To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Library will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays, starting Nov 28th. Beginning on Nov 30th, we will be opened 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday.       The Library will be closed Nov 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving.       Scopus access will end December 31, 2020. Scopus will be completely replaced by Web of Science/Journal Citation Reports.   

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Mission and Values

The Texas Medical Center Library (The TMC Library) delivers biomedical information to its member institutions for the advancement of medical education, research, and practice.

In the pursuit of our mission, we will:

  • Provide authoritative information.
  • Acquire, manage, and disseminate biomedical information.
  • Explore innovative solutions for changing information needs.
  • Educate our patrons in information literacy, on techniques for using the Library’s electronic resources and in critical appraisal of the biomedical literature.
  • Seek to expand our services and resources to provide a state-of-the-art center for study and collaboration.
  • Partner with institutional faculty, staff, and students to anticipate and serve their research and instructional needs.
  • Collaborate with other institutions within and outside of TMC and support their missions.
  • Collect, preserve, and provide valuable historical collections and rare materials related to the medical sciences and the Texas Medical Center.
  • Improve staff skills and knowledge through professional development.

In maintaining our values, The TMC Library will always:

  • Deliver timely and professional services.
  • Uphold our professional standards and ethics.
  • Carry out our work with integrity, accountability, and transparency.
  • Provide leadership in defining the future role of the Library.