Updates on services during COVID-19 timeframe

U of U - Orange Phase

This page contains relevant information related to the 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.

COVID-19 Eccles Library Services & Hours

COVID-19 Library Frequently Asked Questions


Library Status

In response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) and the J. Willard Marriott Library and James E. Faust Law Library are temporarily closed.

Health Sciences Students have 24/7 card access to EHSL.

Orange-Phase Guidelines

We are working to ensure the University of Utah teaching and learning experience remains exceptional. As we continue to support remote teaching and learning, we are developing a phased approach to reopening and resuming access to  in-person services when it is safe to do so.

Other UU Libraries Services Status


Contact Us From Home

Our chat services are available Monday through Friday 9 AM – 7 PM.


Accessing Collections

Our collections are available online or through home delivery. Search our catalog for electronic and physical resources. If the item you are interested is available as an electronic copy, the e-version will be supplied to you in place of the physical copy. Email us with the title, author, and year of publication of the item(s) you are interested in or call 801-581-5282.


Students Who Need A Laptop

University of Utah students who need a laptop sent to them, should email Union Services Desk with their name, UNID, phone number, and mailing address. A library laptop will be mailed out within two business days.


On-campus Wireless Access – UConnect

Access on-campus wireless network via uconnect.


Checked Out Materials

We have pushed the due date on your items out and will continue to adjust if necessary. If you have left the state and are not returning in the fall, please let the circulation team know and we will work out a way for you to return them.

All technology items, such as laptops and hotspots, are currently on loan through the end of summer semester.

Books and other items also have extended due dates. Check your email for specific extended due dates on the items you have checked out.


Research & Instruction Support

We will continue to support requests for new electronic materials to be added to course reserve during the closure period, and we will be able to fulfill requests for document delivery electronically during this period as well. If you have questions, please contact ehsl-reference@lists.utah.edu regarding course reserve or regarding interlibrary loan and document delivery.

  • Off Campus Access – Most library resources are available to current University students, faculty and staff from home or other remote locations. Login with your uNID and get easy access to library resources — article databases, e-journals, and e-books.
  • Research Databases A to Z – We offer access to thousands of books, articles, images, charts, and primary sources for all your research and project needs.
  • Online Journals
  • Research Guides are available to assist you with research, information, and reference


More Resources

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

University of Utah COVID-19 Central


Related Links

J Marriott Library Information

Faust Law Library information

McKay Music Library information



Ask Us (library chat and email, off-campus access information, research consultations, and other questions)

For library information, call:

University of Utah Police:
801-585-2677 (5-COPS)