Computing, Study, and Meeting Spaces
The library offers a number of study spaces, computer labs, and classroom or meeting spaces to meet the needs of students.
Computing Areas and Equipment
Baugh Biomedical Library (Campus)
The Biomedical Library contains several areas with public computers available to students, including the College of Medicine Computer Lab. All computers in the library are internet accessible. Wifi is available throughout the library and ethernet connections are located on the second floor for wired-laptop use. All computers on the second floor include Microsoft Office as well as printing capabilities. The three quick-access computers on the first floor near the circulation desk are designed for email checking or web surfing and do not include office applications or printing capabilities. There are also copiers and a fax machine available for use. Disks are available for purchase at the circulation desk for storage.
Health Information Resource Center (USA Medical Center)
Located in the USA Medical Center, the Health Information Resource Center includes several public computers with internet access, hospital intranet access, office applications, and printing capabilities. The HIRC also has Wi-Fi and tables for quiet study and laptop use.
Children's and Women's Hospital Library
The C&W Library also offers public computers with internet access, printing availability, and office applications, as well as Wi-Fi, and quiet study space. Printing on library computers costs $0.10/page for black and white printing. Trac cards for printing and copying can be obtained from the circulation desk. Those using the library's computers or networks must comply with the University's computing policy detailed on page 119 of the Student Handbook.
The Biomedical Library includes many areas designed for quiet study or group work including 8 individual study rooms for College of Medicine students, 8 individual study rooms for students of the College of Nursing or College of Allied Health, 11 group study rooms, and many tables, carrels, and comfortable study chairs with laptop stands. Individuals rooms are run on an as-available basis. Group rooms are available to groups of two or more students and may be reserved for one four hour block per day up to one week in advance. Group rooms include dry erase boards and rolling note-boards are located throughout the library for easy access. Markers for either can be checked out at the circulation desk. To reserve a room, call (251) 460-7043. If the responsible party does not check out the key within 15 minutes of reservation time, then the library reserves the right to give the room to another group. Read the Guidelines for Using the Biomedical Library for more information about study room rules.
NOTE: If the need arises that you must leave the building, drop the key off at the circulation desk and ask that it be held for you. If after twenty minutes the key has not been picked up, we reserve the right to give the room to someone else. Keys must NOT be taken from the building. A fine of $25.00 will be assessed for lost keys. If you lock the key in the room, go to the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Proper identification will be required before we unlock a room. (Key given only to person who has checked out the room.) Keys to rooms are non-transferrable. Person who checks out the key must occupy the room. Abuse of any of these policies may result in the loss of room reservation privileges.
Campus Classroom- BBL 217
This classroom is available for meetings, seminars, and individual class sessions for the students, faculty and/or staff of the Colleges of Allied Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing. Biomedical Library teaching activities have priority in room use. The room is NOT available for ongoing University classes. The classroom has Wi-Fi access and a large flat screen monitor for sharing media and presentations. During unscheduled times, the classroom will be available to groups (of two or more students) for use as a study space.
College of Medicine Computer Lab- BBL 222
The Microcomputer Lab belongs to the College of Medicine and is for the use of PhD and M.D. students, housestaff, and faculty working on classroom instruction. The room is also available for reservation by other groups, but scheduling priority is given to the College of Medicine. There are 14 computers available for use, as well as a projector and screen for presentations and media. There is a no food or drink policy in the computer lab.
Baugh Biomedical Library Large Study Room- Room 222-A
The Large Study Room contains movable tables and chairs to accommodate a meeting of up to twenty-five. It is suitable for study in large groups, for class meetings, or committees. It also includes a large flat-screen monitor for presentations or media, video conference equipment, as well as Wi-Fi access. The room can be reserved in advance for group study,meetings, or video conferencing by contacting the circulation desk. The room can also be checked out as a regular group study room at the circulation desk if there are no current occupants.
Historical Room- BBL328
The historical room may be used for meetings, seminars and individual class sessions when the regular classroom (217) is in use. It may also be used by students for group study when all other such rooms are currently in use. This room may not be reserved in advance and has a strict no food or drink policy due the the nature of the room's contents.
Children's & Women's Hospital Conference Room
The Conference Room at the Children's & Women's Hospital Library seats about 10 people around a large table. There is a projection screen for media and presentations, as well as Wi-Fi access. To reserve the conference room, call (251) 415-1069 or (251) 415-1685.