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 reopening 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 for the Fall 2020 semester, please refer to the Return to Campus website.
Who we serve
During the fall 2020 semester, because of building access restrictions related to COVID-19, the Dana Medical Library building is only open to faculty, staff and students at UVM's College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, as well as the physicians and other health care providers at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
The library building is not currently open to other UVM faculty, staff, or students, nor to the general public, although our expanded online services are available to everyone. See the Electronic Resources and Services section below for more information.
How to use the library
Library Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 11 pm, Friday 7:30 am – 8 pm, Saturday 9 am – 8 pm, Sunday 9 am – 11 pm
- 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.
Getting into the library: All visitors must enter the library through the front doors. We recommend entering the building through the vestibule opposite the library entrance. The rear After Hours Study entrance is closed.
- LCOM and CNHS faculty, staff, and students: Current faculty, staff, and students from LCOM and CNHS can enter the Dana Medical Library by touching their CATcard on the reader at the front door.
- UVM Medical Center Affiliates: UVMMC affiliates will need to knock on the vestibule door opposite the library entrance and show their UVMMC IDs for admission. All UVMMC affiliates will be required to supply contact information as required by state guidelines.
- Other UVM affiliates: Although physical access to the Dana Medical Library is currently unavailable, our Electronic Resources and Services (see below) are still available for use by all affiliates.
While in the library, please follow these rules:
- Wear approved face coverings at all times.
- Stay 6 feet away from all individuals.
- Do not move furniture – the library has arranged seating to accommodate physical distancing protocols.
- No eating in the library. Drinks are allowed – don't forget to replace your mask after drinking.
- Wipe down surfaces and library computers after use – the Main Desk will have cleaning supplies available.
- Follow all signage directives in the library.
Questions about studying in the library? Please ask at the Main Desk.
Additional things to know about the library:
- Hand sanitizer and surface cleaner are available in the library for use by patrons and staff.
- Custodians will clean public spaces and restrooms according to UVM guidelines.
- 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:
- Use the Dana Medical Library website (dana.uvm.edu) to access all electronic resources and services.
- Ask a Dana library or staff member for assistance online for services and support assistance.
- Make an appointment with a Librarian. Librarians will meet with you via videoconferencing.
- Contact your subject specialist at the library.
- Search PubMed or see our full list of research databases for research articles.
- Find a full text journal article.
- Learn how to Connect from Off Campus.
- Call the library at (802) 656-2200, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.