Hours and Locations

Briscoe Library Holiday Schedule 2014 – 2015

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Day Date Holiday UT Health Science Center Access Public Access**
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday August 29 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday August 30   9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday August 31 10:00 a.m. - midnight 10:00 a.m. - midnight
Monday September 1 Labor Day  10:00 a.m. - midnight 10:00 a.m. - midnight
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Wednesday November 26  
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 27 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November 28 University Holiday CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday November 29  Resume Normal Hours 7:00 a.m. - midnight 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday November 30 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - midnight
WINTER BREAK
Friday December 19 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday December 20 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday December 21 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday December 22* University Holiday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Tuesday December 23* University Holiday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Wednesday December 24 Christmas Eve CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday December 25 Christmas Day CLOSED CLOSED
Friday December 26 University Holiday CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday December 27 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday December 28 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday December 29   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 30 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 31 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday January 1  New Year’s Day 2015 CLOSED CLOSED
Friday January 2 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday January 3 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday January 4 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday January 5 Resume Normal Hours 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – midnight
OTHER
Monday January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Monday February 17 President’s Day 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Sunday April 5 Easter Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Friday April 24* Battle of Flowers 7:00 a.m. - midnight 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Friday May 22 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday May 23 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday May 24 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday May 25 Memorial Day CLOSED CLOSED
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Friday July 3* Independence Day Observance 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday July 4 Independence Day CLOSED CLOSED
 Sunday 10:00 a.m. – midnight 10:00 a.m. – midnight
* University Mission Critical Day
** Access for non-UT Health Science Center ID card holders

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Briscoe Meeting Rooms & Classrooms

Briscoe Library

Computer Lab (LIB 2.011)

Library Computer Lab - Room 2.011

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Capacity: 25

Availability: By reservation, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Features: Projector, instructor station, videoteleconferencing (VTC) equipment. Internet access, Microsoft Office and whiteboards are available. New in May 2013: telephone line ready for speakerphone devices (bring your own device)

Notes: Special software can be installed on these computers with advanced notice.  Please see the room policies for reservation information.

 

Collaboratory (LIB 4.074)

Table set up in LIB 4.074

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Capacity: 20-24

Availability: By reservation, during library hours.  Open for study when not  reserved. (After May 1, 2013, new reservations for laptop training events will not be available.)

Features: Room-wide wireless. General conference/meeting room. Projector, phone line, whiteboard, smartboard. Tables have built-in electrical outlets.

Notes: Please see the room policies for reservation information.

 

Howe Conference Room (LIB 5.070)

Howe Conference Room

Howe Conference Room 2

Capacity: 20

Availability: By reservation, during regular library hours.

Features: Modular meeting space with tables and chairs on wheels. Projector, instructor podium, wireless connectivity.

Notes: This room is only available for booking to university faculty and staff.  Because the room houses more than 1500 rare books this room has special guidelines that must be observed. View the guidelines.

Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library

 

Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed

What is available at the TRP Library?

The library has full access to the electronic resources licensed by The Libraries. In addition, the library collects books in the research areas of the Texas Research Park including aging, DNA repair, infectious lung diseases, tuberculosis, laboratory manuals, molecular oncology, vaccines and animal models for aging and cancer. Suggestions for purchasing new materials for the library should be sent to John Weed at weedj@uthscsa.edu. Please use the self checkout binder to remove books from the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library. Regular lending periods apply.

Where is the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at the Texas Research Park?

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library is located in the SBC Conference Center, at the Texas Research Park, 15355 Lambda Drive in San Antonio, Texas.

Driving Directions for the Jones/TRP Library

The Jones Library at the Texas Research Park (TRP) is approximately 20 miles west of downtown San Antonio.

From Highway 90, exit onto Highway 211 to the right (north). Go approximately 2.5 miles and turn left into Texas Research Park (Lambda Drive). Take Lambda Drive about 1/2 mile to University research facilities. The TRP library is located in the SBC Conference Center building.

How do I get help?

