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Library Access Membership Program

Registering for Library Card and Access

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

Step1:

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

  1. Completing the Online Library Card Registration
  2. Downloading and completing the Library Card Registration Form

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

Step2:

To register for REMOTE Resource Access, go here. Please note that if you are with BCM or UTHealth, you do not need to register for an Open Athens account. Use your BCM/UTHealth username and password to log into Open Athens. (For more instructions about signing up or logging in with Open Athens, see this guide)

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.

If you wish to access Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services, you must register for ILLiad.”

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 ask us.

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
BCM FULL FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
UTHealth FULL FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
UTMDA (for .EDU email only) FULL FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
UH (Pharmacy/Optometry only)** FULL FULL ALL Card Required NONE
HAM NO FULL ALL Card Required NONE
TMC NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
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
CHI – St. Luke’s Health NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
HCC – Coleman Campus Only*** FULL FULL ALL Card Required NONE
LifeGift NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
Memorial Hermann Hospital System (including TIRR) NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
Prairie View A&M – College of Nursing*** FULL FULL ALL Card Required NONE
Shriners Hospitals for Children NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
Texas Children’s Hospital NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
Texas Heart Institute*** FULL FULL ALL Card Required NONE
Texas Southern University
College of Pharmacy &
Health Sciences***
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.
Students NO FULL ALL See Separate ILLIAD fee schedule $275
Faculty/Staff/Researchers/Clinical Care NO FULL ALL See Separate ILLIAD fee schedule $750
Visiting Foreign/US Students/Scholars & Researchers NO FULL ALL See Separate ILLIAD fee schedule $25 (renewable every 3 months)
General Public^^
^^ General Public is limited to
1 hour every 7 days on
specified computers.
NO NONE NONE See Separate ILLIAD fee schedule NONE
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)
NO FULL ALL See Separate ILLIAD fee schedule $950
$1,700
TBD