Floor Plans: Briscoe Library

The Briscoe Library has four floors, numbered 2 through 5. The main entrance is on the 3rd floor. The library is open 24/7/365 for UT Health students, faculty, and staff.

Second Floor

Library Classrooms Map and Floor Plan

The 2nd floor offers ten lecture classrooms and three small group study rooms. Assistance with the classrooms is provided by the MD Labs office, located on the 2nd floor. The 2nd floor classrooms are available as a 24 hour study space. Study space is restricted to UT Health Science Center students, faculty and staff. A card reader entrance located near the 2nd floor lecture hall provides 24 hour access to the classrooms.

The 2nd floor rooms can be reserved through University Scheduling for daytime use up to 6 pm. The rooms can be reserved for group study from 6 pm to 7 am through the library’s Room Reservation system. The Library Computer Classroom, Room 2.011, can be reserved for classes through the library’s Room Reservation system.

Third Floor

The Briscoe Library main entrance is on the 3rd floor. The Reserve collection, Circulation Desk, Library Liaisons, and the Library Administration office are also on this floor. Wireless internet is available on every floor.

Library computers (PC and Mac), and multi-purpose copy/print/scan machines are located on the 3rd floor in the Information Commons. Nine group study rooms along the windows facing the parking lot are available by reservation.

Fourth Floor

A reduced collection of print journals and books is shelved on the fourth floor. The library also has a substantial e-book collection and 100% of the library’s current journal subscriptions are available online.

The Office of Academic Assessment and Effectiveness (Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs), and the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics (Long School of Medicine) are located on this floor. The Collaboratory (Room 4.074) can be reserved for classes, meetings or large group study at this website.

Fifth Floor

The Library’s Special Collections is available by appointment by calling 210-567-2403.  The Howe Conference Room can be reserved for meetings at this website.  The Long School of Medicine Office of Undergraduate Medical Education is also on this floor. Group study rooms are available by reservation.