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Library Hours for Tuesday, May 26th

All of the hours for today can be found below. We look forward to seeing you in the library.

Dana Medical LibraryClosed

Reference Desk - Virtual8:00 am - 8:00 pm


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Special CollectionsClosed

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Howe Reference10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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COVID-19 Update

All UVM library buildings, including Dana Medical Library, are closed until further notice. Dana Medical Library services and support are available online.

Email or chat with library staff for research and reference help, general information, or troubleshooting support.

Call (802) 656-2200 to leave a voicemail message for library staff. Messages will be checked and returned once daily, Monday through Friday.

Arrange for curbside pickup of Dana Medical Library books, Howe Library books, or media equipment.

Read our COVID-19 News and COVID-19 Services for updated information.


A hand removing an ebook reader from a shelf full of printed booksDuring the COVID-19 crisis, many publishers are temporarily opening up access to their online research resources. The UVM Libraries are working to provide trials to select resources and to expand access to some of our current online holdings for UVM affiliates, as well as promoting open access resources. Together, these resources provide access to a large number of the books on our physical shelves.

Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library buildings are closed, but essential services remain available, including research assistance, reference help, instructional services, and scanning and document delivery service. Check the Howe Library website, Dana Medical Library website, and Silver Special Collections Library website for additional information.

UVM affiliates working on academic and/or research projects may pick up Howe Library books and media equipment by appointment using curbside service.

05/14/20 Update: Dana Medical Library books are now available through Howe Library's curbside service. Read details and instructions below. Thanks to a new curbside pickup and drop-off service at Howe Library, UVM students, faculty, and staff now have expanded access to the university’s physical collection for academic purposes.

As you know, the University of Vermont’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been evolving as circumstances in the state change. As we as a community adjust to these changes, Dana Medical Library would like to reassure students, faculty, researchers, and staff that the library is still available to assist the Medical Education community with their information needs.

Presented by Patient Choices Vermont and Dana Medical Library, join us for a panel discussion January 28, 5 - 6:30 pm, in the Larner Classroom: Medical Aid in Dying: The Story of One Man's Choice Reflections from the patient's family and doctor.


UVM Librarians Graham Sherriff, Daisy Benson, and Gary Atwood just recently had their instruction article, “Practices, Policies, and Problems in the Management of Learning Data: A Survey of Libraries' Use of Digital Learning Objects and the Data They Create,” (published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship), selected as one of the top 20 instruction articles published in 2019!

This year, Wednesday, April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. UVM will host a full slate of events for this year’s "Earth Week" in honor of this historic day, which arguably remains the largest global teach-in in history. 

Now that all of our services are online, we are happy to announce that our reference hours have been extended to accommodate questions that may arise in the morning, evening, and on the weekend. 

Dr. Zehle, who has been serving in the role of Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at the Larner College of Medicine since January 2019, has accepted the position of Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education after a nationwide search. 

On January 28th, Dana Medical Library and Patient Choices Vermont co-hosted a panel discussion centered around the story of one man’s decision to take advantage of Vermont’s Act 39 – the Patient Choices and Control at End of Life Bill. 


May flowers, circa 1891. The cover of John Lewis Childs' 1891 catalogue of

May flowers, circa 1891. The cover of John Lewis Childs' 1891 catalogue of "new, rare and beautiful flowers" is one of the many flower-related items in the papers of Martha Lanpher, a teacher and postmaster in East Cambridge, Vermont. A flower and some leaves were carefully cut out. #uvm #uvmlibraries #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram

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