Covid-19 Updates

Eccles Library Services Updates

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.


  • Live Chat/Help/Reference, Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm, Open a Chat
  • Phone help: Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm, 801-581-5534
  • Text help: Monday-Friday, 9am – 3pm, 801-903-2182
  • Email us: via our Ask EHSL Form


Library Hours

Phase: Moderate Risk Guidelines

The Eccles Health Sciences Library is Reopening! After several months of being physically distant and offering services online, we are excited to be opening our doors on August 3.  Things will look a little different:  we will be wearing masks and face shields, but we will be smiling on the other side, ready to provide services, technology, and access to building spaces.

March 23 – August 2, 2020

  • 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.

August 3, 2020 


Live Chat/Help/Reference, Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm, Open a Chat
Phone help, Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm, 801-581-5534


U Libraries COVID-19 Guidance

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.


Contact Us From Home

Our chat services are available Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm.


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 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


Tree of Hippocrates Education Studio

The Tree of Hippocrates Education Studio is opening on a reservation-only basis August 3. THE Studio will be open for reservations Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm. Library patrons may reserve THE Studio in advance here.

THE Studio COVID-19 Guidelines

  • NO ENTRY for those with COVID-19 symptoms in the last 48 hours
  • ONE (1) person limit within the THE Studio
  • 6-FOOT distancing
  • WASH HANDS upon entry and exit to and from the space

Before and after every studio session, library and custodial staff will perform a full cleaning of THE Studio’s equipment and space.


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 Health Coronavirus: COVID-19

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:

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801-585-2677 (5-COPS)