Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

HSL Resources

The Care / Crawley and Medical Sciences building where the Health Sciences Library is located requires UC i.d. for entry. 

The HSL is open. 

The library is gradually reopening by tiers as capacity dictates in order to maintain sanitation and social distancing.

While visiting the library:

  • The HSL staff will be cleaning the area regularly, cleaning materials are also available to wipe down an area before and/or after use. 
  • Library spaces not available include: the Troup Learning Space, the Winkler Center Lucas Board Room and the Informatics Lab.

Click & Collect

Click & Collect services are scheduled to cease August 2, 2021, when the stacks reopen.

  • UC users may request printed library materials in the Library Catalog. Books from other UC Libraries may now be requested to arrive at HSL. 
  • Upon receipt of email confirmation regarding the retrieval request, the requester may pick up materials at the Health Sciences Library any time the library is open. 
  • Contact or (513) 558-0127 with questions.


  • OhioLink has returned to pre-pandemic service levels, meaning items can be requested to be picked up at any location.  

Returning Borrowed Materials

  • Return materials to a bin inside the library entry doors during normal operating hours.
  • NO FINES OR FEES will be assessed for overdue items (including items that cannot be renewed) borrowed via UC Libraries, OhioLINK, and Interlibrary Loan.
Need help or have questions?

Contact us and we will get back to you promptly (M-F):

  • Call the Circulation desk: 513-558-0127 (during Library hours)
  • Call to leave a detailed message: 513-558-1433 (after hours)
  • Ask a Question via this form.
  • For IT questions: 513-556-4357 or 866-397-3382 (toll free) or submit an IT@UC help request

UC Health staff: if you need remote library access, email Don Jason ( directly.  Do NOT fill out the UC Health library application form.

Additional resources:


  • Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm
  • Click & Collect daily: 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.  

HSL Library News

UC Libraries closed Monday, July 5

All UC Libraries locations will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Normal hours for all library locations will resume Tuesday, July 6. Have a safe and enjoyable July 4th holiday.

UpToDate Access for UC Academic Health Center Continues Until May 31, 2022

Currently, UC Health owns the master contract for the UpToDate (UTD) subscriptions. However, the UC Libraries and the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) have been providing funding toward this contract in order to provide the UC Academic Health Center with access to UpToDate. Due to budget constraints at the UC HSL, the UC Academic […]


Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

231 Albert Sabin Way
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0574
Phone: 513-558-0127 • Fax: 513-558-2682