Ask Dana

Threre are lots of ways to contact us. Choose what works best for you.


7:30 am - 11:00 pm


(802) 656-2201


(802) 656-2200

Main Desk


Schedule an Appointment

Meet with a librarian or subject specialist for in-depth help.

Email a Librarian

Submit a question for reply by e-mail.


Library Hours for Monday, May 10th

All of the hours for today can be found below. We look forward to seeing you in the library.
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Dana Medical Library7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Reference Desk - Virtual10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Howe Library10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Special Collections10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Media Services10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Howe Reference9:00 am - 6:00 pm



Search the UVM Libraries' collections

Visiting Dana Medical Library - updated January 29, 2021

Welcome to the Spring 2021 semester! 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.

Who we serve and how to enter the library

Beginning Monday, February 1st, Dana Medical Library will be open to all UVM students, faculty, and staff with active CatCards, 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 – cleaning supplies are available throughout the library.
  • 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

  • New Spring 2021! Dana now has curbside pick-up. Learn more about how to request an item here
  • New Spring 2021! Remote Learning Areas are now available at Dana! These are areas of the library where students can participate in online classes. Talking and class participation (headphones or earbuds required) are allowed within reason. For more information, contact the Main Desk or visit the library to view a map of these designated areas. 
  • 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 clean reserve computer peripherals between uses according to UVM guidelines.
  • The library quarantines print materials after use following recommended guidelines.
  • The pause on Print Course Reserves has been extended through the Spring 2021 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

For a complete list, visit Dana Services.

Additional Campus Libraries

Visit Howe Library

Visit Silver Special Collections