The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library advances healthcare, education, and research by delivering quality information through innovation and service.
We work towards the strategic plan of the University Libraries to:
We embody the values of the University Libraries: diversity, continuous learning, innovation, collaboration, and integrity.
Planning for the Health Sciences Library began two years before the opening of the College of Medicine in September 1967. Today, it is the largest, most comprehensive health sciences library in Arizona. We provide access to essential medical information, participate as instructors in the curriculum of the colleges, and work in partnership with researchers and clinicians to advance health information literacy. The library also provides spaces for small group collaboration and quiet study. The library’s primary clientele are the students, faculty, and staff associated with the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
The Health Sciences Library is active statewide, working with health professionals and public libraries, health departments, and community groups to improve the access to high-quality health information. We are a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the National Library of Medicine, serving as the designated health resource library for Arizona. We are also a founding member of the Arizona Health Information Network (AZHIN), a consortium of health-related organizations in Arizona. AZHIN works to make high-quality online resources more accessible to health care providers across the state. In 2007, we opened a library on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus to support the UA College of Medicine–Phoenix.
These statistics from 2014-2015 include both the Tucson and Phoenix libraries.
|Ejournals (supporting UA Health Sciences clientele)||20,521|
|Ebooks (supporting UA Health Sciences clientele)||32,581|
|External circulation (physical volumes)||4,194|
|Internal circulation (physical volumes)||2,409|
|AHSL website page views||not available|
|AHSL website visitor sessions||
|Items borrowed from other libraries for UA Health Sciences clientele||7,224|
|Items shared with (lent to) other libraries||1,284|
|Student employees (FTE)||3