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To access the Library’s electronic resources, you must be affiliated with a Texas Medical Center institution and have paid any outstanding late fees before you can register to receive a Resource Access Account.

To register, complete the form below and submit. You will receive a verification email asking you to click the URL provided. You will then be emailed your username and password. The process usually takes a few minutes unless your institution requires that we verify your affiliation with them. If you have not received your username and password via e-mail within two business days, please contact the Circulation Desk at 713.799.7146.


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To log in: You will be prompted to enter your Library username and password whenever accessing a journal article, database, or ebook from the Library’s subscriptions.

If you forget your password, simply re-register. Existing users will receive an e-mail with their login information. If you encounter a problem, please contact the Circulation staff at 713.799.7146 or email ras.check@exch.library.tmc.edu.

To change your password, click here. Updating your record takes about five minutes.

Which resources can I access? Library users from different institutions have access to different resources. To find out what resources you have access to, click here.

Institution verification: This process usually only takes a couple of days. If you have not received your username and password via e-mail within two business days, please contact the Circulation Desk at 713.799.7146. The following institutions require verification:

  • DeBakey High School for Health Professions
  • Houston Community College (Coleman Campus)
  • Harris Health System (formerly Harris County Hospital District)
  • Harris County Institute of Forensic Science
  • Houston Department of Health and Human Services
  • Prairie View A&M College of Nursing
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Texas Heart Institute
  • Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Houston (Main, Optometry, and Pharmacy)