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Information for Students

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is committed to the success of our students. The following provides information about our facilities, parking, library, and bookstore.

Bookstore Information

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences can be found at Onelogin, select MBS Direct.

The online bookstore features the following:

  • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Free shipping on purchases of $59 or more.
  • Options of buying new, renting or buying from the marketplace.
  • Contact information for customer support, if needed.
  • A tracking number when your package is shipped from the distribution center.
  • Other Bookstore FAQs

 

Payment for Bookstore Purchases

Paying Out of Pocket

Students can pay for bookstore purchases out of pocket by using PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards.

 

Voucher

To purchase textbooks through MBS Direct, students have the option of using a voucher. The voucher is a line of credit and any funds used will be charged to the Saint Luke’s College student account. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that any used voucher funds are paid back to the College and their student account is in good standing. 

When vouchers are ready for use, students will receive a “Funds Availability Notice” from MBS. This will include the amount of funds available for use. If charges for bookstore purchases exceed the amount of the voucher, you may use an additional form of payment.

For questions about vouchers, please contact the Saint Luke’s College Business Office at studentaccounts@saintlukescollege.edu.  

 

Questions?

MBS Direct Customer Contact Center
1-800-325-3252
customerservice@mbsdirect.net 

Campus Contacts
Kylie Lark
816-936-8752
klark@saintlukescollege.edu

Cheri Combs
816-936-8739
ccombs@saintlukescollege.edu

Building Access Info

Standard Business Hours

Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Student Badges

Students can use their badge to enter the College building:

Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday, 6 a.m.–7 p.m.

For security reasons, it is important for students to wear their badges when they are on campus and during their clinical rotations.

Simulation Center

Students can use their badge to enter the Simulation Center Monday through Friday 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Computer Requirements

To satisfactorily participate in courses, the College has established the following minimum computer requirements that must be met in order to access our online systems. Please note: Google Chromebooks will not work at the College due to computer download requirements. Please make sure you have access to reliable, high-speed internet.

Minimum Laptop Computer Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (or higher) or AMD Ryzen 5 (or higher)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 or Mac OSX 10.12
  • RAM: 8 GB (or higher)
  • Hard Drive: 128 GB minimum (or higher) SSD highly recommended
  • Wireless network card 802.11AC
  • Headset with microphone capability required
  • Web camera required

Software Applications Required

  • Microsoft Office 2016 or newer (The college provides you with one free copy of Office 2016 via the OntheHub)
  • Supported Internet Browser is Google Chrome
  • Adobe Reader

Parking

The College does not charge for parking and students and visitors may park behind the building, in the secure parking lot a half block from the College at the Allen Village School, or on the street. The Westport area can be very busy and arriving early for classes or appointments is recommended.

  • All students must register their vehicle at the College Services Center located in the lobby of the College. Parking tags must be displayed as directed.
  • Additional parking is available Monday–Friday from 7 a.m.–7 p.m at Allen Village School, a half block from the College at 4251 Bridger Road. Students are given the security code for this secure lot when they register their vehicle.
  • If a student would like an escort to their car, please call security at 816-932-2911.

The Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library is a digital library serving students, faculty, and staff at the College, as well as, employees throughout the Saint Luke’s Health System. Their extensive digital collection of publications, articles, and books are available to our students 24/7. Students can access all online subscriptions through the OpenAthens app in your single sign-on. Librarians also provide regular information literacy activities at the College in selected courses.

Supporting the development of high-level information literacy among all students at the College is the primary focus of librarian support. Librarians help students acquire the ability to know when information is needed, how to locate it, evaluate it for authenticity and accuracy, and use the information effectively. Students are encouraged to email a librarian during the early stages of preparing a class assignment for assistance in conducting literature searches for class assignments and/or for research activities.

The Library provides:

  • Over 7,000 online journals
  • Email delivery of requested articles
  • Email alerts of new research on your topic
  • Citation management assistance

As a digital library, the Health Sciences Library maintains offices within the Medical Education area of Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, but it is not necessary for students to seek out assistance in person as the librarians communicate with students primarily via email. Phone appointments can also be made. 

Library Address and Contact Information
4401 Wornall, Main 5
Kansas City, MO 64111
Email a librarian at: library@saintlukeskc.org
Phone: 816-932-2333

Library Hours
Monday Friday
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.

Closed on major holidays.

 

Starting Your Search

Start with a library database. You can find all of the library resources in the OpenAthens app. We suggest starting with Pubmed or CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature). We also suggest Google Scholar on multidisciplinary topics.

Think about your search terms. Searching is a process that often requires multiple tries to find exactly what you need. If you get too many results, think of ways to narrow the search (e.g. specific patient population). If you get too few results, think of other words that may be used to describe your topic. Also, identify broader terms that encompass your topic.

Running into a roadblock. If you are encountering problems finding what you need, let us know. You can call or email:  library@saintlukeskc.org or 816-932-2333. The librarians can help brainstorm ideas for finding articles on your topic.

Finding full-text articles. If you are having difficulties finding the full-text of an article, email the citation and a librarian can send you the full-text. Through the InterLibrary Loan service, the Library can borrow articles that Saint Luke’s does not own. So if you discover that you need something the Library does not have immediate access to, email us the citation information, and a librarian can find it for you.

Online Library Access
OpenAthens is the library resource website used by the College and the Health Sciences Library. Online bibliographic database searches can be done from any computer.

OpenAthens is linked to every student’s OneLogin account. Access to this resource is obtained by logging into your account with your OpenAthens username and password. The username always starts with “slh” followed by your first initial and last name. (example: slhmokpewho or slhmokpewho.stu).

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