OU Libraries
OU Libraries
Wednesday, Aug 5th, 2020
Kresge Library Building:
Offering remote services
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office:
11a-12p virtual office hours, and remote assistance via phone, email, and online meetings
Virtual Office Hours
M - F : 11am - Noon

Hours | Location


Welcome Class of 2024!

The Medical Library is excited to welcome you to OUWB! As you begin your medical school journey, we are here to support you throughout the next four years. For an overview of our resources and services, check out our Welcome page!

New! Kresge Library Print Materials Now Available

As part of its phased reopening plan, Kresge Library is now able to offer expanded services and access to collections to the campus.

  • Request print books for pick-up, inter-campus mail delivery, or mailed to your home by searching and submitting book requests in LibraryOneSearch. See the step-by-step guide here.
  • Request scanned copies of book chapters or articles from Kresge's print collection using Kresge Library's Copy Service. This is now available for faculty, staff, and students.

If you have any questions, please contact us at medref@oakland.edu!

Remote Medical Library Resources & Services

Although Kresge Library is closed, the Medical Library maintains our remote services to students, faculty, and staff. We're happy to set-up online meetings or chat on the phone as alternatives to in-person meetings. Please contact us at medref@oakland.edu with any questions to support your academic, professional, and personal library needs. We will update you as more information becomes available.

Quality Online Resources for Coronavirus Information

The Medical Library recently published a list of online resources for locating free, reliable, and up-to-date information on coronavirus (COVID-19) including the CDC, WHO, and MedlinePlus. Check out the February 2020 issue of our newsletter for more information!

In addition, stay informed about restrictions on Oakland University-sponsored travel and other guidelines to protect the campus community by visiting their coronavirus webpage.

News and Events Archive

Medical Library Closed for Fourth of July Weekend

The Medical Library will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of the July 4th holiday weekend. We will respond to your requests on Monday, July 6, 2020. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Virtual Coffee Hour with a Librarian Faculty Series

Join the Medical Library for a series of informal virtual chats via WebEx to talk about resources and tools you can use to aid your current teaching and research endeavors! This five-part series begins June 3 with each session from 10-11am:

  • June 3: Library Resources for Online Teaching
  • June 17: Accessing Full Content Articles
  • July 1: Copyright in the Virtual Learning Environment
  • July 15: New PubMed
  • July 29: Assessing & Selecting Journals for Publication

Check your calendar for the login information or contact us at medref@oakland.edu!

Closed for Memorial Day

Please note the Medical Library will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020. We will respond to your requests on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Memorial Day!

Modified Kresge Library Building Hours

UPDATE: In compliance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2020-9, the The Kresge Library building - including OUWB study spaces - is closed to all patrons effective March 16, 2020 at 3pm. The building will remain closed through April 13, 2020, at 11:59pm. The Medical Library will continue to offer virtual library services to support academic, professional, and personal needs.

Starting on Monday, March 16, the Kresge Library building will operate with reduced hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To limit possible spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we strongly recommend that campus community members use library resources and services from remote locations whenever possible.

"We Exist Beyond the Binary" Documentary & Discussion - CANCELED

Due to suspension of university in-person classes and events, the screening and discussion of "We Exist: Beyond the Binary" in our celebration of OU Pride Month 2020 has been canceled! We hope to reschedule at a later date and time. Thank you for your understanding!

Co-sponsored by OUWB Medical Library, OUWB Diversity and Inclusion, OUWB Queers & Allies Student Organization, and OU Student & Diversity Affairs.

Student InfoBite: What's New with the New PubMed?

Join us for our next InfoBite to showcase the New PubMed! In late 2019, the new PubMed was released in soft launch and new changes are implemented nearly every week! Learn about the new features, how to navigate the new interface, and tips for making the most of it for Embark, Evidence-Based Medicine, and more! Please RSVP to the online registration form by Wednesday, February 26.

Now on Display: 'Politics of Yellow Fever' Historical Exhibit

The Medical Library was selected as one of only 14 libraries around the country to host the newest National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit in 2020: The Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton's America!

The exhibit chronicles the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia including how impacted all regardless of race, ethnicity, class, or age and was used as a point of debate in politics. With several modern day parallels, come check out the exhibit in the Kresge Library Lobby!

De-Stress Activities @ the Library!

Take a quick study or snack break at OU Libraries in our series of activities complementing De-Stress Fest at OUWB!

  • Saturday, December 7 - Monday, December 9: Free Coffee in the Kresge Lobby (6pm until empty)
  • Monday, December 9: Pause for Puppies (12 - 3pm; Kresge Popular Reading Area). Take a study break to pet some puppies!
  • Tuesday, December 10:
    • Virtual Reality Retreat (11am - 12pm; Medical Library Collaborative Study Room). Retreat into a different world, or try out a game on an Oculus Quest (medical students only)
    • Chair Massages (10am - 4pm; Kresge Popular Reading Area)
  • Wednesday, December 11: Knitting & Crocheting (1 - 3pm; Kresge Popular Reading Area). Supplies provided!
  • Thursday, December 12 - Friday, December 13: Free Coffee & Cookies in the Medical Library Collaborative Study Room (6:30pm until empty)

Library Building Hours: Limited Hours & Closures Over Holiday Break

Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have limited hours leading up to and over the holiday break:

  • Monday, December 16: closes at 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 17 - Friday, December 20: open 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, December 21 - Wednesday, January 1: CLOSED
  • Thursday, January 2: opens at 7:30am, 24/7 hours resume

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

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.

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. 

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

Kresge Library Building: Offering remote services
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office: 11a-12p virtual office hours, and remote assistance via phone, email, and online meetings

Hours | Location