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Library Services

A guide that introduces you to the services available at the UNM Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center.

Intro to Library Services

Library Services

Welcome to the Health Sciences Library & Informatics CenterHSLIC is now operating in our Yellow Phase. The following services will be offered during this phase:

  • 2nd floor is accessible 24/7 via HSC badge
  • 3rd floor and desk services, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • 25% building capacity and individual study only
  • Valid HSC badge required for access
  • Individual study rooms remain available for reservation by HSC students
  • Item pick-up service is available, see our page here

For details regarding HSLIC’s phased reopening, visit our COVID-19 & Library Services information in this guide.

Phone: 505-272-2311 or contact the 
Public Services Email 

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we transition into this new phase. All of HSLIC’s electronic resources are available 24/7, and virtual library services are available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.


Pickup Service

Pickup Service

In order to provide greater access to HSLIC resources, the library is providing contactless pickup for certain items from the library's physical collection. 

  • Available items include the 4th floor books and media collection
  • Pickup times are Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Holds must be placed by 5:00 pm the day before pickup
  • Limit 5 items per pickup transaction
  • Items will be held for 2 weeks awaiting pickup, after that, they will be returned to the shelf

Access Electronic Resources 24/7

Course Reserves


Due to limited operations while the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center building remains closed, print materials on Course Reserves will not circulate. To assist faculty in making course reserves material available to students, we will provide a new Scanning & Permanent Link service starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Faculty members can now submit requests for course reserves material to be scanned for use in their course by filling out the Scanning and Permanent Link Request Form

Research Guides


All Research Guides are compiled by HSLIC librarians to assist with reference, research, assignments, and more. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows affiliated users to obtain research materials not available at HSLIC by requesting them from other libraries. These resources include journal articles, books, and conference proceedings. This service also provides delivery of HSLIC-owned books or scanned articles to other U.S. libraries. This service is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am-5:00pm. 

Reference Support


While we are still operating in a largely virtual capacity, there are still many ways to get the services you are used to at HSLIC.

If you need reference support, request support via chat, submit a question, request an appointment, or request a literature search from our faculty and staff members. All information can be found on our Ask A Librarian page. 

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Trainings & Events

Keep up to date with HSLIC's trainings and events - whether online or in person - by checking the HSLIC Events Calendar

Instruction Sessions

For teaching faculty (in any educational setting, including clinical) librarians are available to teach sessions on various topics that meet the needs of your learners. This can include:

  • Literature searching, including database search strategies and appropriate tools
  • Intellectual property protection and e-scholarship (including open access and data management)
  • Critical analysis of health sciences resources and research
  • Evaluating and selecting appropriate resources
  • Health historical collections
  • Other topics

Librarians will work with you to conduct a need’s assessment and better address any requirements for the course. For more information on booking a session you can reach out to Ingrid Hendrix, Division Head for Research, Education, and Clinical Information Services.

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