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Health Sciences Library (Claude Moore Library)

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is centrally located in the Health System facility and connected to the Claude Moore School of Medicine by a raised, enclosed walkway. 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.

The Library’s website is a primary “portal” for this information. Also, the Library has a specialized medical student web portal of materials frequently used for medical education and linked to from the Student Source. All of these resources are available remotely when students are based offsite for clerkships, electives or just working from home. Access to licensed resources is authenticated either by a proxy server or other UVA credentialing systems.

The Medical Education Librarian provides direct reference assistance through the Medical Student Portal’s live chat function or by email.

The library provides a good balance of quiet and collaborative space. In collaboration with the SOM, the Library provides space for 14 small group classrooms. In addition, there are 6 small group rooms and 2 computer classrooms available for use. There is a large area of the main floor of the Library that is available as after-hours space for medical and nursing students. Security is provided by a controlled access card key entrance.

The library provides over 70 public access workstations. These workstations contain resources such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, RefWorks, and a link to the Hive, the university’s virtual site to specialized software. Select workstations also contain more specialized resources such as SPSS and Photoshop. All public workstations are directed to print stations that give patrons the option of either color or B&W printing. The printers are serviced by UVA Printing & Copying Services and utilize the university’s payment system, Cavalier Advantage. Public scanners are also available as is our Media Studio, which contains high-end Apple computers for advanced media projects. Mobile whiteboards and portable laptop tables can be found throughout the library.

Health Sciences Library Hours when entire library is open with service desk assistance:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 12:00 am
Friday 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am



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