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Located in the Communicore Building of the Health Science Center, the HSC Library serves the academic, clinical, and research needs of over 11,000 students, faculty and staff of six health science colleges. In addition it serves Shands Health Care, medical institutions, outreach programs, and distance learning.


First floor:

Four students sitting at a Collaboration Station, 2nd floor HSC Library

The Collaboration Commons on the first floor is a popular place for individuals and groups to meet, study and discuss assignments.

Large screen monitors, specialized software, computer work stations and white boards are available.

The Information Desk provides an all-in-one service center for circulation, reserves, and room and locker reserves.

Research Pod stations provide PCs with dual screens and Macs loaded with the following production software:

  • Acrobat X Professional
  • Full Adobe CS5 Suite (CS4 Suite for Macs)
  • SPSS 20 (only available on PC)
  • SAS 9.3 (only available on PC)

Specialized software is provided at certain first floor stations. They include The VH Dissector by Touch of Life Technologies and Anatomy.TV 3D Head & Neck Anatomy for Dentistry

Scanning stations allow saving materials to personal USBs. Black and white as well as color printing and scanning are available. Payment is by use of the Gator 1 card system. Go here for more information and rates.

The Interlibrary Loan / Request-a-Copy Department will obtain copies of items that are not available at the University of Florida and will provide copy services for items that are in the HSC Libraries’ collection for a fee. Materials can be delivered through Web PDF, campus mail, US Mail or Fax. These include services for UF affiliates, non UF patrons, and Loansome Doc Services for PubMed Articles. Go here for more information >>


Second floor:

The second floor houses a large number of individual computer work stations as well as a number of important special areas.

Special collections on the second floor include an extensive video selection, as well as DVDs for viewing or checking out. Oversized items, monographs, and reference materials are also located on the second floor.

Over 30 individual computer work stations are provided in the Library on the second floor as well as scanning stations and tables for laptop use. Scanned material may be saved to personal USBs.

Additional computers on the second floor may be found in room C2-3, the Teaching / Computer Lab. Printing and copying are available using the Gator 1 card payment system. Go here for more information.

The Teaching / Computer Lab  (C2-3)Students working in the Teaching / Computer Lab  (C2-3) 

Located outside of the Library proper, this facility acts as a general Computer Lab when not in use as a Teaching Lab. Equipped with large monitors and networked computers it provides advanced teaching capabilities and is open from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Lab Equipment and Software Includes:

  • Windows 7 on all machines
  • XP and CD rom drives and sound capable (need headphones)
  • 2  52 inch Ceiling Mounted HDTV Monitors
  • 1 Teaching Computer w/ Dual Monitor Setup

  Reserve the Teaching Classroom / Computer Lab (C2-3)

 

The Collaboration Center (C2-41A)Faculty members meeting in the Collaboration Center (C2-41A)

A place where groups can use technology to discover new ways of viewing and sharing data with colleagues around the campus and around the world. It is a technology-enhanced room with a large conference table and comfortable seating for 25. The room is equipped with a 65” Smartboard/projector, near/far teleconference screens and two giant whiteboards.

Lab Equipment and Software Includes:

  • Windows 7 on all machines
  • XP and CD rom drives and sound capable (need headphones)
  • 2  52 inch Ceiling Mounted HDTV Monitors
  • 1 Teaching Computer w/ Dual Monitor Setup

Reserve the Collaboration Center (C2-41A)

 

The Faculty Development Center (C2-41C)Students using the touch screen monitor in the Faculty Development Center (C2-41C)

Located outside of the Library proper, this facility acts as a general Computer Lab when not in use as a Teaching Lab. Equipped with large monitors and networked computers it comfortably seats 12, and provides advanced teaching capabilities. It is open from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Lab Equipment and Software Includes:

  • 1 72″ multi touch surface screen
  • 2 24″ iMacs with Design Premium
  • Wireless keyboard / mouse
  • Teleconferencing capabilities
  • 3 Windows 7 machines with Office 2010
  • Blu-Ray
  • Usability software (Morae)

Reserve the Faculty Development Center (C2-41C)

 

Study Rooms
Several study rooms are available for check out on the second floor. They may vary as to exact size and accommodations for individuals or small groups. Simply go to the first floor Information Desk and present your Gator1 card. These rooms are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Blue Room
The Blue Room is a large room on the second floor of the Communicore building. Open 24/7 for purposes of studying, it is strictly maintained as a quiet space.

Lockers
The lockers housed on the 2nd floor of the Communicore building are maintained by the Health Science Center Library staff. To check out a locker, please stop by the Information Desk on the 1st floor of the library. There are two categories of lockers:

  • Long-Term Lockers:  can be checked out semester to semester, and they can be renewed.  To check out a long-term locker, you need to be a current student, staff or faculty member and have a current Gator 1 card.
  • Temporary Use Lockers:  can be checked out on a daily basis, for periods of 30 minutes up to several hours. We provide the lock/key.  The lock/key is to be returned to the Information Desk by the time the library closes on the date it is checked out. To check out a temporary-use locker, you need a current picture ID.

 


Third Floor

Medical students using a large screen monitor

Accessible by the interior staircase, the third floor has been set aside as a quiet zone to allow for more concentrated studying. All journals, dissertations and abstracts are housed on the third floor. There are a variety of spaces available for studying including large tables, carrels, lounge chairs, and study rooms.

There are a limited number of computer work stations and printers and copiers on the third floor. Printing and copying are also available using the Gator 1 card payment system.

Several study rooms are available for check out on the third floor as well as the second floor. They may vary as to exact size and accommodations for individuals or small groups. Simply go to the first floor Information Desk and present your Gator1 card.

These rooms are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.