Resources for Phoenix

Arizona Health Sciences Library at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus

The library is a joint-use facility located within the Health Sciences Education Building. The library is designed primarily for the needs of students, staff and faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Northern Arizona University College of Health and Human Services programs in Phoenix.

Library study space is available to students enrolled at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus during all building hours.

Guidelines for PBC Library

  • Students, staff, and faculty must wear face coverings in all UArizona locations, both indoors and outdoors, including in study rooms, in accordance with UArizona's Administrative Directive and the Dean of Students Face Covering Compliance Guidelines.
  • Users will refrain from entering the building if you're ill or believe you may be getting ill.
  • Hand sanitizer and cleaning stations are available.
  • Users will observe social distancing, 6-foot separation.
  • Users won't move furnishings, placed to reinforce social distancing.
  • Users will clean the areas where you work (study, read, etc.) before and after each use.
  • Electronic accessories, whiteboards, and print books are not being checked out at this time. We encourage users to bring their own electronic devices, including chargers, cables, and white board markers.
  • The computer commons and book shelves will remain behind our security gate; however, books will be available for retrieval by request.  Request slips will be available at the front desk.
  • Students who need to use one of the library computers for access to specialized software are encouraged to call the library front desk at 602-827-2062 to make an appointment.
  • We ask that you refrain from eating in the library.  Distanced tables for meal breaks are found in the cafe on the ground floor of the HSEB as well as in several outdoor areas on campus.
  • Study rooms are made available on a first-come, first-served basis, and occupancy has been revised to encourage physical separation among library users.  Most rooms are now single occupancy, but a small number allow groups of up to four people.  Please match the size of the room to the size of your group.
  • In the open areas of the library, green dots have been placed at regular intervals to suggest appropriately-spaced seating.
  • Sanitizing stations are placed throughout the library.  Please use these supplies to clean desks and shared surfaces as needed.  Please do not use the spray on the screens in any of the large study rooms.
  • Library access is reserved for personnel enrolled or employed at the PBC, as well as University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University distance education and online students.  Due to the need to manage occupancy, no community use is allowed at this time.


Library resources

Anatomical models guide

Health Sciences databases A-Z

Health Sciences books

Health Sciences etextbooks

Search ejournals

Interlibrary loan

Banner Residents and Fellows

Hours of operation
Main phone: 602-827-2062

Service Desk Hours:

Monday - Friday
(Extended student access)

Saturday - Sunday
(Extended student access)


8am - 8pm
7:30am - midnight

7am - 10pm

Research guides

All guides


Information & resources for UA COM Phoenix

Scholarly project resources

Suggested book list: clerkship

Suggested book list: pre-Clerkship

Public Health resources

Nursing (MEPN)


Community Health Initiative - Phoenix (CHIP)

Mobile apps

Mental Health Awareness Month


COM Phoenix Librarians

Naomi Bishop, MLIS
Health Sciences Librarian
Phoenix Biomedical Campus, A347      
Phone: 602-827-2340

David Bickford, MSLS
Director, Arizona Health Sciences Library
Phoenix Biomedical Campus, A344
Phone: 602-827-2407


Borrowing information

Students, Staff, and Faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, other University of Arizona colleges and programs at Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and Northern Arizona University College of Health and Human Services at the PBC campus may borrow from the library.  Books are labeled on the spine with borrowing status.

Reference books are In-Library Use Only

Reserve books have a 7-day check out loan period

Circulating books have a 28-day loan period and with automatic renewals


Study rooms

  • Study rooms are provided on a first-come, first serve basis to all populations enrolled in classes in the Health Sciences Education Building.

  • Rooms are not available for reservation and cannot be claimed for use later in the day.

  • Items left behind for more than an hour may be removed and held at the library front desk in order to make the study room available to other users.

  • Study room users should choose rooms of appropriate size for the number of people studying together.

  • During times of peak occupancy, single occupants and small groups may be asked to relocate to smaller rooms if their rooms are needed for larger groups.

  • The library’s policies on food and noise apply within study rooms.  No eating is allowed, and drinks must be in closed containers.  All personal items and trash should be removed before leaving.

  • The Library is not responsible for personal property left in study rooms. Students should use the lockers on the second floor of the HSEB for storage of all items that are valuable or difficult to replace.