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“Of all the libraries in all the educational institutions of our world, There is none quite like this one…”
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 moving to the campus.
Today, the Library is a multi-dimensional institution, strategically the principal starting point and cornerstone in the discovery process that drives advances in health sciences and medicine, where print and digital coexist side-by-side, students mingle and study, and faculty access information through electronic means in 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.
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. As such, the Library shares the same tax ID and tax reporting forms (990’s) as the Houston Academy of Medicine.
We are a self-supporting, independent institution located centrally between the two major medical schools, but serve all the institutions as their consortial library. We also function as the accrediting library for the teaching institutions of the TMC.
In addition, as 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.