E-book bonanza

September 14, 2018

This summer, we expanded our ebook collection by about 3,000 titles! These include a full range of health and medicine topics, including anatomy and physiology, diseases and their treatment, ethics, health communication, community and global health, Chinese medicine, healthcare management, and so much more. In order to find ebooks in our catalog, search for whatever topic interests you and then filter the results, like this:


  • Go to library.nunm.edu
  • Find the search box and enter a topic of interest
  • Once you see some search results, look on the left side for Availability
  • Click NUNM Online …
  • Under Resource Type, choose Books

You can read these books online or download a chapter or two to go. Get in touch with a librarian if you want to know more.

Study room remodel

September 14, 2018

photo of study room with monitorThe librarians have been busy bees this summer! In response to your desire for upgrades in the library, the group study rooms now have new paint, new tables, and new chairs.

We also heard concerns about the lighting in those rooms, so we made some adjustments to it, including dimmable LEDs.

And, photo of study room with Chinese herb librarylast but not least, we added a large monitor in one room, which will allow you to screen media or practice presentations.

We’d love to know what you think of these changes.

Old friend, new look

September 14, 2018

screenshot of new catalog pageWhen you search the library catalog for the first time this term, you may notice some changes. Our new user interface has a fresh, modern look and is more user friendly.

Start your search on the library homepage, as usual. On the search results page, you’ll see a new navigation menu that puts important options right at your fingertips.

If you log in to your library account, you will be able to easily see and renew the items you have checked out, as well as track fines and requests. You also have the option to save items to your Favorites for later. We’ll be happy to give you a tour of the new interface any time — just ask!

Meet Sol and Luna

July 26, 2018

male and female acupuncture modelsWe are pleased to introduce Sol and Luna, our new acupuncture models.  These high-quality models stand over two feet tall and were developed in cooperation with experienced European acupuncture specialists. Both contain 396 acupuncture points, with conduction paths colored according to the 5 phases.  Points have no labeling, resulting in a cleaner design and making accurate identification significantly easier.

Sol and Luna reside in a beautiful, new display case next to the front door of the library.  They can be used in the library, or checked out for 4 hours to use outside the library.

Come take these two for a spin!

Survey says:

June 15, 2018

Word cloud of things students like about the library

In March, the library asked NUNM students to participate in the biennial survey. And boy did you deliver! About 58% of the NUNM student body completed the survey (the average response rate of surveys is 30-40%).

Want to see what we learned? Well, we took your advice and made a sign. Come see it now, in the library!

Extended Hours for Finals

June 11, 2018

Hours for FinalsFinals are coming, and we know you need a place to study. We’ve got your back — the library will be open EXTRA HOURS starting this Saturday, June 16! So, come get ready to rock your exams with extended hours!

Food For Fines!

June 4, 2018

Food For FinesThe NUNM Library is teaming up with the Student Life department to help you pay off your library late fines and help your fellow classmates!

All you have to do is bring any non-perishable food items to the Library Office (suite 101b) from June 4th to June 15th, and you’ll receive credit towards your library fines total. 1 item will reduce your fines by $1. So simple!

All food items will be donated to the student food pantry. Any items you can contribute are most welcomed. You will be helping those students and student families who can use a little boost food-wise.

Singing bowls return

May 25, 2018

photo of several singing bowlsJoin us on Friday, June 1 at 7 PM for a restorative demonstration of Himalayan singing bowls by CCM’s Ken Glowacki. At this evening sound bath, you will experience a gentle release of tension and gain re-alignment as you let the soft sound of singing bowls, gong sounds and bells surround you and pass over you. Come with a yoga mat and pillows or use the chairs in the library. It will be a great way to start your weekend.

Extended hours for midterms!

May 4, 2018

Office supplies

Midterm exams are right around the corner, which means the library will be open for extended hours! So, come by if you need a quiet place to read or a space for your study group to get together. We may even have some precious coffee to keep you fueled!

Saturday, May 12th: 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, May 13th: 10 AM – 6 PM
Monday, May 14th: 7 AM – 9 PM
Tuesday, May 15th: 7 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday, May 16th: 7 AM – 9 PM
Thursday, May 17th: 7 AM – 9 PM

Autism Awareness Month

May 3, 2018

Book cover: Look me in the eyeApril was National Autism Awareness Month, and we celebrated by adding new books.  Come check them out to widen your perspective on autism spectrum disorder.  Here are the new additions:

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
An extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children ’s civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change.  Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.

Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age
The difference that being female makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has largely gone unresearched and unreported until recently. In this book Sarah Hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences at each stage of their lives.

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, this is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s
Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own.