The Health Sciences Library supports the university’s instructional, research, and clinical missions through a collection of print and online journals, books, online databases and multimedia resources. The library has approximately 25 staff members available to assist students with a variety of needs including accessing library resources and utilizing space within the library.

The Health Sciences Library is in the Lamar Alexander Building located at 877 Madison Avenue. The Library’s entrance is on the second floor. The Library occupies floors 2-5 in the Alexander Building. In an effort to enhance access and security, the library has a card-swipe entry system at the main entrance on the second floor. So be sure to bring your UTHSC ID badge along with you when visiting the library.

To check out library materials and access the full range of services offered by the Health Sciences Library, you must have a current UTHSC NetID. Data for all current students are loaded into the library database monthly. Once your information has been added, you should be able to log into your library account with your UTHSC NetID and password.

The library’s website provides access to online databases, electronic books and journals.  When accessing these resources from off campus locations, you will be prompted to enter your NetID and password.  It is important to remember that access to online journals, books, and bibliographic databases is limited to current UTHSC students, staff, and faculty.

The Health Sciences Library subscribes to print journals as well as provides access to almost 7,730 electronic journals. Links to the most popular journals as well as a journal search link are accessible via the library’s home page.

The Health Sciences Library provides access to 50 online biomedical, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities databases that can be used to search for articles related to a specific topic. All databases and online resources such as Access Medicine, Clinical Key, PubMed, and Up-to-date are available from any campus computer. They can also be accessed off campus through the library’s website by logging in with your UTHSC NetID and password.

Whether virtually or on campus, the Health Sciences Library looks forward to serving you during your time at UTHSC. The library strives to provide an environment conducive to learning and the resources necessary for teaching, research, clinical care and service. Please contact the Health Sciences Library with any questions you have related to the resources or services they provide.


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Teaching and Learning Center
920 Madison Ave Ste 424