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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 Center!

Please visit our COVID-19 & Library Services page for reopening details.

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 Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Holds must be placed by 5:00 pm the day before pickup--otherwise, please call the front desk for same-day service
  • Items will be held for 2 weeks awaiting pickup, after that, they will be returned to the shelf

Guide to placing a hold

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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.

WEPA Printing

The WEPA printing service is a cloud-based printing service that serves UNM HSC campus. Patrons with HSC or UNM login credentials can print from the student computing area or from their own personal devices. Members of the public can print by signing up for computer access at the Public Services desk or using a personal device. There is more information on printing for members of the public on our Community Patrons guide.

HSLIC has two print kiosks on the second floor and one printing kiosk in the third floor collaboratory. ​


HSLIC Student Print Credit

All enrolled HSC students who currently pay the HSC Library and Technology Fee are given a $10 print credit every fall and spring term. The credits are automatically issued to students’ UNM HSC wēpa accounts and may be accessed from HSC or UNM wēpa printers. The fall credit is available from July 1 through December 31, and the spring credit is available from January 1 through June 30, based on current enrollment status. Remaining print credits do not carry over from prior terms and are not refundable


If you have any trouble logging in to the printer (and you know that your HSC Net ID and password are valid) contact WEPA directly at 1-800-675-7639 or and they will be able to assist you.

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