“Of all the libraries in all the educational institutions of our world, There is none quite like this one…”
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow…
There will always be libraries in some form, shape or manner – as long as man’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge exists.
Yesterday, the TMC Library housed large collections of biomedical books and journals for the growing TMC as universities and research institutions moved to the campus.
Today, the Library is the principal starting point and cornerstone of information that drive advances in health sciences and medicine, where print and digital coexist side-by-side, students mingle and study, and faculty electronically access information from the privacy of their offices.
Tomorrow, we will continue to be a laboratory of learning, continually redefined by the students, faculty and researchers who rely upon us. We’ll remain a library rich in information that’s easy to access, with talented staff able to innovate, that will truly envision a Library Without Limit.
Who We Are
Unique to medical and research libraries across the country, the TMC Library is a private, stand-alone and not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization independent of any university or research institution, including the Texas Medical Center Corp. The Library is organized as an extension of the Houston Academy of Medicine, and as such, shares the same tax ID and tax reporting forms (990’s) as the Houston Academy of Medicine, and operates under a DBA as “The TMC Library.”
We are uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the educational process for the institutions on the TMC campus as a consortial library and function as the accrediting library for the teaching institutions of the TMC. We support every student, faculty member and researcher of these institutions and within our Houston community.
In addition, as the site of the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, we provide information in underserved areas to medical professionals and consumers in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.