Hours and Locations

Briscoe Library Holiday Schedule 2015 – 2016

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Day Date Holiday UT Health Science Center Access Public Access**
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday September 4 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday September 5   9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday September 6 10:00 a.m. – midnight 10:00 a.m. – midnight
Monday September 7 Labor Day  10:00 a.m. – midnight 10:00 a.m. – midnight
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Wednesday November 25  
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 26 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November 27 University Holiday CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday November 28  Resume Normal Hours 7:00 a.m. – midnight 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday November 29 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – midnight
WINTER BREAK
Friday December 18 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday December 19 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday December 20 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday December 21 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 22 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 23 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday December 24 Christmas Eve CLOSED CLOSED
Friday December 25 Christmas Day CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday December 26 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday December 27 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday December 28   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 29* 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 30* 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday December 31* 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday January 1  New Year’s Day 2016 CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday January 2 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday January 3 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday January 4 Resume Normal Hours 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – midnight
OTHER
Monday January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Monday February 15 President’s Day 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Monday March 14 Spring Break 7:00 a.m. – midnight 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Tuesday March 15 Spring Break 7:00 a.m. – midnight 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Wednesday March 16 Spring Break 7:00 a.m. – midnight 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Thursday March 17 Spring Break 7:00 a.m. – midnight 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Friday March 18 Spring Break 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm
Sunday March 27 Easter Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. – midnight
Friday April 22* Battle of Flowers 7:00 a.m. – midnight 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
 (Battle of Flowers date subject to change.)
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Friday May 27 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday May 28 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday May 29 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday May 30 Memorial Day CLOSED CLOSED
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Monday July 4 Independence Day CLOSED CLOSED
* 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 UT Health Science Center Libraries.

The TRP 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

New purchase suggestions should be sent to John Weed. Please use the self checkout binder to remove books from the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library. Regular lending periods apply.

Where is the TRP Library?

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The Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library is located in the SBC Conference Center, at the Texas Research Park, 15355 Lambda Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78245.

Driving Directions for the 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?

Contact the Briscoe Library Information Desk:
(210) 567-2450
AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu

Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan for the Texas Research Park

Through document delivery TRP personnel can request books, articles, and other library materials located at the Briscoe Library for no charge. Materials we do not own may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. There may be no charge for some Interlibrary Loan materials. 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 for any library service is offered on request. A list of currently scheduled training classes may be found on the events calendar. Contact us to request training.

Computer Availability

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 2015-2016

 

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Day                      Date                                  Holiday                               Public Users        Card Swipe Access**
LABOR DAY
Friday September 4 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday September 5 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday September 6 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday September 7  Labor Day CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
THANKSGIVING
Wednesday November 25 Day Before Thanksgiving
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday November 26 Thanksgiving Day
CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November 27 Thanksgiving Holiday CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday November 28 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday November 29 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WINTER BREAK
Wednesday December 23 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday December 24 Christmas Eve CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday December 25 Christmas Day CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday December 26 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday December 27 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday December 28 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday* December 29  Holiday Break 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday* December 30  Holiday Break 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday* December 31 Holiday Break 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday January 1  New Year’s Day 2016 CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday January 2 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday January 3 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday January 4 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
OTHER
Monday January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday February 15 President’s Day CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday March 27 Easter Sunday CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday April 22** Battle of Flowers 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
MEMORIAL DAY
Monday May 30 Memorial Day CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Friday July 1 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday July 2 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday July 3 CLOSED 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 Monday  July 4  Independence Day  CLOSED  7:00 a.m. – 10:00 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 must register their laptops to access the network. 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.

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 are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Librarians can also be reached by telephone, email and instant messaging.

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Interior photograph of the Nixon Library

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

The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio houses approximately 6,000 rare and classic texts in the history of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and other health care disciplines, dating from the 15th to early 20th centuries. TheHoAClass2016_6 Nixon Library also houses the University Archives and a small collection of local historical documents.

The Nixon Library is located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library and is open by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tours of the Nixon Library, including viewings of the rare books, can also be arranged by making an appointment. For more information contact Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Collection Resources at (210) 567-2403 or specialcollections@uthscsa.edu.

Please review the Special Collections Policy prior to your visit.

A Brief History

San Antonio physician and historian Dr. Pat Ireland Nixon was the founder of the Bexar County Medical Library Association in 1919. Dr. Nixon was an avid collector of rare books, and his efforts helped the Bexar County Medical Library accumulate a large collection of historical medical books. This collection of books was donated to the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, Texas in 1970. The collection was named after Dr. Nixon in honor of his tireless efforts to build it, and is housed in the Briscoe Library. Strengths of the Nixon collection are in the areas of ophthalmology, surgery, and anatomy. To learn more about Dr. Pat Ireland Nixon, visit the P.I. Nixon information page.

Collections

Rare Books

Originally donated to the Health Science Center in the early 1970s by the Bexar County Medical Society, the superb core collection of over 6,000 volumes includes original works by Andreas Vesalius (De Humani Corporis Fabrica – 1543), Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body – 1749), Aulus Cornelius Celsus (De Medicina – 1481), Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (The Canon of Medicine – 1486), Robert Burton (Anatomy of Melancholy – 1632), and Robert Hooke (The Micrographia – 1667).

The library regularly features a historical book of the month on the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon Historical Blog

Archives

University Archives

The University Archives serves as a repository for the preservation of historically significant university records and contains over 531 linear feet of publications, papers, and other records that document the history of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Items in this collection include university publications, correspondence from key officials, meeting minutes, yearbooks, videos, photographs, oral histories, and more.

Local Historical Documents

The Nixon Library also houses several manuscript collections that are related to the history of medicine and health care in Bexar County and South Texas. The manuscripts range in years from 1800-1930, and many include photographs, letters, and journals. Visit the Archives Projects page to view a list of archival collections that have been digitized.

Finding aids for many of our archival collections can be found on the Texas Archival Resources Online Repository.

For more information about the Archives visit the Archives Policies page. To make an appointment to view archival materials contact Mellisa DeThorne, Special Collections Assistant, at 210-567-2470 or dethorne@uthscsa.edu.

Digital Archive

Visit the Digital Archive

Select materials from the Nixon Library have been digitized and added to the library’s Digital Archive. The Digital Archive consists of four main collections: History of Medicine, University History, Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and DNP projects, and University Records. Each of these collections promotes and preserves historically significant resources and facilitates learning and creativity. To learn more about these collections visit the Digital Archive page.

For questions about the library’s Digital Archive contact the digital archive team at DigitalArchive@uthscsa.edu.

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

Interested in learning more about the history of medicine? Join the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library group. The Nixon Library has an active Friends group that meets regularly to view presentations and discuss a variety of topics about the history of medicine. Membership is open to all. For more information, visit the Friends page.

The Friends group has also purchased a collection of popular books about the history of medicine which are available for check-out. 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.