OU Libraries
OU Libraries
Friday, Nov 22nd, 2019
Kresge Library Building:
Open 24 Hours
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office:
Open 7:30am - 8pm

Hours | Location


Library Building Hours Over Thanksgiving Break

Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend:

  • Wednesday, November 27: Closes at 8pm
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29: CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 30: Opens at 7:30am, 24/7 hours resume

For a complete list of hours, visit the Hours webpage.

News and Events Archive

7th Annual Open Access Week Celebration

Join OU Libraries for our seventh year of celebrating International Open Access Week, promoting free, immediate, and global access to research! Three events will be held:

  • October 21: I Didn't Know that Was Open! Locating and Using Cool Free Quality Content
  • October 23: Avoiding Unethical Publishers and Determining Journal Quality
  • October 25: Increase Your Research Visibility - Getting Your Work Noticed, Cited and Read

All sessions will be from 12:00 - 1:00pm in Kresge Library. For more information, visit the OU Libraries' website.

8th Annual Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive

Join us for our 8th donor registration drive in support of Gift of Life Michigan and Be the Match by stopping by Kresge Library on October 15 & 16 to register! Plan your life's sequel by joining the organ donor registry and join the bone marrow register to potentially match with someone suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood and marrow disorders to cure or treat their disease!

The drive is a partnership between the Medical Library and the OUWB Student National Medical Association, OU Cancer Awareness Society, Be the Match at OU, OU Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, and OUWB Diversity & Inclusion.

Celebrating Women in Medicine Month in September!

To celebrate Women in Medicine Month, check out the Medical Library's ever-expanding Women in Medicine Collection featuring books, eBooks, and other resources related to strategies for success, work-life balance, personal stories, history of medicine, and more!

Check out our Women in Medicine Collection online guide and stop by the Collaborative Study Room during the month of September to browse selected print titles from this collection on our book cube!

Student InfoBite: Exam Prep Resources for Basic Science & Organ System Content

Join us for our next InfoBite to uncover the Medical Library's collection of online question banks, prep books, and more for studying basic science content (AFCP, BFCP), organ system courses, & even USMLE Step 1! Please RSVP to the online registration form by Friday, September 27.

Library Hours Over Labor Day Weekend

Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours over the Labor Day Weekend:

  • Saturday, August 31: Closes at midnight
  • Sunday, September 1: Open from 7:30am - midnight
  • Monday, September 2: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, September 3: Reopens at 7:30am, 24/7 hours resume

For current library hours, please visit the Hours webpage. 

Student InfoBite: Exploring Online Anatomy Resources for AFCP

In our 8th year, the Medical Library is hosting our series of extracurricular lunch seminars that complement information mastery topics taught in the curriculum. Join us as we uncover the hidden secrets of our most popular online anatomy tools for study and review for AFCP & M2 organ system courses! Register via the online registration form by Friday, August 16.

Now on Display! NLM Exhibit Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Rubella Vaccine

Stop by the Kresge Library Lobby to see the newest National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit: Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the 1964 Rubella Epidemic celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first viable rubella vaccine! The exhibit chronicles the strategies used by experts and families to limit exposure and complications of rubella prior to the vaccine developed by two NIH researchers, Harry M. Meyer, Jr. and Paul Parkman. For more information visit the exhibit website and digital gallery.

Register Now! 6th Annual Library Open House

Join the Medical Library for our 6th Annual Open House to mingle with our new students, share light refreshments, and kick off the new academic year! All are welcome to attend! RSVP via the online registration form.

Library Hours for Fourth of July

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours:

  • Wednesday, July 3 - closes at 8pm
  • Thursday, July 4 - CLOSED
  • Friday, July 5 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, July 6 - opens at 7:30am and resumes 24/7 hours

Library Hours Over Memorial Day Weekend

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours:

  • Saturday, May 25 - closes at midnight
  • Sunday, May 26 - open 7:30am - midnight
  • Monday, May 27 - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, May 28 - opens at 7:30am and resumes 24/7 hours

Mobile Apps Fair!

