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Baltimore MD 21201-1512

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Virtual Library Hours, Services, and Programs

The Library building is closed. This webpage provides updates about access to the Library building, online services, and information to support remote access to library resources.

This webpage also includes links to COVID-19 specific resources.

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Virtual Research Consultations with Librarians
Contact your librarian to schedule an online consultation.
UMB faculty and staff may also request an expert literature search.


Accessing Library Resources Remotely
UMB students, faculty, and staff wishing to use our services and resources must do so remotely.
To login to the Library's online journals, databases, and e-books from off-campus, click on the blue Off-Campus Access button on the upper right-hand side of the Library's website. You will be prompted to enter your UMID and password. Anyone accessing online resources from on campus will not be prompted for a UMID and password.

You may email the Information Services Staff with access questions Monday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.


Online Reference Service
Online reference service is available Monday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. You may email the Information Services Staff with questions.


Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
Journal articles not owned by the Library may be requested through Request Articles & Books. E-journal articles will be filled when possible. Requests for print journal articles, book chapters and books cannot be filled and will be cancelled. Users may resubmit these requests once normal operations resume. Books from ILL that are due may be placed in the Library’s external book drop located to the left of the HS/HSL front doors or returned once the HS/HSL reopens. For questions, email Resource Sharing.


Returning or Renewing a Book
You may return a book in the Library’s external bookdrop located to the left of the HS/HSL front doors. Renew a book online using the My Account feature in the Library’s Catalog. No library fines will be accrued during the closure. All due dates for HS/HSL books have been advanced to September 4, 2020.


Book Requests
No books from other libraries will be delivered to the HS/HSL due to the closure.


Room Reservations
Room reservations have been cancelled or postponed in an effort to support social distancing measures. We are not accepting any new meeting room reservations.


Access HS/HSL Resources Easily!
If you are a UMB faculty, staff, or student and are on-campus (in a UMB building) you can search for journal articles and books online, no need to log in with your UMID and password or to go to the HS/HSL homepage. You will be recognized by your IP address.

If you are off-campus, go to the HS/HSL homepage to log in. See the big blue Off-Campus Access button in the upper right-hand corner of our page? Click and enter your UMID and password for full-text access to journals we subscribe to.


Using Google Scholar off-campus? To get to full-text easily make sure you do a quick settings change.

Look at the upper left-hand corner of Google Scholar, click on the 3 parallel lines icon and you will see a link to Settings, click, then choose Library Links.

Type Maryland into the search bar and then choose the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Univ of Maryland (Find It @ HS/HSL) and click Save.

Now, when searching Google Scholar you will now see a link on the right-hand side when you come to an article that the HS/HSL subscribes to.


Free Access to COVID-19 Resources

University of Maryland, Baltimore


World Health Organization


U.S. Government Resources


State and Local Health Departments


Articles and Other Resources on COVID-19 Provided by Publishers and Societies