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Saturday, Apr 17th, 2021
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Medical Library FAQ

Reopening and Study Spaces

The Kresge Library building, including the Medical Library study spaces, will reopen Monday, August 17, 2020. The hours are: Monday-Friday 7:30am - 11:00pm Saturday-Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm. You will need your OU Student ID in order to enter the building.

The Medical Library has 9 individual Study Rooms that medical students can reserve. There are an additional 11 study seats in the Quiet Study Room and Collaborative Study Room that are available on a first come first served basis. See our website for more information about our spaces.

You can reserve the Medical Library’s Study Rooms (KL146, KL147, KL148, KL150, KL 151, KL152, KL100A, and KL100B) through the online room reservation system. You can make two reservations a week. The week runs Sunday - Saturday. Once reserved, the room is yours for the entire day.

Reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

No. The open tables in Kresge Library are available on a first come first served basis.

Access to Physical Resources

The print copies of the required and recommended course textbooks normally do not circulate and are in-library use only. However, because of reduced seating in the Medical Library, students are able to check them out for a 24-hour non-renewable period for use when studying in O’Dowd Hall. You can either come to the library to check them out or use Kresge Library’s no-contact checkout service.

To use the no-contact checkout service: Search the library’s catalog (OneSearch) for the book, once located, sign into the system using your OU NetID and password, click the “Request” link, and fill in the date you’d like to pick up the book. The Kresge Library Access Services staff will pull the book for you and place it on a cart in the library vestibule. You will be contacted when it is ready to be picked up. At the end of the day, return the book by putting it in the book drop located to the right of the main library entrance.

No, bone sets can only be used in the library. The library is scheduled to reopen on August 17. You will be able to access the bone sets in the Medical Library Office

The Kresge bone sets will be available for in-library use only from the main circulation desk on the second floor.

Access to Virtual Resources

The Medical Library has many databases in a wide variety of disciplines. Visit the Medical Library website Databases page for a complete list. The most relevant to the medical field are PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science. In addition, there are a number of full-content clinical reference tools available (AccessMedicine, ClinicalKey, DynaMed Plus, UpToDate, etc.) Schedule a Research Consultation for training on any of the library’s many resources.
New this year is a subscription to VisualDx, please check it out on our databases page or download the app available on ourmobile resources page.

Library OneSearch on the Kresge Library’s website main page searches across multiple sources and is a good option for multi-disciplinary topics. For specific clinical questions, we suggest that you use full content clinical reference tools or evidence-based resources such as UpToDate, DynaMed, AccessMedicine, etc., which are not included in Library OneSearch.

Check out the list of supplemental anatomy resources for review and exam prep listed on the AFCP Course Guide. Students in previous classes have reported finding Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy and Anatomy.tv to be very helpful. We suggest checking the other resources listed on the guide to find the ones that best support your learning needs.

Several newspapers (e.g. New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Detroit Free Press) are available on the 4th floor of Kresge Library in the print journals area. Many newspapers are also accessible through several databases like Factiva.

The Medical Library has an extensive collection of print and online review resources. A reserve collection of review books is available in the Medical Library Quiet Study Room (KL102). Visit our subject guide on Review and USMLE Resources for more information and links to online Q banks.


Yes. There are printers in the Medical Library Collaborative Study Room and in the Quiet Study Room. However, these printers currently do not work with M1 students’ computers. Information Technology is working on this and expects to have a solution very soon.

Not at this time.

That is not necessary at this time.

COVID Precautions

Yes. Masks must be worn at all times when in the library. This is consistent with university policy. Masks may only be removed when eating or drinking.

Yes, masks will have to be worn in large group rooms even when social distancing. Masks may only be removed when eating or drinking.

The library will follow the university’s decision about closure should the pandemic worsen.

Contacting Us

Students should contact their course director with any questions about courses or the curriculum. Contact your personal librarian or email with questions about library resources or literature searching.

OUWB Medical Library, Oakland University | 100 Library Drive, Rochester, Michigan 48309 | (248) 370-3772
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