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Welcome to the TMC Library!: Visitor Information

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Visitor Access Privileges

Some important things about visitor access privileges:

  • The TMC Library is a non-profit library funded by various Texas Medical Center Institutions which means all our licensing agreements with publishers are negotiated with access for those institutions in mind. 

  • Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable allow visitors remote access to our electronic resources.

  • These restrictions are set by the licenses and if we are found in violation of them by granting illicit access, we could lose the resources completely.


  • Anyone who visits the library has full access to the libraries resources, both in print and online. 

First time here?

What you need to know when visiting the TMC Library


Bring a valid driver's license or ID. You will need this in order to get a visitor's badge!

A visitor's badge is required for the duration of your visit to the library. When you leave, turn in the badge.

If you want to access electronic journals and databases, stop by the Circulation Desk to request a Temporary Resource Access Username/Password.  

Additional Information:

  • Visitors are not granted remote access to our electronic resources. 
  • Printers and copiers are available with a .20 per page fee.
  • Scanners are free for use. 


Maps & Parking

Not sure how to get to the library? Select "View Larger Map" below to see the surrounding area and insert your location for directions.

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For parking information, visit the library's website. Or, click here for additional parking and transportation information. 

Library Information

Day Open Close
Monday-Thursday    7:00 a.m.      10:00 p.m.   
Friday 7:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

The Texas Medical Center Library
1133 John Freeman Blvd. Houston, TX 77030
T: 713.795.4200 
F: 713.790.7052