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Getting Started with Health Sciences Library Resources: Home

How to Get Started with the UW Health Sciences Library (HSL)

Your UW NetID and the Library

UWNetID login preview

Your UW NetID is your personal network identification giving you access to UW computing services and library resources such as:

It will also let you:    

Connect from Off-Campus

Most online resources, including health sciences eJournals and eBooks, are restricted () to current UW students, staff, and faculty members.

Just click on the resource you want and if you are located off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your UW NetID.

Off-Campus Access explains more fully the steps for accessing these resources from off-campus.

For guidelines on the proper use of electronic resources, see Responsible Use of Electronic Resources.

Explore the HSL website

The website at is your starting point. Bookmark it today! It provides quick access to:

Start Here

Start Here link

Frequently used high quality health sciences resources including:


Role-specific collections of high quality health sciences resources.

Toolkits Link

Research Guides

Research Guides Link

Help for you find and use information, such as:


Services Link

Ask Us! page for questions and our contact information.

Contact Your Library Liaison

Library Liaisons serve the UW health sciences community by supporting teaching, clinical, and research needs through our library collections, services, and resources.

Your liaison can help with:

Contact your liaison librarian today!

Visit the Health Sciences Library

HSL lower level study area
The Health Sciences Library (HSL) is located in T-334 of the Health Sciences Building, with wireless connectivity, study rooms, and drop-in computers, computer classrooms, AV equipment, anatomical models, and more.

Other campus UW Libraries are available, and you may request items to be sent to HSL for pickup. Learn more about Requesting and Delivery options.