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How to Check Out Library Materials

You must have a library account to check out materials from the McGoogan Health Sciences Library. If you have never used the library before, fill out this form to request an account. You will receive an email within one business day when your account is ready for use.  

If you have questions about your library account, contact AskUs at askus@unmc.edu, 402-559-6221, 402-370-5016 (SMS), or via the chat box at unmc.edu/library. 

Request Items: 

Submit your request through the library’s online catalog (found here: helix.unmc.edu).  

  • Login to your account by clicking the word “Login” in the upper right corner  
  • Search the catalog for books, journals or anatomical models and charts 
  • To request an item, click on the word “Request” (under the publication information or above the search bar).  
  • Select “AskUs – Level 6” as the pick up location and select a date after which you will no longer need the item.  

Pick Up Items: 

You will receive an email when your item is ready for pick up on Level 6.  

  • Books and journals will be available for pick up from a table next to the AskUs desk. Your item will be labeled with your name.  
  • To pick up a model, schedule an appointment to meet staff at the AskUs desk. You will receive an email confirmation.  

Return items: 

Return books and journals to a book drop, located across from the elevators on Level 3 of Wittson Hall or on Level 6 next to the model storage room.  

To return models, schedule an appointment with AskUs staff. 

Please do not use cleaning materials on library items. Materials will be quarantined between use in accordance with industry guidelines for library materials. Users may find a short delay in availability of items.  

Library Account PINS

Beginning fall 2017, the McGoogan Library of Medicine is enabling patrons to view their accounts online.  When you look up items in the library’s catalog, there is a Login button in the upper right hand corner.  If you have checked out library item(s) previously, contact askus@unmc.edu or 402-559-4006 and request a PIN.

Once you have a PIN, you can view items you have checked out and request a renewal of your item(s).

Please note: If you have never checked out an item from the library, you will need to come in person with your UNMC photo ID. We will create an account for you.

If you have any questions, please contact askus@unmc.edu or call 402-559-4006.

Finding books formerly found in ClinicalKey

By Deborah Divis

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is acquiring print editions of the most heavily used and requested titles to replace the recently cancelled subscription to ClinicalKey. As they arrive, these new Reference books are shelved on the 6th floor near the AskUs desk.

Discover these titles through an alphabetical listing or browse by category in the research guide, Print Titles Formerly Accessible through Clinical Key. This guide indicates which books are already here and which books are still on order.

For more information about accessing the new books, or even older editions available for checkout, please stop by the Library or contact the AskUs desk at (402) 559-4006.