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Sign-up for CLHIN Services

Welcome to CLHIN!

For Future Members

Membership in CLHIN fulfills the JCAHO requirements for library service by providing staff with MEDLINE and other database searches, copies of articles, books and audiovisual materials from the collection at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Briscoe Library, the Ramirez Medical Library at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, and through interlibrary loan from other libraries. Become a CLHIN Member.

For Current Members

The Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) provides ready access to medical library services for the physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and administrative staff of participating institutions in the absence of a fully staffed and equipped in-house library.


TexShare Borrowers

Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Adult Public Library Borrowers, and Members of Libraries of Clinical Medicine from participating TexShare libraries around the state are eligible to register for library services, including:

  • Books (excluding Nursing titles) and databases
  • Journals—print or electronic, in-house use only at any of the UT Health Science Center Libraries
  • Library computers (time limit)
  • Online search service (fee)
  • Photocopy and printing (fee)
  • Typewriters

Loan periods for circulating material

Material Type

Loan Period

# of Renewals Allowed


14 days








Print Reserve Materials

3 hours


Library Registration:

Create an account for book checkout.

  1. Request a TexShare card from your home institution library.
  2. Bring the TexShare card to the Circulation Desk along with your Texas driver’s license or other official state ID, and complete a borrower registration form.
  3. Student cards are valid for one semester only, with breaks between semesters. See the circulation cut-off dates for this year. Faculty cards expire on August 31 every year.

Library Collection Use

Users may have up to 3 items checked out at any given time.

TexShare Cut Off Dates for UT HSC students (2015 – 2016)

Begins on

Jul 01, 2015

Jan 04, 2016

Ends on

Dec 18, 2015

Jun 30, 2016

Last Date to Issue a Card

Dec 11, 2015

Jun 23, 2016

Student Cards Expire on

Dec 18, 2015

Jun 30, 2016

Dead Period – No cards issued to students   Dec 19, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016
UT HSC faculty/staff cards expire Aug 31, 2015  FY 2015
UT HSC faculty/staff cards expire Aug 31, 2016 FY 2016

Welcome San Antonio’s first poet laureate to campus

Carmen Tafolla

Carmen Tafolla will read from her work Tuesday, October 15 at noon in the School of Nursing Hurd Auditorium.

October 15

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

School of Nursing Hurd Auditorium

The national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month each year is September 15 through October 15.

The Hispanic Latin Faculty Association, the Briscoe Library, the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, the Latin Medical Student Association, the Hispanic Student Nurses Association, the Student Government Association, and the Office of Student Life are holding a celebration of the Hispanic culture on October 15 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the School of Nursing Hurd Auditorium. This celebration will feature Dr. Carmen Tafolla, San Antonio’s first poet laureate.

Our university’s mission is focused on South Texas, which is greatly enriched by the Hispanic culture. We are proud of the roles our Hispanic faculty, staff, students and residents play in delivering our missions of education, research, clinical care and service to South Texas and the world. Please join me in celebrating the Hispanic culture during Hispanic Heritage Month and especially during our campus activities on October 15.

William L. Henrich, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine