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A significant collection in the history of the biomedical sciences. 

Books     = 30-day checkout period
Journals = 2-week checkout period
Fines       = $1.00 per day.

To renew or review checkouts and fines, use the Renew Books link and:

1. Enter your Letter + Badge Number
     P - Students (P000099999)
     C - Employees (C99999)
     S - Shriners Hospital
     X -  Visitors
2. Enter your Last Name
3. Click the Log in button.

Note: Renewals may be denied if you have outstanding fines or another client has requested the item.

Circulation  - 409-772-2385


Library Classes

The Library offers free, hands-on classes covering database searching and the Internet, which are held in the Carruth Room (Rm. 233 on the second floor in the library unless otherwise indicated).   

Customized classes are available if your training needs cannot be met by the regular class schedule.  Contact the Reference Department to arrange a special session.


Course Reserves

Reserve materials chosen by faculty (for students in their classes) may be placed on reserve in the Library, 2nd floor Circulation Desk.   Please bring a completed form to the 2nd floor Circulation Desk. 

Additional information:  Library Reserve Policy, Copyright and Reserves

see All guides and Tutorials

Use ILLiad to request articles from our library or articles/books not available at our library.  This service is free but limited to UTMB faculty, staff and students.  ILLiad requires registration (create your own).


Literature Searching

Librarians use their expertise to select the right database and generate a list of references and abstracts (when available) tailored to your specific interests.  If the topic is one of ongoing interest, the search can be set up as an alert so that regular updates are sent automatically.

Although 24 hours is the departmental standard for finishing searches, most searches are started immediately and sent as soon as completed. Actual times may vary depending on time of receipt, staff availability, system availability and the complexity of the search(es).

Expert search assistance is also available for those wishing to do their own searches.  Reference Librarians will:

  • help you choose the right resources for your search
  • work with you to fine-tune your search strategies
  • assist you in locating print and other resources
  • answer other information-related questions.
  • be your advocate for issues relating to the library's collection
  • help you find and use key bibliographic tools in your area
  • See the Class Schedule for searching instruction

Free to UTMB faculty, staff, students

Library subscribed databases - $35 service charge

Librarians - Reference Desk  409-772-2372

   Julie Trumble - 409-772-3642       Tara Atkins          - 409-772-6312
   Janet Burk       - 409-772-2386       Anne Howard     - 409-772-2446


Pay-per-search databases - $35 service charge + charges incurred while searching


Printing and Photocopying

Printers and photocopier/scanners are located on the 2nd floor of the Library.  Printers are also available in the Jamail Student Center.  The same copy card operates both types of equipment. 

Purchase or add value to copy cards at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Printing or
$0.05 per page
Wireless Printing $0.05 per page

Privileges at Other Libraries

The Moody Medical Library participates in reciprocal borrowing privileges among cardholders of the member libraries.

Texas Health Science Libraries Consortium (THSLC)
a collaboration of health science libraries in the Houston-Galveston area and includes those libraries, which share the THSLC Library Online Catalog.

Requires no special card--just a UTMB ID and driver's license.

  • Houston Academy of Medicine/Texas Medical Center Library
  • University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston Library
  • University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Public Health Library
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Research Medical Library
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Moody Medical Library

a consortium of Texas libraries joining together to share materials, purchase online resources, and combine staff expertise. TexShare services are available to patrons of participating member libraries all across Texas.

Lending libraries typically require a UTMB ID, driver's license, and a TexShare Card.

  • Eligible patrons of Texas public and academic libraries in good standing are allowed to directly borrow materials from participating TexShare libraries across Texas.
  • Request TexShare library cards at Moody Medical Library's Circulation desk (409-772-2385).

The Library welcomes suggestions for book and journal purchases, however, Library purchases are dependent on appropriateness for the collection(s) and funds available.

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This service is restricted to UTMB faculty, staff, and students.


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