Learning Resource Center

Contact Information



The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
6431 Fannin Street, Suite MSB G200
Houston, Texas 77030
f: 713.500.0556

Open Hours
Medical Students: 24/7
All Others: While circulation desk is staffed

Monday–Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Satellite Learning Resource Center
Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital
UT Annex, Room 213
5656 Kelley Street
Houston, Texas 77026

Open Hours
Medical Students: 24/7

Learning Resource Center Help Desk

News and Updates

Secure Texting between MSIIIs, MSIVs and Residents during Clinical Rotations

TigertextMSIII and MSIV students should download an application from TigerText to their mobile device(s) and use it to send/receive encrypted and HIPAA compliant text messages, etc. Texting offered by wireless service providers and social media sites does not have the necessary security controls and should not be used for communication of sensitive information. UTHSC is making this application free-of-charge to all MSIII, MS IV and Residents.

To start using TigerText, follow these steps:

  • Open the TigerText Terms of Use Acknowledgement page.
  • Follow instructions to complete the following:
    • Accept TigerText terms of use.
    • Receive a temporary password.
    • Install AirWatch.
    • Install TigerText.
    • Change the assigned password to one of your own choice.

For more information, visit the TigerText page.

TMC Library Study Hub



A new student study lounge is now available for student use. The Study Hub is located on the street level of the library and includes flexible seating, group study rooms, and iMac computer stations.  Vending machines and a microwave are also available to keep you fueled while you work. For more information on the TMC Library and its hours, please see the library website.




TMC Library





Emily Couvilon, MSIS has been designated as Liaison Librarian for the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Medical Students may contact Emily for help with any of the following:

  • Instruction on accessing library resources
  • Library orientations & customized classes by request
  • Literature searches
  • Research consultations
  • Systematic reviews
  • Creating research guides on specific topics
  • Requests for new electronic journals, databases or eBooks
  • Citation management for papers and article organization





LRC has arranged for free subscription to Epocrates Essentials.
Visit https://www.epocrates.com/account.do?mode=summary to first register an account.

To download the app,
Visit http://www.epocrates.com/e/edu/medstudents?CID=MDSchools

FREE Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) eBook

To download your free PDR eBook, please stop by LRC front desk to get the PDR Network ID for registration.

Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) eBook



LRC UptoDate

UpToDate is available to all clinicians, staff, residents, fellows, and students at UT Health and Memorial Hermann at: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/search

“We are pleased to again offer the leading evidence-based clinical decision resource UpToDate to all UT employees and students,” said Dr. James Griffiths, UT Physicians chief technology officer.  “This tool has been one of the most requested items by residents and students even to the point of a petition drive in the past.”

Users may access the system via any internal hospital or clinic computer as well through phone/tablet app or home computer.  Once logged in to the UT domain, users will be able to register with UpToDate, receive their UN?PW from UpToDate  and activate the mobile app with it.  While in the UT domain, UT employees and students can just click on the login/register button to set up UpToDate.

Register for a username and password to get mobile app for iOS, Android or Windows 8 devices. To register an account, visit: https://www.uptodate.com/login-register

To access from the web, visit : http://www.uptodate.com/contents/search

For iPhone App, visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uptodate/id334265345?mt=8

For Android App, Visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uptodate.android&hl=en

For Windows App, Visit: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/uptodate/8d4b67a6-2939-4ac8-b78d-8c8825483511

Check Pager Directory

MS 3 and 4 students: Please check your listing in the Pager Directory. For updates, corrections or errors, contact the LRC at 713-500-5145 or send an email to Renata.Kalita@uth.tmc.edu

Satellite LRC @ LBJ

Satellite-LRCA satellite Learning Resource Center is now open at the LBJ Hospital on the second floor of the UTHealth Annex, Room 213. It has 16 individually partitioned study carrels with UT-configured desktop computer systems, wireless connectivity, group seating for up to eight, network scanner and core texts in support of curricular requirements of third- and fourth-year clerkships and rotations.

The LRC is open 24/7 for medical students with a valid LBJ ID badge. Food is not allowed and only beverages in closed containers are permitted. For the convenience of students, a breakout room and lockers are available adjacent to the LRC.


Art Gallery

Students are invited to exhibit their artwork, including photographs, paintings, etc. in the LRC Art Gallery. In most cases, the LRC will provide picture frames and assist with the reproduction of digital images. Please call 713.500.5146 for further details.

New Instructional Resources

Newer editions of core texts, course syllabi, and instructional resources have recently been added to the collection. Students are encouraged to come behind the circulation to browse the collection. Recommendations for additions to the collection are welcomed.