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Registering for Library Card and Access

Registering for access to Library Resources is a two-step process.

Step 1: Register for access to electronic and print resources by either:
a. Completing the Online Library Card Registration
b. Downloading and completing the Library Card Registration Form

After registering, you will receive a communications from our Circulation department with your registration number.

Step 2: To register for REMOTE Resource Access, go here to access remotely, the Library’s e-resources. (This process generally takes a few minutes.)

NOTE:

If you wish to access ILL/DDS for access to Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services, you must register in our resource access login setup page.

Full use of some databases may also require you to set up an additional log-in specific to that database. (See the descriptions in the Databases list for information). If you have a problem with set up or need help, please contact us.

IF you are affiliated with more than one TMC institution, please register using your academic credentials (.edu email address) to gain full access to all e-resources.

When registering with the TMC Library, please be aware that it does not automatically entitle you to full remote or onsite access to all e-resources or print material. Please review carefully the following Library Access Fee Structure for your Institutional Classification to see what library privileges and access rights apply.

Library Access Fee Structure

There are several classifications of users of TMC Library Resources who are eligible for a Library Registration Card.

Unlike public libraries, being a registered user of the library does not automatically entitle you to full access of resources. The TMC Library operates within the constraints of contractual agreements imposed upon us by publishers. In addition, the TMC Library operates under a consortial governing agreement of the major educational institutions of the TMC to which the Library must abide.

To address the issues of accessibility, the TMC Library has reviewed its fee structure to help clarify what resources and services are available under each classification of library users.

Definitions:

Remote Access: Ability to log into library online and access full information resources from an offsite location.

Library Onsite: Ability to connect online to access full electronic information resources but only when physically ONSITE at the library.

Circulation Privileges: Ability to physically check out print publications.

Inter-Library Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery: A cooperative service among libraries that provides eligible TMC affiliates access to books and copies of articles not owned by the TMC Library.

Library Card: Ability to electronically access Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery request webpage and complete online form.


Classification


Governing Institutions*
* Fees fully covered for users by each governing institution
** MUST REGISTER FOR LIBRARY CARD FOR REMOTE ACCESS

Remote Access

Library Onsite

Circulation Privileges

Inter-Library Loan (Document Delivery)

Library Card Registration Fee

BCMFULL FULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
TWU**FULLFULL ALLCard RequiredNONE
UTHealthFULLFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
UTMDA (for .EDU email only)FULLFULLALLNONENONE
UH (Pharmacy/Optometry only)**
FULLFULLALLCard RequiredNONE
UH Main (designated users only)**FULLFULLALLCard RequiredNONE
HAMNOFULLALLCard RequiredNONE
TMCNOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE

Classification


Supporting Institutions**
** Fees fully covered for users from supporting institutions
*** MUST REGISTER FOR LIBRARY CARD FOR REMOTE ACCESS

Remote Access

Library Onsite

Circulation Privileges

Inter-Library Loan (Document Delivery)

Library Card Registration Fee

CHI – St. Luke’s HealthNOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
Harris County Institute of Forensic SciencesNOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
Harris Health SystemNOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
HCC – Coleman Campus Only***FULLFULLALLCard RequiredNONE
Houston Department of Health & Human ServicesNOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
LifeGiftNOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
Memorial Hermann Hospital System (including TIRR)NOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
Houston Methodist HospitalNOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
Prairie View A&M – College of Nursing***FULLFULLALLCard RequiredNONE
Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenNOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
Texas Children’s HospitalNOFULLALLFULL SERVICENONE
Texas Heart Institute***FULLFULLALLCard RequiredNONE
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences***FULL
FULL
ALL
Card RequiredNONE

Classification


Other Non-Profit Institutions of the TMC^

^ Other TMC Institutions that are NOT governing or supporting institutions specifically listed above may pay a fee to access the TMC Library’s resources.

Remote Access

Library Onsite

Circulation Privileges

Inter-Library Loan (Document Delivery)

Library Card Registration Fee*^



*^ Annual fees from 9/1-8/31. Renewable each Sept. 1st.
StudentsNOFULLALLSee Separate ILLIAD fee schedule$275
Faculty/Staff/Researchers/Clinical CareNOFULLALLSee Separate ILLIAD fee schedule$750
Visiting Foreign/US Students/Scholars & Researchers
NOFULLNONESee Separate ILLIAD fee schedule$25 (renewable every 3 months)
General Public^^
^^ General Public is limited to 1 hour every 7 days on specified computers.
NONONENONESee Separate ILLIAD fee scheduleNONE

Classification


Corporations or Professional Organizations

Remote Access

Library Onsite

Circulation Privileges

Inter-Library Loan (Document Delivery)

Library Card Registration Fee

Individual cards (1 card)
(2-3 cards)
(additional cards upon request)
NOFULLALLSee Separate ILLIAD fee schedule$950
$1,700
TBD