Sciences Library (HSL) is a unit of cultural outreach and support for
scientific and pedagogical training at the University of Coimbra (UC). It was "born" in 2009 as a result of the merging of the libraries of Medicine and Pharmacy with the aim of implementing the strategy of rationalizing the
spaces and the bibliographic resources at the University of
The HSL's mission is to provide information support to the University of Coimbra, mainly to the teachers and students of the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy. Through the cooperation with other health libraries contributes to satisfy the information needs of the national scientific community.