Please contact the Briscoe Library Information Desk at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu for assistance.

Document Delivery and InterLibrary Loan (ILL) for the Texas Research Park

Books, articles, journals and other library materials located at the main Briscoe Library may be requested by TRP personnel at no charge through Document Delivery. Materials not owned by The Libraries may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. There may be no charge for some Interlibrary Loan materials. Please contact the librarian with questions. Articles not available online can usually be scanned and delivered electronically to the Texas Research Park.

Service Types and Costs: Books and other items

Fees for ILLiad depend on whether or not the UTHSC Libraries owns the book or other item, and on how quickly you need it:

Owned by UTHSC Libraries? Regular Rush
Yes, we own it Free (2 wks) as for Regular
No, we don’t own it Free (1-3 wks) $10 (48 hours)

All times are estimates, although we do our best to meet them.

Note: You can verify whether we own a book through our Library Catalog, or by contacting any of our service desks.

Service Types and Costs: Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Fees for ILLiad depend on whether or not the UTHSC Libraries “owns” (or has a subscription to) the journal or book, and on how quickly you need the copy:

Owned by UTHSC Libraries? Regular Priority Rush
Yes, we own it Free (2 wks) Free (24 hours) Free (same day)
No, we don’t own it Free (1-3 wks) as for Regular $10 (48 hours)

All times are estimates, although we do our best to meet them.

Note: You can verify whether we own a book or journal through the Library Catalog and E-Journals List, or by contacting any of our service desks.

Training and Classes

Hands on training in the use of the library catalog, Ovid, PubMed, RefWorks and other resources is offered periodically or on request. A list of currently scheduled training classes may be found at online. Contact the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research librarian to request training on other topics or at other times.

Computers at the Jones Library at the TRP

Computers are available with Internet, email and Microsoft Office products and provide access to all electronic resources available on the main campus. Printing is available in the Library. Normal printing charges apply to personal and departmental accounts.

Laredo Library Holiday Schedule 2014-2015

 

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Day                      Date                                  Holiday                               Public Users        Card Swipe Access**
LABOR DAY
Friday August 29 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday August 30 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday August 31 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday September 1  Labor Day CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
THANKSGIVING
Wednesday November 26 Day BeforeThanksgiving
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday November 27 Thanksgiving Day
CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November 28 Thanksgiving Holiday CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday November 29 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday November 30 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WINTER BREAK
Friday December 19 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday December 20 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday December 21 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday December 22* University Holiday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 23* University Holiday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 24 Christmas Eve CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday December 25 Christmas Day CLOSED CLOSED
Friday December 26 University Holiday CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday December 27 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday December 28 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday December 29 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 30 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 31 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday January 1 New Year’s Day 2014 CLOSED CLOSED
OTHER
Monday January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday February 16 President’s Day CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday April 5 Easter Sunday CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday April 24* Battle of Flowers 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
MEMORIAL DAY
Monday May 25 Memorial Day CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Friday July 3* Independence Observance Day 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday July 4 Independence Day CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday July 5 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
* Mission Critical holiday ** Extended hours for UT Health Science Center ID holders only

Laredo Regional Campus Library

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m (noon) Closed

View the Laredo Library holiday schedule.

Address & Contact Information

1937 E. Bustamante St.
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 523-7404 or (956) 523-7426
laredolibrary@uthscsa.edu

Library Services

Library Collection

The Laredo Regional Campus Library has full access to the electronic resources licensed by The Libraries. In addition, the library has a variety of print books and journals and a collection of consumer health materials.

Mr. Victor Oliveros, a pioneer in border health issues in Laredo/ Nuevo Laredo as a founder of the U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission, was Chief of Environmental Health Services for the City of Laredo Health Department. Mr. Oliveros retired in 2005 and donated many print materials and slides to the Laredo Regional Campus Library. Further information about Mr. Oliveros and border health can be found at http://library.uthscsa.edu/exhibits/oliveros.cfm.

Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan

Books, articles, journals and other library materials located at the Briscoe Library in San Antonio may be requested by Laredo Campus personnel at no charge through Document Delivery. Materials not owned by the UTHSCSA Libraries may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. There may be no charge for some Interlibrary Loan materials. Please contact Chris Gaspard  at sifuentes@uthscsa.edu with questions. Articles not available online can usually be scanned and delivered electronically to the Laredo Regional Campus Library.

Computers

Wireless access is available in the library. Wireless users are requested to register their laptops to access the network. In Laredo, laptops can be registered by calling the Briscoe Library at (210) 567-2440.

Library computers are available with Internet, email, Microsoft Office products and provide access to all electronic resources available on the main campus. Printing is available in the Laredo Regional Campus Library.

Meetings at the Library

Meetings may be held in the Laredo Regional Campus Library. Study tables and chairs are available to all library visitors.

Training and Classes

Hands on training in the use of the library catalog, Ovid, PubMed, RefWorks and other resources is offered periodically or by request. A list of currently-scheduled training classes may be found online.

Library and Outreach Services

Library staff provide services to assist library users from the UT Health Science Center and the community in finding and managing health sciences information resources efficiently. Circulation Desk staff are available during regular hours of operation to answer basic questions and help with locating items in the collection. Librarians at the Briscoe Library are on call Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to provide assistance with in-depth consultations and one-on-one instruction in using databases and resources.  Library staff in Laredo and at the Ramirez Library in Harlingen are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Librarians can also be reached by telephone, email and instant messaging.

Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., Library

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

See the Ramirez Library Holiday Schedule.

Address & Contact Information

2102 Treasure Hills Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550 (map)
(956) 365-8850
rahclibrary@uthscsa.edu

About the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library

It is the mission of the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library to improve the quality of health care in the Lower Rio Grande Valley by connecting health professionals and patients to reliable health information. The Ramirez Library maintains an environment for research, study, and teaching for health professionals and the community and provides state-of-the-art services and collections.

The Library is named after Dr. Mario E. Ramirez a well-known physician in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and former University of Texas Regent who also served as Vice-President for South Texas Programs at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1995 to 2007.

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Interior photograph of the Nixon Library

 

Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Closed

There is no charge to view the collections. If you have specific research needs call or e-mail to make an appointment, as some materials are located remotely.

Address & Contact Information

7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio TX, 78248
5th floor, Briscoe Library
(210) 567-2400

The Special Collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

San Antonio physician and historian Dr. Pat Ireland Nixon lent his name to what is now a treasure-trove of antiquarian texts, dating from the 15th to the early 20th century. Ophthalmology, surgery, and anatomy are particular strengths of the Nixon Library. Also contained within the Special Collections are classic European and early American first editions, such as Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing and Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. A number of magnificent anatomical atlases feature illustrations that qualify as works of art in their own right.

Photograph of Dr Charleen Moore and two students during the 2007 elective History of AnatomyOriginally donated to the Health Science Center in the early 1970s by the Bexar County Medical Society, the superb core collection has expanded to contain close to 5000 volumes of treasured medical texts, including important works by Vesalius (De Humani Corporis Fabrica – 1543), Albinus (Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body – 1749), Celsus (De Medicina – 1481), Avicenna (The Canon of Medicine – 1486), Burton (Anatomy of Melancholy – 1632), and Hooke (The Micrographia – 1667).

The library regularly features holdings in the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Blog

Tours of the Nixon Library, including viewings of rare books within subject areas, can be arranged by contacting Assistant Director for Special Collections Anne Comeaux at (210) 567-2428 or email comeaux@uthscsa.edu. Selected materials from the Nixon Library may also be viewed online in the UTHSC Digital Archive / History of Medicine Collection and the Portal to Texas History.

Policies for the Use of Materials in the Special Collections

 

Visit the Digital Archive

About the Image: 4th year medical students Nadine Terrazas and Robyn Treadwell visit the P.I. Nixon Library in April 2007 during the senior medical school elective, History of Anatomy In Situ, directed by Charleen M. Moore, PhD, Professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology.

