Welcome


Judy Burnham
Library Director

Welcome to the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library. Our goal is to provide you with quality health care information for assignments, research and patient care needs. Our homepage can help you access the many programs and services that the Biomedical Library offers, from identifying our hours of operation to getting assistance with a search of the medical literature. You can request resources not in our collection and find contact information and directions to our three sites. You can also chat with a librarian for help in locating information, use our blog for feedback, and find access to full-text resources, For easier access, we are converting more and more resources to electronic access. Our aim is to help you meet your information needs. Let us know how we can be of assistance.

Biomedical Library Mission Statement

The Biomedical Library primarily supports the missions of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions, the USA Medical Center (USAMC), and USA Children's and Women's Hospital by providing faculty, staff and students with access to information in the areas of research, teaching and patient care. The Library also serves as a health science resource library for the surrounding Gulf Coast area.

Be A Part of the Biomedical Library's Legacy!

The Biomedical Library is participating in the USA Honors and Memorial Program. If someone has made a lasting impression on you, a gift to the Biomedical Library can be made in honor or memory of a family, friend, co-worker, instructor or classmate. The funds can be used to purchase a book or other equipment or resources. A form that can be used for the donation is available from the USA Development Office. Just indicate that the gift is designated for the Biomedical Library.

USA Biomedical Library History

The USA College of Medicine was founded in 1972 and the Biomedical Library was founded in 1973. The original Biomedical Library was tucked into a corner of the University Library building until its move to its current quarters in 1991/92. Currently the Biomedical Library has three sites, one on campus which is a 35,000 nsf facility, one 3300+ nsf facility on the 3rd floor of the USA Medical Center Hospital (moved into a new space from the Mastin Building in 2009) and one at the Children's and Women's Education Building (opened 2000).

State-of-the-art USA Biomedical Library is Open to Public (Mobile Register, October 29, 1999)

USA Biomedical Library Documents

USA Biomedical Library Annual Report 2010-2011

USA Biomedical Library Collection Development Policy