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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:

Completing the Online Library Card Registration

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

Step2:

If eligible, and not affiliated with BCM/UT Health/MD Anderson, you may register for REMOTE Resource Access, Sign Up for your e-Access Account. Please note that if you are with BCM/UTHealth/MD Anderson, you do not need to register for an Open Athens account. Use your BCM/UTHealth/MD Anderson username and password to log into Open Athens. (For more instructions about signing up or logging in with Open Athens, see this guide)

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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 consortia 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:

  1. Remote Access: Ability to log into library online and access full information resources from an offsite location.
  2. Library Onsite: Ability to connect online to access full electronic information resources but only when physically ONSITE at the library.
  3. Circulation Privileges: Ability to physically check out print publications.
  4. Inter-Library Loan (ILL): A cooperative service among libraries that provides eligible TMC affiliates access to books and copies of articles not owned by the TMC Library.
  5. Library Card: Ability to electronically access Inter-Library Loan 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
***Access granted to specified college or campus
Remote Access Library Onsite Circulation Privileges Inter-Library Loan Library Card Registration Fee
BCM FULL FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
UTHealth Houston FULL FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
UTMDA (for .EDU email only) FULL FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
Texas Southern University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences*** FULL** FULL ALL Card Required NONE
HAM NO FULL ALL Card Required NONE
TMC NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
Classification

Supporting Institutions
Remote Access Library Onsite Circulation Privileges Inter-Library Loan Library Card Registration Fee
HCC – Coleman Campus*** FULL** FULL ALL Card Required NONE
Prairie View A&M – College of Nursing*** FULL** FULL ALL Card Required NONE
CHI – St. Luke’s Health NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
LifeGift NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
Memorial Hermann Hospital System (including TIRR) NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
Texas Children’s Hospital NO FULL ALL FULL SERVICE NONE
Texas Heart Institute NO FULL ALL Card Required NONE
Visitor Memberships

Note: these memberships do not include remote access to resources; access to online resources is only available while at the TMC Library
Library Onsite Circulation Privileges Inter-Library Loan or Document Delivery Library Membership Fee
General Public
Non-affiliated public visitors may visit the TMC Library only one day each weekday (no Saturday/Sunday visits permitted). Library computer use is limited to one hour per visit.
Weekly visits NONE See fee schedule
Non-affiliated rate
NONE
ID holders/Cardholders from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Medical Branch
For THSLC Consortium members, includes MD Anderson clinical and research staff. ID and institutional email may be required.
FULL ALL See fee schedule
Affiliated rate
NONE for annual membership
Visiting Students/Scholars and Researchers (temporary 90-day memberships, renew once each calendar year)
This temporary membership is ideal for non-affiliated students and/or researchers, including for board/license exams or state bar exam study. If more than 6-month access is needed, purchase an annual membership.
FULL NONE See fee schedule
Non-affiliated rate.
$75 for 3 months
Students (annual membership)
This membership is ideal for non-affiliated students or exam takers who need extensive time on-site at the TMC Library. ID from educational institution may be required.
FULL* ALL Includes up to 5 article requests per year. Further requests will be filled at the affiliate rate. $275 for 12 months
Faculty/Staff/Researchers/Clinical Care (annual membership)
This membership is ideal for non-affiliated faculty, staff, researchers, or clinical care professionals who need extensive time on-site at the TMC Library. Professional ID may be required.
FULL* NONE Includes up to 5 article requests per year. Further requests will be filled at the affiliate rate. $575 for 12 months
Corporate, Business, Non-profit, or Professional Organization (annual membership)
Up to 2 members per organization (additional cards available)
This membership is ideal for organizations who need access to the TMC Library on-site resources and facilities throughout the year.
FULL* ALL See fee schedule
Affiliated rate
$775 for 12 months

*Membership includes conference room or classroom reservation privileges according to current room guidelines and availability https://library.tmc.edu/reserve-a-room/.

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