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

The Nixon Library has an active Friends group that meets regularly for lectures, films, and dinners. Membership is open to all. For more information, visit the Friends page.

Popular books on the history of medicine

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library have purchased a collection of popular books on the history of medicine. The books highlight significant periods and events in medical history and are located in the library’s general collection. To view a complete list of titles and locations click here.

Library ExhibitsIllustration of a man using a dog to pull out a mandrake

Exhibits on medical historical topics are researched and mounted for the Health Science Center by various Special Collections staff. These displays are available as traveling exhibitions to other institutions as an educational service offered by the Library.  The Library also sometimes mounts exhibits from sources outside the Health Science Center.  Contact Jonquil Fieldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services, at email feldman@uthscsa.edu or (210) 567-2430 if you have an exhibit you would like displayed in the library.

About the Image: A man uses a dog to pull a mandrake from the ground from Histoire de la medecine, de la pharmacie, de l’art dentaire et de l’art veterinaire by Jacques Poulet, Jean-Charles Sournia, and Marcel Martiny. (Click image for larger view.) This book is available to view in the P.I. Nixon Library.

University Archives and Local History Materials

Bexar County and South Texas have a rich medical heritage. The University Archives houses historical records of the University and the development of medicine in Bexar County and South Texas. The Archives provides a reference service for the Health Science Center community and a repository for the preservation of historically important University records.

You can find detailed information about many of our archival collections at Texas Archival Resources Online.

Included in the collection are:

  • University publications
  • correspondence of key officials
  • minutes
  • student yearbooks
  • papers of early San Antonio physicians
  • and more

The Special Collections staff actively seek to acquire materials related to the history of medicine, including:

  • manuscripts
  • journals and account books of local physicians
  • photographs of area hospitals and health practitioners
  • records of local medical organizations

Persons owning such materials are encouraged to donate them so that they may be preserved and made available for research. The community is also reminded that materials that do not seem valuable today may provide an important historical insight in the future.

For more information about the archives or to make an appointment to view archival materials, contact Library Archival Assistant Mellisa DeThorne at 210-567-2470, email dethorne@uthscsa.edu or Assistant Director for Special Collections Anne Comeaux at 210-567-2428, email comeaux@uthscsa.edu.

Ramirez Library Holiday Schedule 2014-2015

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Day Date Holiday UT Health Science Center Access Public Access**
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday August 29 6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday August 30   6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday August 31 noon – midnight CLOSED
Monday September 1 Labor Day  6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Wednesday November 26  
6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday November 27 Thanksgiving Day 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Friday November 28 University Holiday 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Saturday November 29 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday November 30 Resume Normal Hours noon – midnight 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WINTER BREAK
Friday December 19 6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday December 20 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday December 21 noon – midnight CLOSED
Monday December 22* University Holiday 6:00 a.m. – midnight 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 23* University Holiday 6:00 a.m. – midnight 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 24 Christmas Eve 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Thursday December 25 Christmas Day 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Friday December 26 University Holiday 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Saturday December 27 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday December 28 noon – midnight CLOSED
Monday December 29   6:00 a.m. – midnight 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 30 6:00 a.m. – midnight 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 31   6:00 a.m. – midnight 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday January 1  New Year’s Day 2015 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Friday January 2 6:00 a.m. – midnight 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday January 3 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday January 4 noon – midnight CLOSED
Monday January 5 Resume Normal Hours 6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
OTHER
Monday January 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Monday February 16 President’s Day 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday April 5 Easter Sunday noon – midnight CLOSED
Friday April 24* Battle of Flowers 6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Friday May 22 6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday May 23 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday May 24 noon – midnight CLOSED
Monday May 25 Memorial Day 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Friday July 3* Independence Day Observance 6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday July 4 Independence Day 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday July 5 noon – midnight 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
* University Mission Critical Day
** Access for non-UT Health Science Center ID card holders

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