About the Library

At the Health Sciences Library, we power curiosity, discovery and connection. We take a collaborative approach to advance interprofessional education through our expertise, engagement, critical content, and cutting edge technologies that advance teaching, learning, and research, and prepare the next generation of health care providers. Together we make the difference.  

Erinn Aspinall
Interim Director, Health Sciences Libraries

New locations — here's what you need to know!

In July 2020, the Health Sciences Library and Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine moved into the connected Health Sciences Education Center and Phillips-Wangensteen Building.

The Veterinary Medical Library on the Saint Paul Campus is permanently closed, and access to the same great expertise and resources continues. 

Health Sciences Libraries biennial report: The best of 2019 - 2021

Print biennial report
Anatomical model of the brain

We are launching the Libraries strategic plan with a head start as we bring deep expertise and broad resources to power curiosity, discovery, and connection across the Academic Health Sciences.

We are taking a bold path forward. Our investment in online resources provides just in time access to critical information and helps students save money. Our expertise is forward facing as we offer training for knowledge pathways — from research data management to evidence-based practice.

We celebrate our new home in the interprofessional Health Sciences Education Center where curiosity knows no bounds and a world of discovery is at your fingertips.

Powering curiosity: The emerging tech equation

Powering discovery through the power of information

We partnered with students across the health sciences and beyond to enrich their learning experience and advance practice.

Elle Newcome, 4th year Medical Student

Combining educational goals and personal skills, Elle Newcome completed an independent study where she sewed cloth masks and conducted research on the efficacy of cloth masks, publishing a plain language summary of her findings in the Libraries' University Digital Conservancy.

Explore Elle's work
Claire Winters

Claire Winters, Data Visualization Intern

Through her grant-funded internship, Claire Winters developed and presented two workshops on data visualization with Excel to support the data-driven healthcare workforce of our future.

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Powering connection: our collaborations in action

Online exhibits from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine

Measles poster from mid Edo Japan