Overview

Helping Patients & Their Families Make Informed Health Decisions

Contact Us

Mon-Fri: 8am–5pm
Closed weekends

healthlibrary@lists.utah.edu
By online chat: Ask a Health Question

Helping Patients & Their Families Make Informed Health Decisions

Information Is Powerful Medicine

The mission of the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library is to ensure that all patients, their families, and the general community have access to the resources they need to make informed choices about their health care. Our staff can guide you to information tailored to your learning-style preferences and language needs.

 

Services

We strive to maintain an inviting, comfortable, and contemplative space, whether you are popping in for a minute after a doctor’s appointment or using our resources for a few hours.

We encourage you to help yourself to our free brochures and booklets on a wide range of health topics. Or sit down with us at one of our computers, and we will introduce you to quality resources on our website that you can turn to when a health question arises in the future.

We offer free access to hundreds of online medical resources that focus on prevention, wellness, coping, and support.

Offering Community Health Presentations

The Hope Fox Eccles Health Library is dedicated to reaching out to our community. We always welcome opportunities to share our professional expertise on how to locate understandable and credible consumer health and patient education information. Please contact Erica Lake at 801-581-4685 or erica.lake@utah.edu.

Engaging Conversations—Free Monthly Lectures

The Hope Fox Eccles Health Library hosts free, monthly lectures open to everyone. Expert health care professionals present information on a wide variety of topics and answer attendees’ questions. Times and dates change each month. Please see the events calendar for details.

 

Hope Fox Eccles Library Donor Recognition

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Associate

  • Remembering Cleone Peterson Eccles
  • George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

Founders

  • Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles
  • Nancy E. Hayward
  • Hope F. Behle

Distinguished President's Club

  • Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation
  • Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Family Foundation
  • Calvin A. Behle

President's Club

  • University of Utah Educational Resource Development Council

Deans Club

  • Spencer P. and Kristine L. Eccles

Century Club

  • Loggins and Miriam Merrill

In honor of Connie Bell and in memory of her father, Keith Bell.

Consider Giving

Remember or honor a loved one by donating to the health library to help patients, their families and the greater community learn more about their personal health. Donations will be used to purchase:

  • electronic books,
  • journals, or
  • databases as well as
  • library furnishings.

Funds may also support public lectures, workshops, exhibits or special events.

Resources

  • U-Bar Apps: The U-Bar lets you test drive health apps and wearable devices, ask questions, and get hands-on instruction on how to install and use the latest health apps. 
  • MedlinePlus: This site offers authoritative, up-to-date health information, without advertisements, from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.
  • MedlinePlus Espanol: MedlinePlus ofrece la información de salud más autorizado y reciente, sin publicidad comercial, desde los Institutos Nacionales de Salud y la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina.
  • Healthfinder: Health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help you live well.
  • Health Feed blog: Expert health news and information from University of Utah Health.
  • The Scope, University of Utah Health Radio: Listen to expert health advice and the latest research and trends in medicine.
  • Health Lectures: Watch recordings of our monthly health lectures.
  • Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library