The Health Sciences Library acquires or provides electronic access to books, journals, media materials, databases, and a variety of other non-print materials. Most items owned in print or non-print formats are arranged by subject using the National Library of Medicine Classification, and can be found within a Location by their call numbers. Print journals are arranged alphabetically by title.

Special Collections at the Health Sciences Library (HSL) include not only printed works, such as books, pamphlets, journals, broadsides, posters, and ephemera, but also manuscripts, letters, photographs, student notebooks, drawings, and other documents, as well as medical instruments, artifacts, models, and other cultural objects. These materials range in date from the 1500s to the present day, encompassing the history of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and the allied medical sciences. The history of the health sciences in North Carolina is strongly represented.

Arrangement of collections

Books 1990 - present Third floor. View floorplan
Books to 1989 Basement. View floorplan
Reference Collection First floor. View floorplan
Oversize Books All Oversize Books Third floor, regardless of date. View floorplan
Printed Indexes/Abstracts Basement. View floorplan
Current Journals Fourth floor. View floorplan
Bound Journals 1990 - present Fourth floor. View floorplan
Bound journals to 1989 Basement. View floorplan
HSL Foreign Journals Off-site. If this location is listed in the UNC-Chapel Hill libraries Catalog, use ILLiad to retrieve specific articles or request an entire volume for a one week checkout or in-library use.
Educational Media
(Audiovisuals and DVDs)
First floor. View floorplan
Educational Media
(Slide sets)
Basement. View floorplan
Microforms (including equipment for viewing/printing) Basement. View floorplan
Historical collections, instruments and realia Fifth floor. To schedule an appointment to use the materials, please call 919-962-0500 during regular business hours Monday - Friday.