Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Street Level Conference Room
“Of all the libraries in all the educational institutions of our world, There is none quite like this one…”
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow…
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 for biomedical 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 those 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. In 2013, the Library began operating under a DBA as The TMC Library.
As a consortial library, we function as the accrediting library for the teaching institutions of the TMC. Our resources are available to students, faculty members and researchers of these institutions and within our Houston community.
The TMC Library relies upon assessments to our governing and supporting institutions of the TMC – and most significantly – philanthropy to achieve our goal of providing the best biomedical resources our students, faculty, researchers and clinicians need to keep advancing the boundaries of science, medicine and medical applications.
Philanthropy plays an important role in maintaining our ability to provide a rich environment for study and collaboration, meet unexpected expenses, take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves and build a permanent fund for capital expenditures.
We are grateful to our donors who, through their generosity, have supported the Library over the past two years. We cannot thank you enough. Our Donors