After a rich history of service to the UT Health Science Center and to University Health System (UHS), the UT Health Science Center Library-Downtown will close on July 28. The library began as the Robert B. Green Hospital Library and continued its presence when the hospital became the Brady Green Clinic and then the University Health Center-Downtown. The library has always focused on maintaining a collection that would be most useful for UT Health Science Center physicians and residents. Over the years, library staff members taught many classes and consultations on using traditional library resources such as PubMed and even brought popular “Emerging Technologies Brown Bag” sessions like Medical Applications for Smart Phones and Using eBook readers to the downtown library. The library has served as a convenient gathering place for many residents over the years as well.
As part of the UHS plans to remodel the UHC-D facility, the building housing the library will be torn down. Although formal library space is not planned in the new facility, we will continue to provide reference services and electronic resources to faculty and staff, and we will continue to offer training opportunities and special technology programs through the cooperation of UHC-D.
Assistant Director for Branch Libraries and Database Services