The Medical Library is hosting our annual Mobile Apps Fair! Stop by our table to download the essential clerkship apps to your mobile devices, including clinical information resources to use at the point-of-care, drug information resources, flashcards, and more! No RSVP required...just stop on by!

Maintaining Peaceful Study Environment

With the upcoming Step 1 exam, just a gentle reminder to please be mindful of noise level while studying in the Medical Library Collaborative Study Room. We have had reports of noise migrating over to the Quiet Study Room and want to be respectful of that space. Thank you for your understanding and good luck, M2s, on your Step 1 exams!

NLM Traveling Exhibit: Community Health Advocacy

The Medical Library is pleased to host the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit "For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Healthcare Reform," on display now through April 26 in the Kresge Library Lobby. The exhibit chronicles the role of ordinary citizens and communities as advocates for health care change over the last century. Check out the accompanying online exhibition that features a fascinating collection of historical photos and documents.

Medical Library Study Spaces & Office Reopen!

We are pleased to announce that all Medical Library study spaces have reopened and are available to students for study! As minor repairs continue on the 1st Floor of Kresge Library, please excuse our dust; we apologize for any inconvenience. Medical Library faculty and staff have also returned to the Medical Library Office with office hours continuing as usual.

Student InfoBite: Tips for Organizing your Embark Data

Special guest speaker Joanna Thielen, Assistant Professor & Research Data Librarian at OU Libraries, will share simple strategies for managing your data so you can easily find it, pick up your project months later without problem, and share your data with your team or perhaps even a future student!

Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to the online registration form by Wednesday, March 6.

Get It Links Currently Down in PubMed

We are currently experiencing issues with the Kresge Library Get It full text links in PubMed. The full text of journal articles are still available and, as an alternative, please copy and paste the title of an article into the LibraryOne Search tool. If you are still unable to locate the full text, please contact us at medref@oakland.edu.

New Resource! Board Vitals Question Bank

The Medical Library now subscribes to Board Vitals, a medical board review and question bank covering USMLE Step 1, 2, 3 and shelf exams in 8 specialties! To initially register for an account, you must use this registration page and sign-up with your OU email address. Following registration, simply visit www.boardvitals.com to start using it!

Medical Library Temporary Work Spaces

As repairs continue to the 1st floor of Kresge Library, Medical Library faculty are temporarily located in rooms 455 and 459 on the 4th floor of O'Dowd Hall and Medical Library staff are located in the 216 Suite on the 2nd floor of O'Dowd Hall. Please contact medref@oakland.edu or email one of us directly for more information or questions.

Finals Week Events at OU Libraries!

OU Libraries are hosting a series of relaxation events leading up to final exams from Monday, December 10 - Wednesday, December 12! No registration required! Monday, December 10:

  • Chair Massages (10:00am - 4:00pm; Popular Reading Area)
  • Movie Night Screening of The Incredibles 2 (4:00 - 6:30pm; KL Room 242)
Tuesday, December 11:
  • Pause for Puppies (12:00 - 3:00pm; Popular Reading Area)
Wednesday, December 12:
  • Henna Tattoos (10:00 - 11:00am; Popular Reading Area)
  • Mini-Mindfulness Sessions (11:00 - 12:30pm; KL Room 224) - Stop in at any time to learn basic mindfulness and meditation techniques from our own Dr. Thomas Ferrari!
  • Knitting (12:00 - 2:00pm; Popular Reading Area)

Library Hours over Holiday Break

Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours in December leading to and during the holiday break:
  • Monday, December 17: open midnight - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 18 - Friday, December 21: open 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019: CLOSED
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019: opens at 7:30am, 24/7 hours resume
For current library hours, please visit the Hours page.

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

Kresge Library Building: Open 24 Hours
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office: Open 7:30am - 8pm

Hours | Location