The Health Sciences Center Library Administration offers a variety of services that facilitate the effective use of information resources on campus and at remote sites.

  • Implement library policies on HSCL members.
  • Register for borrowing privileges.
  • Assist patrons in using library catalog.
  • Place course materials on reserve.

Reference and Information
  • Answer reference queries.
  • Assist in the use of library resources.
  • Perform citation verification for bibliographies.
  • Perform mediated literature search.
  • Instruct patrons on database selection and use.

Training Library Instruction

1- Provide instruction, consultation, training sessions, guided tours and orientation programs on HSCLA resources.

2- offer course-related bibliographic and full-text group instruction as well as one-to-one instruction on accessing online information.

3- Formal sessions scheduled by the library for searching databases and other electronic resources.

4- Formal sessions arranged by faculty for HSC classes.

5- Provide Guides and Tutorials on the use of library resources from LibTutor..

Electronic Current Awareness
  • - Set up a personal profile with a number of services to receive regular updates on new publications.
  • - Table of contents (TOC) alerting for new issues of specific journals.
  • - Many HSCLA databases deliver current developments and news in clinical medicine.

Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery
  • - Obtain materials articles not available in the HSC Library.
  • - Check HSCLA Catalogue , HSCLA Databases prior to requesting materials from commercial suppliers.
  • - The expected turnaround time for a journal article is 48 hours.

  • - Staff-assisted photocopying is available from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • - Photocopy requests are usually completed within one working day.