Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library

Exterior Photograph of the Briscoe Library

Due to COVID-19, the Briscoe Library has modified access and hours.


For UT Health  students, faculty and staff, ID cards are required for entry.

To support social distancing, access to the Briscoe Library is currently limited to those with a valid UT Health San Antonio ID badge and is closed to the public. View our guide about our reopening policies for individual study.

Modified Open Hours

Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.


View the Briscoe Library Holiday Schedule

Address & Contact Information

7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 567-2450

Briscoe Library Services

Group and individual study rooms at Briscoe: amenities

Meeting rooms and classrooms at Briscoe

Floor Plans-Briscoe Library

Circulation Desk

Phone: (210) 567-2450

  • Request reference or research assistance from the On-Call Librarian
  • Check out Library materials
  • Borrow Reserve books
  • Pick up Interlibrary Loan items
  • Register as a Library Borrower
  • Add money to your account for printing and copying
  • Borrow a guest copy/print card
  • Drop off thesis/dissertation copies and pay for binding (current students only)

Liaison Librarians

Librarians are assigned to each school to serve as a single point of contact for library services and instruction on finding reliable information. Students and faculty are encouraged to contact their liaison librarians for one-on-one or group instruction on using library resources, and for research support in the form of database searches, systematic reviews, and assistance with bibliographic citation tools. Contact your school liaison librarian to get started.

On Call Librarian Services at the Briscoe Library

Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: 210-567-2450

Librarians provide research assistance to students, faculty, staff, health professionals, and library visitors. Services include in-depth consultations, one-on-one instruction in using databases and information resources, fee-based literature searches, and library classroom reservations. The on call librarian can also assist with special requests for classes taught by librarians.

Drop by for help during our on call hours or contact us to make an appointment. Please note that hours and availability will vary around holidays.

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

The UT Health Science Center Libraries’ special collections include rare books on the history of medicine, university archives, digital archives, and local history materials from Bexar County. For more information visit the P.I Nixon Library information page.

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (by appointment)
Phone: 210-567-2470
Email: or

Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr.

The Briscoe Library was completed in 1983 after many years of planning, and was subsequently dedicated on November 14, 1985 in honor of Dolph Briscoe Jr., who served as the 41st governor of Texas from 1973 to 1979.