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A landmark facility at the top of the T. Boone Pickens Academic Tower, the Research Medical Library is central to the research, teaching and learning activities that help make MD Anderson the world-leading comprehensive cancer center for which it is known.

Library staff members are active partners in assisting thousands of faculty members, students, residents and fellows as they conduct research, pursue answers and collaborate in Making Cancer History ®.

Your place for:

  • Research consultations
  • Collaborative work
  • Training using online resources
  • Teleconference meeting events
  • Institutional archives and special collections
  • Quiet reflection and contemplation of intellectual pursuits


  • 75,650 books in all formats
  • More than 1,500 rare books dating back to the sixteenth century, early journals and other publications on the history of cancer
  • 5,467 full-text electronic journals
  • 100-plus online databases
Client Demographics:

  • Primary clientele includes more than 17,000 faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows
  • Clients made more than 95,775 in-person visits to the Research Medical Library


Pickens Tower:

    • Occupies entire 21st floor of the T. Boone Pickens Academic Tower:18,173 assignable square feet
    • Collaborative classroom with 18 laptop computers
    • Video conference/seminar room
    • Three group study rooms equipped with a computer, whiteboard and seating for six
    • 46 public computer workstations
    • 166 total seating capacity

  • Research Medical Library
  • The University of Texas
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Pickens Academic Tower
  • 1400 Pressler Street, 21st floor
    Houston, Texas 77030-3722
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  • Library hours:
  • Monday - Friday
    7:30 am to 6:00 pm
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