Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) is currently closed.

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, all publications within the HSL have been transferred to a depository within the Main Library. To consult or borrow any of these books, the following instructions need to be adhered to:

1. Send an email to and provide the following details:

a. Personal Contact details: Name and Surname, ID Card No and Mobile No;
b. Book details (as found on the UM Library Online Catalogue via HyDi): Title, Author, Shelfmark and Barcode No.

2. Your email will be acknowledged and a member of the Library's Circulation Team will contact you to arrange pick up of the requested publications.

Situated at Mater Dei Hospital, the Health Sciences Library (HSL), is one of the branch libraries of the University of Malta Library.

HSL caters for approximately 2,000 students engaged in study programmes offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery (FMS) and the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS).

Catering for over 28 departments, the HSL supports the teaching profession of the academic staff within these faculties and also meets the needs of the health professionals at Mater Dei Hospital. Our goal is to provide access to information resources that support the instructional and research programmes pertaining to the medical sciences.

Book collections available at the HSL include:

  • MCQ's - Multiple Choice Questions
  • Melitensia - Maltese publications
  • Reference - books consulted for specific information 
  • General - books covering all the health sciences discipline