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Visiting Dana Medical Library - updated January 8, 2021

Welcome! It is our goal to provide support to our patrons while ensuring the health and safety of everyone who uses and works in the library. All information listed on this page, including links, has been updated to adhere to UVM protocols as of the date shown above. Please check back frequently for updates as this information will be revised as needed. If you still have questions, please contact the Main Desk at (802) 656-2200.

For all COVID-19 information and instruction issued by UVM, please refer to the Return to Campus website.

January 2021 library schedule and information

To comply with university-wide health directives, the Libraries will provide limited, in-person access to our facilities in December and January. As always, we encourage you to take advantage of our expanded remote services, our popular curbside program, and our willingness to mail physical materials to you, as needed.

Please note that access for students will be limited to students who have been sponsored by their Dean, or are in other approved categories. For details on student sponsorship, see the December 2020 and January 2021 Operations website for more details on student sponsorship.

Upcoming dates and services for the Dana Medical Library are as follow:

  • January 2 through January 31: Dana Medical Library will be open to medical students, UVM faculty, staff, and UVM Medical Center employees (see protocol for UVMMC employees entering the library below), Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, during this time. All other UVM students must be sponsored by their Dean following UVM's January Operations Planning. Chat services will be available everyday, 8 am to 6 pm.
  • January 18: University Holiday - Dana will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
  • February 1: Dana will resume regular hours and services for all UVM affiliates with active CATcards and UVM Medical Center employees.

Who we serve and how to enter the library

Adhering to the modified schedule above, Dana Medical Library will be open to UVM faculty, staff, Larner College of Medicine students, and students with the required sponsorship in place, as well as UVM Medical Center employees (see protocol for UVMMC employees entering the library below). All visitors must enter the library through the front doors. Entrance to the building is through the vestibule opposite the library's main entrance, directly adjacent to Converse Hall (see campus map). The rear After Hours Study entrance is closed.

UVM students, faculty, and staff with active CATcards: The building and library are accessible by tapping your CATcard both in the vestibule and then again when entering the library.

Employees of the UVM Medical Center: UVMMC employees will need to knock on the vestibule door opposite the library entrance and show their UVMMC IDs for admission. All UVMMC employees will be required to supply contact information as required by state guidelines.

We are not currently open to the public.

Health and Safety Requirements

When visiting the library:

  • Complete daily health check-ins.
  • Be free of symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • Wear a face covering, in accordance with campus and state guidelines.
  • Maintain six-foot social distancing guidelines.
  • Do not move furniture – the library has arranged seating to accommodate physical distancing protocols.
  • Wipe down surfaces and library computers after use – the Main Desk will have cleaning supplies available.
  • Refrain from eating in the library (drinking from personal beverage containers is permitted).
  • Follow all signage directives in the library.

Library Hours

  • Monday thru Thursday, 7:30 am – 11 pm
  • Friday, 7:30 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday, 9 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday, 9 am – 11 pm

Changes in the library

  • Library capacity is limited to 75 visitors at a time. People will be asked to return at another time if the library is at capacity.
  • Seating is only available in open study spaces to accommodate social distancing protocols.
  • The small group study rooms, the classroom, and the conference room are closed.
  • After Hours Study will not be available.
  • Library staff will clean tables and equipment between uses according to UVM guidelines.
  • We will quarantine materials after use following recommended guidelines.
  • Print Course Reserves have been paused for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • If you are coming from out of state, please note that you may need to quarantine before visiting the library. Please consult the state's COVID-19 travel information page for more information.

Electronic Resources and Services

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