About the Library

Courtesy Borrowers

Residents of the State of Texas age 18 years or older are eligible for a variety of services, including:

  • Books and audio/visual materials
  • Journals—print or electronic, accessed from any of the UT Health Science Center Libraries
  • Library computers (time limit)
  • Online search service (fee)
  • Photocopy and printing (fee)

Due to licensing agreements and contracts, off-site access to electronic journals, books and databases is available only to currently employed or retired faculty and staff, and currently enrolled students.

Loan periods for circulating material

Material Type

Loan Period

# of Renewals Allowed

Books

14 days

none

Journals

none

n/a

Audio/visuals

none

n/a

Print Reserve materials

3 hours

none

Library Registration

  • Create an account for book checkout.
  • The annual fee for Courtesy Borrowers is $35
  • You may register in person at the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk or at the Laredo Regional Campus Library.
  • A state-issued ID (current driver’s license or passport) is required to register
  • Registration is valid for one year from date of issue and may be extended annually with payment
  • Registration cannot be renewed until all fines and other obligations have been cleared.

Library Collection Use

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

Did You Get to See Angel?

Accompanied by owner, librarian Andrea Schorr, Angel made her appearance during the Coffee Cookies and Canines event for students on May 8th.

Angel is a certified therapy dog and is available for other campus visits along with her partner June. For more information on booking this library therapy dog team for your event, contact Andrea Schorr at 210-567-2440/schorr@uthscsa.edu or Dana Whitmire at 210-567-2464/whitmired@uthscsa.edu.

Did You Know? You can reserve The Hub!

For group meetings or demonstrations, The Hub on the 3rd floor of the library is available for reservations through the new library room reservation system.

The Hub is set up with a Multimedia Station computer for your convenience. If other equipment (virtual reality headset, multimedia computer login, etc.) is needed, please see the Circulation Desk. Groups may also supply their own laptop which can be connected to the TV located in The Hub.

Library staff offer help and support with setup in The Hub. To schedule a demo, contact Kelley Minars (210) 567-2483.

Click the Reserve a Study Room button on the library’s home page, select Library 3rd floor, conference room.

Earth Day Celebration

The Briscoe Library joined in on UT Health San Antonio’s Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 21. The Green Initiatives Committee sponsored this celebration to raise awareness about the environment, promote sustainability, reduce waste and improve efficiency. The library joined a number of other exhibitors in the Lecture Hall Commons with a table promoting resources from the National Library of Medicine, as well as environmental health resources and databases available through UT Health San Antonio Libraries.

Students, faculty, and staff came out to visit the library’s booth and received information on some of the following environmental health resources:

NLM’s TOXNET

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Agricultural Online Access (AGRICOLA)

GreenFILE

International Programme on Chemical Safety (INCHEM)

Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

Exercise Desks Coming to the Library!

Due to the requests of students, the library will be installing one treadmill desk and three bike desks (two designs) on the 5th floor this month. Usage will be monitored to determine the most popular options for possible future expansion.

     

Floor Plans: Briscoe Library

The Briscoe Library has four floors, numbered 2 through 5. The main entrance is on the 3rd floor. The library is open 24/7/365 for UT Health students, faculty, and staff.

Second Floor

Library Classrooms Map and Floor Plan

The 2nd floor offers ten lecture classrooms and three small group study rooms. Assistance with the classrooms is provided by the MD Labs office, located on the 2nd floor. The 2nd floor classrooms are available as a 24 hour study space. Study space is restricted to UT Health Science Center students, faculty and staff. A card reader entrance located near the 2nd floor lecture hall provides 24 hour access to the classrooms.

The 2nd floor rooms can be reserved through University Scheduling for daytime use up to 6 pm. The rooms can be reserved for group study from 6 pm to 7 am through the library’s Room Reservation system. The Library Computer Classroom, Room 2.011, can be reserved for classes through the library’s Room Reservation system.

Third Floor

The Briscoe Library main entrance is on the 3rd floor. The Reserve collection, Circulation Desk, Library Liaisons, and the Library Administration office are also on this floor. Wireless internet is available on every floor.

Library computers (PC and Mac), and multi-purpose copy/print/scan machines are located on the 3rd floor in the Information Commons. Nine group study rooms along the windows facing the parking lot are available by reservation.

Fourth Floor

A reduced collection of print journals and books is shelved on the fourth floor. The library also has a substantial e-book collection and 100% of the library’s current journal subscriptions are available online.

The Office of Academic Assessment and Effectiveness (Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs), and the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics (Long School of Medicine) are located on this floor. The Collaboratory (Room 4.074) can be reserved for classes, meetings or large group study at this website.

Fifth Floor

The Library’s Special Collections is available by appointment by calling 210-567-2403.  The Howe Conference Room can be reserved for meetings at this website.  The Long School of Medicine Office of Undergraduate Medical Education is also on this floor. Group study rooms are available by reservation.

Full House for Nixon Lecture by Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Lecture Series continued in the new year with a full house for speaker Ronald Stewart, MD, FACS on the topic History of EMS and Trauma Systems. Dr. Stewart graduated from medical school and completed his surgical residency at UT Health at San Antonio. Following residency, he completed a two-year Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He currently serves as the UT Health Professor and Chair/Dr. Witten B. Russ Chair in Surgery. Since 1996 Dr. Stewart has served as the Board Chair of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma. In May 2000, Governor George W. Bush appointed Dr. Stewart to the Governor’s Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Advisory Council where he has served since that time. He currently is the Vice Chair and the senior member of the Council. He served as the chair of the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma for six years and followed for another six years as the ACS COT Region VI Chief (Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas). He currently serves on the national ACS Committee on Trauma.

Next in the series of lectures is the Experiences of a Congenital Heart Surgeon with speaker John Calhoon, M.D. on Wednesday February 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Howe Conference Room, 5th floor of Briscoe Library. Register here.

Future Health Science Students Tour Briscoe Library

In April and May, students interested in health science careers from the San Antonio Cornerstone Christian Academy and Eagle Pass students in the Southwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) College Enrichment Program, came to Briscoe Library to become more familiar with a health science library. Students learned about health science resources, were able to visit student study areas, and were treated to a virtual reality and 3-D printing demonstration in The Hub.

Cornerstone Christian Academy Students with Librarian Kelley Minars and Library Assistant Diane Fotinos

Southwest Area Health Education Center College Enrichment Program students

Get Help

Contact

Reference

Briscoe Library

    • 210-567-2440

Laredo Regional Campus Library

Library Hours

Library Hours & Holiday Schedule
Drop-in help from a librarian is available Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Liaison Librarians

School of Medicine & Graduate School
Chris Gaspard
Book an Appointment
sifuentes@uthscsa.edu
210-567-2429
Chris’Guides

School of Health Professions
Rebecca Ajtai
Book an Appointment
ajtai@uthscsa.edu
210-567-2428

School of Nursing
Emme Lopez
Book an Appointment
lopeze13@uthscsa.edu
210-450-8124
Emme’s Guides

School of Dentistry
vacant
askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu
210-567-2450

 

Get Some Exercise at the Library!

Did you know that you can exercise and study at the same time?

Well, now you can, and you will have a great view of our beautiful campus!

Come to the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library to check out the new equipment.

There are 3 exercise bikes with attached desk-tops that can be used night or day, 24/7/365.

Standing power hubs are also available to charge your phone or laptop while you are exercising.

Stay tuned for a treadmill desk coming soon.