OU Libraries
OU Libraries
Monday, Sep 27th, 2021
Kresge Library Building:
Open 7:30am - 11pm
Medical Library Office:
Open 8am - 5pm

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Medical Library FAQ

Medical Library Study Spaces and Office Information

The Kresge Library building, including the Medical Library study spaces hours are posted here: Library Hours. You will need your OU Student ID in order to enter the building until further notice.

The Medical Library has 9 individual Study Rooms that are only available to Medical Students. 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. Note: You will need to swipe into the spaces with your OU ID.

It is not necessary to reserve the Medical Library’s Study Rooms (KL146, KL147, KL148, KL150, KL 151, KL152, KL100A, and KL100B) they are available on a first come first served basis.

Kresge library has many spaces available to use for study when the Medical Library spaces are busy. Please see their spaces and reservation system here: Kresge Library spaces.

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 office is staffed from 8:00am - 5:00 on weekdays. You can request a bone set with this request form and it will be waiting for you 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 is a printer in the Medical Library Collaborative Study Room. It uses the same system as the O'Dowd printer, just select the Medical Library option to send your print to the Medical Library printer. For more infomation on printing, please see Printing Instructions It is important to make sure you are on the Grizznet_Secure wireless network for printing to work.

Each Medical Student is given $100 for print usage on their accounts.

No, you will log in with your OU credentials.

COVID Precautions

If you are vaccinated, you are no longer required to wear a mask. If you have not been vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask.

If you are vaccinated, you are no longer required to wear a mask. If you have not been vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask.

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 one of our librarians 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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Kresge Library Building: Open 7:30am - 11pm
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office: Open 8am - 5pm

Hours | Location