We partnered with faculty like Michelle Henry-Stanley and Donna Spannaus-Martin to 3D print gene segment models that will give their students hands-on opportunities to learn the complex topic of genetic recombination.
About the Library
We've moved and we're reopening — here's what you need to know!
In July 2020, the Health Sciences Library moved into the connected Health Sciences Education Center and Phillips-Wangensteen Building, advancing interprofessional education through expertise, engagement, critical content, and cutting edge technologies to advance teaching, learning, and research, and prepare the next generation of health care providers.
- Take a virtual tour of our new spaces.
Health Science Library opened September 1 for students, faculty and staff with current U Card. Access to the Wangensteen Historical Library collection is available by appointment after an initial remote or online consultation. Appointments require a one week advance notice. If you plan to visit the libraries, know that:
- Face coverings are required.
- Physical distancing is required.
- Library tech spaces will have limited access. Check space webpages for details.
Find us at our new locations
- The Health Sciences Library service desk is located on Floor 5 of the Phillips-Wangensteen Building. Additional library spaces are located on Floors 2, 3, and 5 of the Phillips Wangensteen Building (PWB) and the Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC).
- The Wangensteen Historical Library is located on Floor 2 of PWB.
Access collection materials
- Electronic resources: Electronic books, journals, and databases are available online 24/7. Get started on the Health Sciences Libraries homepage.
- Print materials: Print items will be delivered upon request (electronic, digital scan, or mail delivery). Select “Get it” from Libraries search results, or go directly to the Interlibrary Loan and Digital Delivery page to request materials.
- Historical collections: Access to the Wangensteen Historical Library collection is available by appointment after an initial remote or online consultation. Appointments require a one week advance notice.
- Computers are available on a first-come, first served during regular library hours.
- Computers are located on Floor 5, Phillips-Wangensteen Building adjacent to the service desk and in the Data Visualization Lab.
Find study space
- Study rooms (temporarily limited to 1 person/room) will be reservable online with the phased Libraries reopening.
- A large quiet study area will be open for use.
- The U of M study space finder can be used to locate other study spaces on campus.
- Find us at our service desk during regular library hours. You can also request an online consultation with your librarian, email [email protected], or get help anytime with 24/7 chat.
Our work in action
Catalyst - Connector - Common Good. These themes exemplify the work of the Health Sciences Library, work that has been made possible by our exceptional staff whose deep expertise sparks innovation and transforms learning through knowledge discovery, use, creation, and sharing.
Teresa Bisson works with the Health Sciences Library to bring Virtual Reality to her neuro-rehabilitation classroom where students are immersed in a virtual experience. Through active learning, Bisson’s students are becoming thoughtful users of technology and leaders in a new health care environment.
Our half-day grant funded workshop helped UMD researchers understand the data management life cycle so they are better prepared to fulfill federal funding requirements, increase research transparency, ensure data preservation and reuse, and improve research reproducibility.
HSL by the numbers 2019
7,934 student touchpoints in 295 courses
Our librarians supported essential skills — from evidence-based practice to data management.
37 systematic reviews
We collaborated with researchers across U of M to publish studies on topics from non-small cell lung cancer to chronic orofacial pain.
Our library provided information resources, study spaces, technology solutions, and custom services during 377K in-person and 501K online visits.
Our 1:Button video production studio was used to practice presentations, complete assignments, and record lectures to flip classrooms.
331 course reading lists
We made 6,620 readings available for 331 health sciences courses to support teaching and learning.
3 miles of 3D printer filament
Our 3D printers ran for 365 days and used 3 miles of filament to create tools like a low-cost stethoscope and a prosthetic chicken foot.
10,000+ EBP tutorial unique visitors
Our evidence-based practice online tutorial was used at institutions throughout the world.
- Move into new Health Sciences Education Center
- Name changed to Health Sciences Library to better reflect our work to support teaching and learning across all the schools and colleges of the Academic Health Center; 94% of print collection housed off-site; New technology-rich spaces open to support the application of knowledge and the exploration of emerging technologies in healthcare. See our HSL Move Blog for an archive of move updates.
- Greater Midwest Region Research Data Award
- Received funding from the National Library of Medicine National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for project: Expanding Research Data Management Education for Health Science Librarians across the GMR, and for Graduate Students and Faculty at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD).
- Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL)
- The Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL) initiative was brought to the Minnesota State Legislature in 2015 as part of the University of Minnesota’s Healthy Minnesota legislative request. MeHL’s goal was to provide equal access to evidence-based health information for for all Minnesotans, including point-of-care tools, prescription drug references, and full-text medical books and journals. See our archive of updates throughout the legislative session.
- Bio-Medical Library Opens in Diehl Hall