Welcome to the virtual home of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas! We provide access and guidance for navigating health sciences information resources to faculty, staff, students and researchers affiliated with UNLV’s health sciences programs in the schools of Allied Health Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Nursing, as well as other clinical or biomedical programs.
UNLV-affiliated faculty, staff, students, and researchers may access our electronic journals, research databases, electronic books, and much more. Faculty and program directors may request customized education sessions and consultation for faculty, students or trainees in topics like navigating point-of-care tools, journal selection, research impact, and other areas of scientific writing and publishing.
Future Location On Shadow Lane Campus
University Libraries’ Health Sciences Library will be part of UNLV School of Medicine’s future academic building, supporting the School of Medicine and all other health sciences faculty, staff and students served by the evolving health sciences campus. The Health Sciences Library will incorporate cutting edge technology while remaining high-touch as a key center for student learning and health sciences research.
Library faculty will partner in student learning; embedded to support evidence-based, interdisciplinary discovery of the latest research information. Physical learning spaces will incorporate multimedia, data and GIS capability for research and knowledge creation. Authoritative collections will be delivered, whenever possible, in electronic formats supported by multiple mobile device platforms. The library's institutional repository will capture and disseminate scholarly papers, research and conference proceedings to showcase the intellectual output of its health sciences faculty and scholars for the world to discover and use.
The Health Sciences Library is expected to open in fall 2021.
Interim Health Sciences Library Facilities
Two interim health sciences libraries are now open - one in newly constructed space on the Shadow Lane campus – and the other in the 2040 West Charleston Boulevard building, next to the University Medical Center.
The interim library space on the Shadow Lane campus, also known as the “InfoCommons,” is dedicated to students and faculty of the School of Medicine. This space comprises over 4,500 square feet, with more than 140 seats, including individual study carrels, group study, open group, booth, and lounge seating. There are also computer workstations, copiers, and print and multimedia collections. Staffing includes four health sciences library faculty, a multimedia and emerging technologies coordinator, a technician and student workers. The library is staffed 48 hours per week during the academic year.
The interim library space at the 2040 West Charleston Boulevard building, also known as the “Health Sciences Library,” is available to the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and to all UNLV health sciences students, residents, fellows, faculty, staff, researchers, and members of the health sciences community. This space comprises 2,560 square feet, with more than 70 seats, including individual study carrels, group study, table seating, and lounge seating. There are computer workstations, copiers, and print and multimedia collections. Staffing includes four health sciences library faculty or staff, and student workers. The library is staffed 48 hours per week during the academic year.
Students of the UNLV School of Medicine, as well as students of the other health sciences programs, have full access to the Lied Library on the Maryland Campus. A dedicated Health Sciences Librarian, in addition to over 35 faculty librarians, are available at the Lied Library for consultation, instruction, or other information needs. Lied Library comprises 302,000 square feet, and includes more than 400 public computer workstations, 16 wired group study rooms, five media viewing rooms, and five smart classrooms. The library is staffed almost 100 hours per week during the academic year.
Health Sciences Library Staff
Health Sciences Library Faculty and a Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Coordinator are available to partner with and consult faculty, staff, students, and researchers in the health sciences and biomedical subject areas. We offer education services in support of navigating information resources, exploring new technology and boosting research productivity and impact . We also license and purchase books, journals, and other digital resources in the health sciences, and welcome recommendations for collections.
The Health Sciences Library team includes:
- Cory Tucker, Interim Director, Health Sciences Library
- Xan Goodman, Health Sciences Librarian, and Liaison to the School of Nursing, the School of Allied Health Sciences, and the School of Community Health Sciences
- Bredny Rodriguez, Health Sciences Librarian and Liaison to the School of Medicine
- Katie Houk, Health Sciences Librarian and Liaison to Undergraduate Medical Education
- Rebecca Snyder, Health Sciences Librarian and Liaison to Graduate Medical Education
- Evan Scherr, Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Coordinator
- Marice Seda, Library Technician II.
We invite you to visit, call, or e-mail us, and to connect with an expert at the UNLV Libraries!