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Saturday, Jan 16th, 2021
Kresge Library Building:
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office:
Open 10am - 4pm
Virtual Office Hours
M - F : 11am - Noon

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Kresge Library Building Hours

Beginning January 5, the Kresge Library building, including all Medical Library study spaces, is open 8am - 8pm on weekdays and closed on weekends. The building is open only to current OU students, faculty, and staff and GrizzCards are needed for entry. Masks are also required in the building at all times. We continue to primarily offer remote library services and the Medical Library Office will be staffed from 8am - 5pm on weekdays beginning on Monday, January 11.

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. Check out our fact sheet for more information!

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

Library Closure for Holiday Break

Kresge and Medical Library spaces will have the following hours leading up to and over the holiday break:

  • Wednesday, December 16 - Wednesday, December 23: open 8am - 6pm (weekdays only)
  • Thursday, December 24 - Monday, January 4: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, January 5: Kresge Library, including Medical Library study rooms, reopens at 8am and normal study room hours resume
  • Monday, January 11: Medical Library office reopens at 8am and normal Medical Library office hours resume

Adjusted 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 25 - Sunday, November 29: CLOSED
  • Monday, November 30: reopens at 8am and normal hours resume

Annual Bone Marrow Registration Drive Goes Virtual!

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

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 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.

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.

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.

OUWB Medical Library, Oakland University | 100 Library Drive, Rochester, Michigan 48309 | (248) 370-3772
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Kresge Library Building: Closed
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office: Open 10am - 4pm

Hours | Location