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Kid's Book Drive: April 6-20, 2015

Book Drive Poster 2015

Once again, the USA Libraries are collecting books for the kids and teens of the USA Children's Medical Center in honor of National Library Week. Please bring your new and gently-used children's books to any USA Libraries location to be shared with the patients at the pediatric clinic. Help make sure every child has a book.

Closed Sunday, April 5, 2015 for Easter Holiday

Spring Flowers

The Biomedical Library will be closed this Sunday, April 5 for the Easter Holiday. We will be open with regular hours on Friday and Saturday, and we will re-open on our regular schedule Monday morning.

Have a lovely weekend!




photo credit: David Yu

Trip Database Now Checks for Full Text

The Trip Database has long offered high-level evidence results on clinical topics. When you perform a search in Trip, recent systematic reviews, evidence-based guidelines, and high quality clinical trials rise to the top of your search results. Previously, because this was a free, web-based resource, you could not easily connect through from Trip to the full-text resources that our library provides. Now, however, when you sign-up for a free Trip account and choose the University of South Alabama as your institution, you will see links to check our collection for full text access under all article results. Check the image below for guidance, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact the reference desk at or 251-461-1424.

Choose Sign up on the top of the Trip website, choose USA as your institution during sign up, and then use the University of South Alabama Links under your results to access full text through USA libraries

Spring Break Hours 2015

From Friday, February 27- Sunday, March 8, the Biomedical Library will be closing 1 hour early on Mondays-Fridays for Spring Break hours. See details below.

  • Friday, Feb 27 - 7:15am-4:45pm
  • Saturday, Feb 28 - 9:00am-5:45pm
  • Sunday, Mar 1 - 1:00pm to 9:45pm
  • Monday, Mar 2-Tuesday, Mar 3 - 7:15am-9:45pm
  • Wednesday, Mar 4-Thursday, Mar 5 - 7:15am-10:45pm (usual hours)
  • Friday, Mar 6 - 7:15am-4:45pm
  • Saturday, Mar 7 - 9:00am-5:45pm
  • Sunday, Mar 8 - 1:00pm-9:45pm

Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

photo credit: John Tuggle

Closed February 17, 2015 for Mardi Gras

Mobile Mardi Gras by Amy Walker

The Biomedical Library will be closed with the rest of the university for in celebration of Mardi Gras next Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Regular hours will be observed both Monday the 16th and Wednesday the 18th. Have a safe and happy Mardi Gras!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!


photo credit: Amy Walker

Library Closed Jan 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Day of Service Logo

The Biomedical Library will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It will reopen with regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday morning, January 20.

Please consider joining many other in the USA community and participating in the MLK Day of Service.


Website Down Time - Sunday, December 21, 2014

Due to a campus wide power outage, the Biomedical Library website will be unavailable Sunday, December 21, 2014. Users can still access our resources through the two following sites:

BL Emergency Access Site:
Marx Library Website:

Online access should be restored by Monday, December 22 and continue to be available throughout the holiday season.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Semester Break & Holiday Hours 2014

Santa on the beach

The USA Biomedical Library will be observing the following semester break and holiday break hours over the coming weeks.

Baugh Biomedical Library (Campus)

  • Semester Break Hours
  • Mon, Dec 15 - 7:15am-8pm
  • Tue, Dec 16-Thur, Dec 18 - 8am-8pm
  • Fri, Dec 19 - 8am-5pm
  • Sat, Dec 20-Sun, Dec 21 - Closed
  • Mon, Dec 22 - 8am-5pm
  • Holiday Break
  • Tue, Dec 23-Sun, Jan 4 - Closed

Health Information Resource Center (UMC)

  • Semester Break Hours
  • Mon, Dec 15-Fri, Dec 19 - 8am-5pm
  • Sat, Dec 20-Sun, Dec 21 - Closed
  • Mon, Dec 22 - 8am-5pm
  • Holiday Break Hours
  • Tue, Dec 23 - 8am-4pm
  • Wed, Dec 24-Sun, Dec 28 - Closed
  • Mon, Dec 29-Tue, Dec 30 - 8am-4pm
  • Wed, Dec 31-Sun, Jan 4 - Closed

All locations will re-open with regularly scheduled hours Monday, January 5, 2015.

Season's Greetings!

photo: Florida Memory

Extended Weekend Study Hours - Fall 2014

cat sleeping on study materialsThe Biomedical Library on campus will be hosting extended study hours this weekend Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Friday, 12/5 - 7:15am-9:45pm
Saturday, 12/6 - 9:00am-9:45pm

Good luck on your exams!



photo credit: Ladislav Benes

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