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Gifts to the Library can be directed to a specific purpose or used for the greatest area of need.

When you contribute to the Library, your gift benefits student success through classroom and remote instructions, one-on-one research assistance and a facility where everyone can convene for quiet study or collaborative efforts. Your gift helps the Library provide the very best services and expertise, along with access to the world’s best biomedical resources to advance education, research and clinical practice in medicine, the biological sciences, and public health.

A strong library has a natural and mutually beneficial relationship between itself and its supporters, and we thank you for the support you have given over the years.


Our collections fuel learning and research. The Internet may have revolutionized scholarship, but there is one thing scholars cannot do without: the specialized collections and selective academic content that enable research and constitute a medical Library. As the digital future evolves and research and learning methods change with it, the need to maintain a significant library collections – in print and digital format – must remain a priority for a truly great health sciences center.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections

Amazing gems of rare books, photos, artworks, personal papers, institutional records, medical related artifacts and manuscripts lie hidden in the McGovern archives. Take part in expanding access to the Center’s notable collections.

General Fund

The Library strives to retain and cultivate an exemplary cadre of librarians, technologists and other dedicated professionals. Our librarians make the Library work for you by providing instruction, curriculum development, research and applications. The general fund helps the Library to recruit and retain the best librarians we can find, cover unforeseen contingencies and take advantage of unexpected opportunities as they arise. Our semi-annual campaigns contribute to the general fund.

The Permanent Fund (Endowment)

The building of a permanent fund will create a future pool of funds for large capital needs such as replacing furniture and seating as it wears out, building maintenance and necessary updates and renovations. Planned Gifts increase our permanent fund.

Library Without Limit

Libraries across the country are being reconfigured into highly functional and inviting spaces for study and collaborative science. Our Capital Improvement Campaign will help us to reinvent the Library space into a contemporary configuration more conducive to the digital age and collaborate learning, and replete with more private study rooms.

Medical Ethics Series

The Medical Ethics Series is sponsored by The TMC Library and the UTHealth McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics. Each year since 2006, invited scholarly speakers across a broad spectrum have given lectures, led discussions, and recounted their memoirs on social and ethical topics. Additionally, the library sponsors traveling exhibits from national and local museums on relevant topics of interest to the community.

Texas Medical Center – Women’s History Project

The Texas Medical Center – Women’s History Project recognizes women who have made contributions in the fields of public health, medical and nursing education, and scientific research here at Texas Medical Center. The efforts of these pioneering women helped advance the status of women in medicine, and paved the way for new generations of women scientists. The project will preserve their oral histories and materials  in our archives for posterity.

“The Library provides the background information I need to procure teaching materials, do searches and design research.”    ~ The TMC Library Communications Survey Respondent. Dec. 2012