HSLS Update Newsletter for September

September 7, 2022

The September issue of the HSLS Update newsletter is now available. Subscribe here.

Exam Master outage 9/5-9/6

September 7, 2022

Exam Master will not be unavailable between Monday 9/5 at 8:00pm through Tuesday 9/6 at 6:00am EST. 

Falk Library Returns to Regular Hours

September 6, 2022

Beginning April 4, 2022, Falk Library will return to regular hours:

  • · Monday- Thursday: 7 a.m. -midnight
  • · Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • · Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • · Sunday: 11 a.m.-midnight

Falk Library Labor Day Hours

September 6, 2022

 Falk Library will have modified hours: 

  • Sunday, September 4: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Monday, September 5: CLOSED

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6. 

Mask Policy Updated - 8/19/2022

August 26, 2022

Masking is required indoors at Falk Library as of 8/19/2022

Mask Policy Update - 8/26/2022

August 26, 2022

Masking is optional indoors at Falk Library as of 8/26/2022

Monkeypox-related resources

August 19, 2022

The White Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) coordinated an international effort to make research results and data related to monkeypox immediately available to the public. 


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is working to accelerate the global monkeypox response through initiatives that expand access to scientific literature, sequence data, clinical trial information, and consumer health information related to monkeypox.


Class Categories Survey

August 9, 2022

You’re invited to complete the Class Categories Survey, giving HSLS valuable feedback on how our classes are organized and providing you with a chance to win a $50 money gift card.

Survey dates: July 7, 2022 through August 8, 2022

Audience: Pitt health sciences students, staff, and faculty, as well as UPMC fellows and residents, are encouraged to participate

Length of Survey: 10 minutes or less to complete

Responses: All responses are anonymous, and will be used to organize new HSLS online class content. There are no right or wrong answers!

Drawing: The entry form and eligibility details are available on the Class Categories Survey page. Entries must be received before 12 PM EST on August 9, 2022. Winners will be selected randomly from the pool of eligible entries. Only one submission per person with a valid Pitt or UPMC email address will be accepted. 

Prize: Each winner will receive a $50 money gift card through Pitt’s approved Vincent payment card program. Use the gift card where credit and debit cards are accepted such as grocery stores and restaurants, or receive cash through an approved ATM.

Planned maintenance may affect resources 7/17/22

July 20, 2022

EZproxy System maintenance is scheduled to start at 2022-07-17 08:00 Eastern Time through 2022-07-17 12:30 Eastern Time and could briefly affect access to digital resources.

Planned maintenance may affect resources 7/10/22

July 11, 2022

EZproxy System maintenance is scheduled to start at 2022-07-10 08:00 Eastern Time through 2022-07-10 12:30 Eastern Time and could briefly affect access to digital resources.