OU Libraries
OU Libraries
Thursday, Oct 29th, 2020
Kresge Library Building:
7:30am - 11pm
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office:
Open 8am - 5pm
Virtual Office Hours
M - F : 11am - Noon

Hours | Location


Annual Bone Marrow Registration Drive Goes Virtual!
October 15 - November 15; register online to support the campaign

The 9th Annual Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive, led by the Medical Library, will be an entirely virtual awareness campaign running October 15 - November 15. Focused on supporting Be the Match, we will compete with other medical schools in Michigan to try and be the one that signs up the most people for the national bone marrow registry!

Register online or text MSOUWB to 61474 to sign-up! Follow OUWB on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the month!

This continues to be a joint effort of the Medical Library, OUWB Student National Medical Association (SNMA), OU Cancer Awareness Society, Be the Match at OU, and OUWB Diversity & Inclusion.

Open Access Week 2020
October 15 - November 15; register online to support the campaign

For the 8th consecutive year, OU Libraries are celebrating International Open Access Week -- October 19 - 23, 2020. Events this year will be virtual. Visit our OA Week 2020 Guide for more information and follow us on social media. 


Kresge Library Building Open to OU Students, Faculty, Staff

Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, reopened to OU affiliates on Monday, August 17 at 7:30am. Building capacities will be monitored by all visitors swiping their OU ID card upon entering and are expected to follow university COVID-19 policies while in the building. For Medical Library-specific information, see our email update. The Medical Library will primarily maintain virtual services to students, faculty, and staff via email and online web meetings.

New Resource! VisualDx

We now subscribe to VisualDx, an image-based clinical support tool with integrated point-of-care information. This tool can be used for patient care and study in identifying visually identifiable diseases including dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, drug-induced conditions, and occupational injuries. More than 28% of the images are of skin types IV, V, and VI.

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!

News and Events Archive

Kresge Library Building Closed on Labor Day

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will be closed on Monday, September 7. The building will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30am and normal hours will resume.

Student InfoByte: Online Multimedia Tools for Anatomy

Join us for our first virtual InfoByte of the year showcasing our major online anatomy study tools including 3D anatomy, atlases, dissection videos, label quizzing, and more! RSVP to the online registration form by Friday, August 21 and we'll add you to the Google Meet invite!

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!

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.

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.

"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.

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

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

Hours | Location