UW Health Sciences Library

Masks are optional while in the library.

UPDATED: 11/20/2023

The UW Health Sciences Library plans to proceed with hours as noted on this page. However, these plans are subject to change pending the evolving public health status, new protocols, and/or staff availability. 

For more information about other UW Libraries buildings, visit the UW Libraries Operations Updates Page.

Library Cost Study

The UW Management Accounting & Analysis Office is conducting an anonymous survey to determine how library services and materials are used. Data collected will be used to meet federal reporting requirements.

Cost Study FAQ

Usage & Access

UW users may access HSL by tapping their Husky card on the card reader at the 2nd floor entrance (T-227) or via the 3rd floor entrance during open hours.

UW Health Sciences students with after-hours access can continue to enjoy this privilege. See the FAQ page for more information.

If you need assistance accessing HSL, call the Information Desk at (206) 543-3390 from the 2nd floor of HSL and staff will assist you.

The HSL 2nd floor is reserved for quiet study. The HSL 3rd floor can be used for collaborative group work.

Visitors with UW borrower cards can access online resources at guest stations where Husky Cards are not required for library entry. Items can be requested for pick up at a UW Libraries hold shelf using the "Request UW Item" button in UW Libraries Search.


Masks are optional in the Health Sciences Library. See the EHS face covering policy for masking requirements in the UW Medical Center and other facilities.

Users can request a face mask from the HSL Information Desk or from Classroom Services, T-Wing Rm. T-291A.

Fall Quarter 2023


Monday - Friday:
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday:
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Health Sciences Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Friday, December 15 (last day of quarter)