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Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library provides physicians in Ohio and beyond with a vast array of resources and services to support research and patient care. An extensive collection of print and electronic journals, books, databases, anatomical models and other resources is available at the Library.

Reference Services
Ask a Librarian is available to answer any questions about the library and its resources via email, phone, or in person. 


Library Borrowing Services
The Health Sciences Library extends courtesy borrowing privileges to central Ohio health professionals. To take advantage of this service, simply come to the Library to complete borrowing paperwork and documentation. For more information, please contact the circulation desk at 614-292-4861.

Document Delivery of Books and Journal Articles
The Library offers document delivery services to physicians. Documents can be delivered as print copies, via fax or electronically. Connect to Document Delivery. There is a fee for document delivery work.

Loansome Doc
A reduced-cost document delivery service offered via PubMed is also available through the Prior ​Health Sciences Library. Call 614-292-4894 or e-mail hslill@osu.edu for more information.

Medical Heritage Center
The Medical Heritage Center, located on the fifth floor of the Library, promotes the rich health sciences history of central Ohio by providing a repository for rare books, archives and artifacts in order to foster a scholarly environment to advance the health community's understanding of its historical context. The Center also provides a medical history museum gallery, a rare book reading/research room and a large meeting facility for lectures, symposia and special events. For more information, visit their website​

Health Sciences Library important numbers
For current hours: 614-292-9810
Administration: 614-292-4851
Circulation: 614-292-4861
Document Delivery: 614-292-4894
Medical Heritage Center: 614-292-4891 or 292-9273
Reference Desk: 614-292-4869

Health Sciences Library
The Ohio State University
376 West Tenth Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
https://hsl.osu.edu