Information About Eccles Library Spring 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.

Library Closure Status

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), the J. Willard Marriott Library, and the James E. Faust Law Library remains CLOSED. EHSL plans to reopen on Saturday, May 9th at 9AM.

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.

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)

Library Hours & Access (EHSL)

  • The library is closed and will reopen Saturday, May 9, 2020* at 9:00am.  *this date may be extended.

Stay in Touch

Remote Access

IT Support


Hope Fox Eccles Health  Library (HFEHL)


Eccles Health Sciences Education Building (EHSEB)

Building Access

  • The building is closed until May 8.
  • 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


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


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

We will keep this page up to date. You can also follow @ehslibrary on Twitter, and Facebook for updates. COVID-19 updates and information related to the University of Utah and libraries



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