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About the Library

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is centrally located in the Health System facility and connected to the West Complex (Dept. of Public Health Sciences) and the medical research buildings by raised, enclosed walkways. The library licenses over 4,400 journal titles in the basic and clinical sciences and provides access to over 44,000 electronic and print books and 1,700 multimedia programs. The library’s large collection of databases includes OVID Medline, ScienceDirect, AccessMedicine, Web of Science, UpToDate, and ClinicalKey. For interdisciplinary research, Health System affiliates have access to the entire University of Virginia online holdings, including over 462,000 ebooks, 174,000 journals, and 1,000 databases.   The library continues to be responsive to the changing space needs of the Health system.  In the past year, six study rooms were added to the after-hours area and the BioConnector, a room outfitted with collaborative technology, was added to the first floor.  In addition, a media studio is now available to support audio and visual projects. The library serves as a biomedical information resource for the University at large, the local community, and the Commonwealth through proactive outreach services, and the nation through cooperative programs with other libraries and agencies.

Beginning July 1, 2014, a Health System ID badge will be needed to gain access to most Health System entrances, including the Jefferson Park Avenue entrance that leads up to the Health Sciences Library. 

The two unlocked entrances closest to the Health Sciences Library are the front entrance to the West Complex and the University Hospital Lobby. These two entrances are handicap accessible, and close at 9pm. For access after 9pm, patrons should use the Emergency Department entrance.

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West Complex Directions

Emergency Department Directions

For more information on how to get to the library, please refer to the Google map or call the Library Service Desk at (434) 924-5444.

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