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Library Hours for Thursday, August 5th

All of the hours for today can be found below. We look forward to seeing you in the library.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special Collections10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Howe Library8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Media Services8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Howe Reference10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dana Medical Library7:30 am - 10:00 pm



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All UVM Libraries Closed in Response to COVID-19 (Updated 7/7/20)

Friday, March 27, 2020

Update (July 7, 2020)

Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library buildings are closed, but essential services remain available, including research assistance, reference help, instructional services, and scanning and document delivery service. Check the Howe Library website, Dana Medical Library website, and Silver Special Collections Library website for additional information.

UVM affiliates working on academic and/or research projects may pick up Howe Library books, Dana Medical Library Books, DVDs, and media equipment by appointment using curbside service.

Due date notices and fines are suspended at this time. The Howe Library book drop remains open.

In compliance with Governor Phil Scott’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order, all UVM library buildings are closed until further notice. This includes Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections.

Essential services remain available online, including:

• Research assistance

• Reference help

• Instructional services

• Scanning and document delivery services

Use the links below for general information and details on services at each library.

Howe Library website

Dana Medical Library website

Silver Special Collections website

Use the links below to connect online with staff and faculty at each library.

Our librarians can provide research and reference help, general information, or troubleshooting support.

Howe Library
Email the Howe Library Circulation Desk  (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm EDT)
Email a Howe Library Reference Librarian
Chat with a Howe Library Reference Librarian  (Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm EDT; Friday 10 am to 2 pm EDT)

Dana Medical Library
Email a Dana Medical Library Reference Librarian
Chat with Dana Medical Library (Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm EDT; Friday and Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm EDT; Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm EDT)
Email Gary Atwood, Dana Medical Library Interim Director, with specific questions

Silver Special Collections
Email a Silver Special Collections Librarian

Use the numbers below to leave a voicemail message at each library.

We will check and return voicemail messages once daily, Monday through Friday.

Howe Library: (802) 656-2023

Dana Medical Library: (802) 656-2200

Silver Special Collections Library: (802) 656-2138

We look forward to reopening when it is safe to do so.

For information on UVM’s institution-wide response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), please visit the UVM Return to Campus website