Health Sciences Exclusive Collections

The Health Sciences Libraries have collections unique to the Shadow Lane Campus to support clinical reference, medical humanities, health literacy, and general wellness and relaxation. 


HSL Clinical Reference Titles

The Health Sciences Library at 2040 West Charleston Blvd has a collection of approximately 50 core clinical reference texts covering topics from genreal medicine to several specialties. These titles are available for use during library business hours. Contact to inquire about availability of specific titles.


Graphic Medicine Titles

The UNLV Health Sciences Library is one of the first medical libraries west of the Mississippi to have a dedicated online and physical collection of graphic novels that tell patient pathologies, physician perspectives, and caretaker stories. The current set of approximately 60 physical titles are located in the Medical School InfoCommons and are available on reserve for one week loan. Titles cover topics such as:

  • Autism & Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Aging & End of Life
  • Veteran Health & Life
  • LGBTQ+ Health, including HIV/AIDS
  • Adolescence and Childhood
  • Women’s Health, Fertility & Domestic Violence
  • Human Trafficking

To browse available titles in print and online, please view our Graphic Medicine Guide. To request to borrow a title without access to the SoM InfoCommons, please send an email to and we will be happy to assist you.


Medical Humanities & Leisure Reading

The Medical School InfoCommons will soon provide a selection of titles for relaxing and reading in your spare moments. The collection is planned to contain

  • Stories by, or based on, healthcare professionals and their experiences
  • Historical and Scientific Non-Fiction
  • Fantasy, sci-fi and classic fiction
  • Comic Anthologies

Check back soon for more information.


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