The AUA Library provides 800 seating spaces and is open seven days a week. Each space is closed for one hour a day to allow for cleaning. To accommodate different study needs, areas within the library are designated as ultra-quiet study, soft-voice spaces, and collaboration areas. Wi-Fi is available throughout the library. Desktop computers and both color and black-and-white printers, are found on the 2nd floor.
Multiple print copies of required textbooks are available in the Library from the public service desk, both in the reserve and the circulating collections. Since all curriculum needs are covered by the AUA Library collections, no books are available for purchase at AUA.
To promote self-directed learning, faculty and students have continuing access to textbooks and biomedical ebooks, databases, clinical knowledge-bases, and ejournals. These are available in the library, in the classroom, on clinical rotations, and at home: in short, available anywhere. In addition, the library houses a collection of required textbooks, audio-visual materials, and other biomedical books.
Featured Resources Include:
- eBook collections: ClinicalKey, AccessMedicine, and LWW Health Library
- Clinical Knowledge-bases: UpToDate, DynaMed
- Specialized databases: Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination, Acland’s Visual Atlas of the Human Body, A.D.A.M.
All of these information resources including textbooks that are needed for courses at the AUA College of Medicine are available to students outside of the AUA Library through the Blackboard course management system as well.