Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
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About the OUWB Medical Library


OUWB Medical Library


The mission of the Medical Library is to be a highly effective member of the OUWB learning community, providing leadership in information mastery, access to essential spaces, resources and services, and collaborating in the development and delivery of an innovative medical education.


Medical Library Location, Hours, and Space

The Medical Library is located on the 1st floor in the Kresge Library building (downstairs from the main entrance):
  • KL 102 -- Medical Library Study Room (OU ID required for access):
    • Dedicated to School of Medicine
    • Group and individual study
    • Two iMacs and print station
    • Two copies of all textbooks (for in-house use)
    • USMLE review collection (for in-house use)
    • Bone sets & anatomical models
    • Open 24 Hours

  • KL 130 -- Medical Library Office
    • Medical Librarians available for help, research consultations, etc.
    • Hours
      Mon   7:30am to 6pm
      Tue - Fri
      7:30am to 8pm
      8am to 4pm
  • KL 146 - 153 -- Individual Study Rooms (OU ID required for access):
    • Dedicated to School of Medicine
    • Open 24 Hours
  Medical Library / First Floor Kresge Library


Kresge Library

Students are also encouraged to take advantage of all the other Kresge Library amenities:

  • Frankie's Cafe
  • Individual and group study spaces
  • After hours reference
  • Third floor quiet study area
  • Computers & copiers
  • Vending machines
  • and more!
Kresge Library Floor Maps



The Medical Library's collection is mainly electronic, comprising thousands of online books, journals and databases. Key resources include: AccessMedicine, MDConsult, Micromedex and UpToDate. There is also a reserve collection of print textbooks and anatomical models, conveniently located in the Medical Library Study Room. The collection is tightly integrated with the curriculum and is selected in close collaboration with the school's faculty.


Instructional Program

The library has a robust “Information Mastery” instructional program that is threaded throughout the curriculum. Content is presented at the time of need and is integrated in such courses as Capstone, APM, Neuroscience and EBM. The library also offers a series of extra-curricular “Lunch ‘n Learn” sessions for students, as well as informal “Brown Bag” sessions and a CME series for faculty.

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