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The NAU library website for the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library

PBC Library Information

AHSL - Phoenix (PBC Library) is closed on UArizona holidays. Please see the UArizona Library calendar for details about closures:


Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library | Health Sciences Education Building

435 N. 5th St

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Library Phone (Front Desk): 602-827-2062

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Accessibility Software

NAU students, faculty, and staff have access to assistive technologies at Phoenix Biomedical Campus. At this time, use is available on two of the PBC Library computers: 27 and 28. Both computers have the following applications installed and available for use:

  • NVDA (Non-visual Desktop Access) | an open-access screen reading tool that is highly customizable and best used when consuming information, though it also has functionality for Microsoft Office, various open office suites, and most web browsers
    Read&Write | a screen reading tool with a more user-friendly set of options than NVDA (use requires free sign-in). Read&Write is particularly useful for persons with a reading disability (dyslexia, alexia, dysgraphia, etc.), and is also helpful for users with neurological disabilities (ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, etc.).

NOTE that headphones can be checked out at the library front desk for use on both of these computers.

Besides library software, affiliates can also download applications for use with their personal devices. All you need are your NAU credentials, which you will need to download the software from NAU's Software Downloads site.

All applications listed are available for use, but the following are specifically designed for increased accessibility:

  • BeeLine Plugin & PDF Reader | makes reading faster and easier by using a color gradient that guides your eyes from one line to the next
  • Co:Writer Universal | powerful word prediction and speech recognition app
  • Read&Write Pro | accessibility service that assists with everyday tasks like reading text, understanding new words, research, and writing

Additionally, the following software is freely available online:

  • Angle Mouse | improves the efficiency and ease of Windows mouse pointing for people with impaired motor skills
  • MathPlayer | Converts MathML content into standard math notation. Enables copying, enlarging, and reading via text-to-speech
  • Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) |  OS screen reader; speech synthesizer enables interaction with all Windows OS components

NOTE: if at anytime, a student or faculty member has need of an assistive service that the library does not offer, a procurement request can be emailed to catherine lockmiller at

Accessible Facilities


PBC's Health Science Education Building (HSEB) hosts two main elevators that run from the ground floor to the 6th floor. Additionally, PBC Library has one elevator at the library's north end that runs between the library's 3rd and 4th floors. 


For students, faculty, and staff who prefer single stall and gender-neutral facilities, the following are available across campus:

Single Stall/Gender Neutral Restrooms
1st Floor 1 Primary; Open to the public
3rd Floor (Library) 1 Primary; Accessible 8AM - 9PM on weekdays and 9AM - 5PM on weekends; Open to students, staff, faculty, and registered community users
3 Floor (Center for Clinical Skills and Assessment) 2 Be respectful of the "center space" and use discretion when an event or classes are in session; Open to students, staff, and faculty
4th Floor (Center for Simulation and Innovation) 1 Be respectful of the "center space" and use discretion when an event or classes are in session; Open to students, staff, and faculty
4th Floor (Across walkway, next to C421) 1 Open to students, staff, and faculty
5th Floor (Across walkway, next to Conference Room C527) 1 Open to students, staff, and faculty


PBC Library:

an integrated institution resulting from a partnership between the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library and the Northern Arizona University Library System.

Located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus's Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), PBC Library serves the needs of the:

  • UA College of Medicine - Phoenix
  • UA Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • UA College of Pharmacy
  • UA Eller School of Management
  • UA College of Nursing
  • NAU College of Health and Human Services
    • (Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physician's Assistant Program, and Physical Therapy)

PBC Librarians

An image of PBC Library Director David Bickford

catherine lockmiller, MLIS, M.Eng.

Health Sciences Librarian, NAU

Office A346 | 602-827-2376

David Bickford, MSLS

PBC Library Director, UA

Office A344 | 602-827-2407

PBC Facilities

PBC Library Study Area

Located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Health Sciences Education Building​

An Image of PBC Library's 3rd Floor Study Area

PBC Library Training Lab A446

Primary location for information literacy instruction

An image of the PBC Library's Training Lab Room A446