until the library re-opens, but if you must return them you can contact us and we can arrange for a scheduled drop off. If you have left the state and are not returning in the fall, please let the library know and we will work out a way for you to return them.

How can I get a hold removed from my account while you are closed?



Hope Fox Eccles Health Library (HFEHL)


Eccles Health Sciences Education Building (EHSEB)

Building Access

  • The building is temporarily closed.
  • There are still trainings being held in EHSEB for health care professionals, so the building is not closed entirely.
  • Badge access is required.

Computer Lab

  • The EHSEB computer lab is temporarily closed for general usage. If you have a scheduled event, your educator will provide access to the lab.

Laptop Checkout

  • Students who need a laptop
    University of Utah students who need a laptop sent to them;
    A laptop will be mailed out within two business days.


If you have questions about the implications please contact Abbeylin Farnsworth



Classes, Workshops, Tutorials

Summer Classes Updates

  • Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, ALL summer courses this year will be shifting online. This includes first and second session, semester-long summer courses, and continuing education courses.

Faculty Assistance


Laptops for Students in Need

With the support of several campus partners, the Marriott Library is now allowing students in need to borrow laptops for the remainder of Spring semester.

  • Students who need a laptop
    University of Utah students who need a laptop sent to them;
    A laptop will be mailed out within two business days.


Navigating, Commuting & Campus Travel

Getting to, From and Around Campus During COVID-19

U of U Health Employees & Students may login to Pulse and read the guidance.

  1. Employee Parking
    1. Free Parking: At this time, four lots on campus offer free parking:
      – The Stadium Lot (access the hospital via Trax)
      – The Merrill Engineering lot (those using the Merrill lot can walk or take the Wasatch Express shuttle)
      – The Shoreline Terrace (click here to see Map A, or see Map A below, for pedestrian access from the Shoreline terrace)
      – Guardsman Way (access to hospital via the Guardsman Direct Shuttle)
    2. Permits: At this time, it is important that employees continue to park only in designated areas; as such, a permit is still required.
    3. Pick-up and Drop-off: Employee drop-off locations are found at the Moran circle and the south end of the School of Medicine
    4. Carpooling: Currently, the valets in the South Terrace are still allowing free carpooling options. See our Pulse page for details
    5. After-Hours Parking: Employees who have an A or U permit have historically been able to park in the patient parking terrace at University Hospital. This has not changed.
  2. Campus shuttles
    1. Effective Thursday, March 25, the red, blue, orange, green, purple, and On-Demand shuttles discontinued operation.
    2. Schedules and tracking can be found at
  3. Public Transit
    1. At this time, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) will continue to serve the health sciences campus.
    2. Any changes to routes, services, or schedules will be updated on the UTA Twitter account.
  4. Ride Sharing
    1. At this time, Lyft and Uber are able to continue operations in Salt Lake City.
    2. Emergency Ride Home: University of Utah Health has a contract with Lyft where we can help an employee get home if he or she experiences an emergency. To access, contact the hospital operator at 1-2121 and ask for the valet supervisor on call, who will facilitate the ride.
  5. Patient Parking
    1. Patients will continue to have access to the most convenient parking; however, due to risk of infection, valets are not parking patient vehicles.
    2. Patients who state they have COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to self-park on level 1 of the helipad terrace.


Updates and Alerts

  • U of U Health Commuters’ Twitter


Mental Health Resources

Feeling Stress?


More resources

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