Our Facility

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 the UF Health Shands Hospital, affiliated clinics and community-based health outreach programs.


First Floor:

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

10 large screen monitors, specialized software, 83 total computer work stations (including 1 Mac) and white boards are available.

The Information Desk provides an all-in-one service center for getting answers to reference questions; checking out books, journals, course reserve items, anatomical models, medical manipulables, and lockers; and 3D printing. Print items received through interlibrary loan may be picked up at the Information Desk.

Computers are loaded with an extensive suite of software, including:

  • Full Adobe Suite
  • SPSS 24 (only available on PC)
  • SAS 9.4 (only available on PC)

Specialized software is provided across the first floor including the VH Dissector by Touch of Life Technologies and Anatomy.TV 3D Head & Neck Anatomy for Dentistry; ask at the Information Desk for more information.

Printing, scanning, and copying are available on all three floors of the library.  Printing can be paid for through your Gator 1 card and charged to your one.ufl.edu account; more information and printing rates are available here: https://library.health.ufl.edu/services/printing-and-copying/.

The Wellness collection and Graphic medicine collection are located on the first floor.

In addition, the 1st floor regularly hosts travelling exhibits from the National Library of Medicine, which supplement the glass cases that feature locally curated exhibits of archival materials and information about the history and culture of the health sciences.

BITS @ HSCL (Biomedical Information Teaching Space – C1-121)

C1-121 at HSC Library

With 51 individual computers/chairs, an instructor computer, 4 large monitors and 2 projectors, this facility acts as a general Computer Lab when not in use for a class, and is open during library hours. It can be reserved from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Lab Equipment and Software Includes:

Reserve BITS @ HSCL (Biomedical Information Teaching Space – C1-121)

Second Floor:

The second floor houses 305 chairs, 78 individual computer work stations and 6 computers attached to large screen monitors, each loaded with an extensive suite of software. It also features study rooms, cubicles, sofas, TVs, a KIC scanning station, tables for laptop use and collaboration and a black and white printer. Printing, scanning, and copying are available on all three floors of the library.  Printing can be paid for through your Gator 1 card and charged to your one.ufl.edu account; more information and printing rates are available here: https://library.health.ufl.edu/services/printing-and-copying/.

Equipment

  • A KIC Bookeye Scanner, a digitize-on-demand system for books, magazines, and journals.
  • A device charging station that individually stores, charges and secures your phone, tablet or iPad. Each locker comes with digital locks for individual, 24/7 use.
C2-41A room (Collaboration Center)

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 90″ monitor and whiteboard walls.

Lab Equipment and Software Includes:

Reserve the Collaboration Center (C2-41A)

The Faculty Development Center (C2-41C)

Equipped with video and teleconferencing technology, this room includes a large monitor and wireless keyboard, modular tables and comfortable seating for 12, and whiteboard walls for in-person collaboration and study. It is open from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Lab Equipment and Software Includes:

Reserve the Faculty Development Center (C2-41C)


Study Rooms
Several individual study rooms are available to reserve online on our second floor; some of which are equipped with web cams. Please visit library.health.ufl.edu/services/reserve-a-room/reserve-a-study-room-students-only/ for more information. Overall there are 20 computers available in study rooms, and 2 large monitors. Rooms may vary as to exact size and accommodations for individuals or small groups.


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; we provide the lock/key. The lock/key is to be returned to the Information Desk by library closing on the day it is checked out. To check out a temporary-use locker, you need a current Gator 1 card.

A picture of an Nap / Energy Pod

Nap Pods / Energy Pods
Put you feet up and relax in one of our Nap / Energy Pods, on the 2nd floor of the HSC Library. Featuring specially composed sleep music and a gentle wake sequence of programmed lights and vibrations, the Nap / Energy Pods are designed to help you relax and recharge.


Third Floor

All print materials are housed on the third floor.

Accessible by the interior staircase, the third floor has been set aside as a quiet zone to allow for more concentrated studying. There are a variety of spaces available for studying including large tables, carrels, lounge chairs, and study rooms. Overall there are 19 computers available (one Mac), 11 with large screen monitors.

Printing, scanning, and copying are available on all three floors of the library.  Printing can be paid for through your Gator 1 card and charged to your one.ufl.edu account; more information and printing rates are available here: https://library.health.ufl.edu/services/printing-and-copying/.

students around a computer

Several group study rooms are available to reserve online on our third floor. Please visit Reserve A Study Room (Students only). Rooms may vary as to exact size and accommodations for individuals or small groups.