Using the Library

About Document Delivery

LogIntoILLiadThese services are available to UT Health Science Center at San Antonio affiliated users and to health professionals in the South Texas region who are registered with the UTHSC Libraries. They are not available to guests from the community, including individuals, corporations, law firms or organizations. These groups may take advantage of services provided by their local public library branch.

Articles from print journals in the UT Health Science Center Libraries collections are scanned and held for pickup or delivered via email or by U.S. Postal Service. Books can be delivered to a campus address or held for pickup. This service is limited to UT Health Science Center affiliates and may not be used for libraries, corporations, law firms or organizations. Copy and delivery limitations may apply due to copyright and publisher license restrictions. Requesters will be contacted if a request cannot be completed due to these restrictions.

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About Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

LogintoILLiadThis service provides delivery of articles or books that are not in our collection by requesting item(s) from another library. Copy and delivery limitations may apply due to publisher license restrictions. Requesters will be contacted if request cannot be completed due to these restrictions.

What type of materials are available through ILL?

  • Copies of articles from journals and book chapters (as permitted by copyright laws)
  • Circulating copies of books, dissertations, audiovisuals, and other materials
  • Items that are at the bindery or are identified as missing from our collection

This service is not applicable for items that are currently checked out or have been placed On Hold by other library users.

Who can use ILL services?

  • UT Health Science Center Affiliates (students, staff, faculty, residents, and post-docs) and University Health System staff
  • Retired UT Health Science Center Faculty and Staff—must be registered with the Libraries
  • UT Health Science Center Alumni who are registered as Health Professionals currently licensed to practice in the region served by the Libraries
  • Licensed Area Health Professionals registered with the Libraries, who request materials for personal or academic research.

ILL services are not available to:

  • Alumni of the UT Health Science Center unless they are registered with the libraries as Health Professionals licensed to practice in the local region.
  • Health professionals making requests on behalf of corporations, including law firms, or organizations.
  • Community users or Courtesy Borrowers

These groups should contact their affiliated academic, hospital or public library in order to obtain books and articles.

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About LoansomeDoc

LogintoILLiadThis service delivers electronic copies of articles from the UT Health Science Center Libraries collections. It is available to PubMed users in the U.S. who have established an agreement with the UT Health Science Center Libraries and have created a LoansomeDoc account. This service is for individuals from the community and may not be used by libraries or by health professionals on behalf of corporations, law firms or organizations. Copy and delivery limitations may apply due to copyright and  publisher license restrictions. Requesters will be contacted if a request cannot be completed due to these restrictions.

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Library Accounts

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries provide a variety of services.  Eligibility for services is based on an individual’s borrower category.
  • View my library account (checked out materials, requests/holds, fines, and PIN reset)
  • Create a library account for material checkout and Inter-Library Loan
  • Off-Campus Access: available to current UT Health Science Center at San Antonio students, faculty and staff using UTHSCSA Domain Accounts. (Library account is not required for off-campus access.)

Library Forms

Library Borrower Forms

All other requests for library accounts should be completed in person at one of our locations.

Request Forms

  • Literature Search Request - Request a librarian-mediated literature search.  (This fee-based service is available to faculty/staff and non-affiliated library users.  Students should instead request help from a librarian.)
  • Print Course Reserves Form – Instructor requests for print materials to be put in the Library Reserve Collection. Can be filled out, saved and emailed to AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu or printed and brought to the Circulation Desk with department or personal materials.
  • Loansome Doc Registration – request a Briscoe Library account agreement for Document delivery for PubMed users.

Classroom Software Installation

Comments and Suggestions

Submit Comments, Suggestions or Questions - Submissions can be made online or on comment cards at the Circulation Desk.

Purchase Suggestion Form – Recommend a book, journal, or other resource for us to purchase.

Records Management & University Archives Forms

To Submit Records Management & Archives Forms

Call Anne Comeaux, Records Management Officer, at (210) 567-2428 with questions.

Library Policies

 

Literature Search Services

Librarians are available to conduct mediated, for-fee searches of a variety of databases, including some that are not available for self-searching. Charges for mediated search services vary depending on user affiliation, preparation and search time, and database vendor charges.
Search Request Form

Who can place a mediated search request?

Online searches can be requested by Health Science Center-affiliated faculty and staff members, area health professionals, law firms, businesses, and other non-health professionals. You will be contacted by a librarian to discuss your request if clarification is needed. Anyone can use the online form to request a search. You may also call the  On-Call Librarian Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How long does it take?

Maximum turn-around time is usually 24 to 48 hours. Except for searches that are requested in situations of clinical emergency for patient care, mediated searches are not completed on the weekends or holidays. Non-emergency searches received on a weekend or holidays will be referred to a librarian on the next business day.

How much does it cost?

Affiliate Status Cost for first 30 minutes Cost for each additional 15 minutes
UT Health Science Center affiliates (including clinical faculty) $15.00 $7.50
Not affiliated with the Health Science Center $25.00 $12.50

Please note that mail ($2), fax ($2), and vendor database fees may apply.

Search results in the form of a list of citations will be emailed. You must provide a credit card number or Health Science Center project ID, unless you choose to pay with cash at the Briscoe Services Desk.

For additional information, call the Library’s On-Call Librarian at (210) 567-2450.

Loansome Doc Registration Form

Please complete this form to register with the Briscoe Library for Loansome Doc service.  Service and fee information is available at our Document Delivery page.

  • After receipt of your registration, library staff will contact you to confirm your registration and provide further information.
  • You will be instructed to set up your payment method online using the ILLiad system.
Select your primary status.
Be sure to include your complete telephone number, including area code.
By checking this box, and submitting this form, I understand that the material I request may be subject to "fair use" copyright restrictions (Title 17, U.S. Code). I hereby authorize the Briscoe Library to process all requests I submit and agree to pay all charges incurred for the service.