The Health Sciences Library, located in Prior Hall, provides innovative services and resources to support research, education, and patient care for Ohio State’s faculty, staff, and students, targeting the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Optometry, Public Health, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, as well as the Wexner Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Basic reference service is available at the desk at the main entrance, and research consultations with librarians are available by appointment only. Other services available include poster design and printing, medical illustration, audiovisual assistance across the medical center campus, and access to a rich collection of electronic books and journals, databases, and print books and journals.
The Health Sciences Library also houses the Medical Heritage Center (MHC). The MHC preserves, promotes, teaches and celebrates the health care legacy of central Ohio as the essential foundation from which the future of the health sciences is born. Located on the fifth floor, the MHC’s holdings include rare books, archives, and medical artifacts.