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November 2013

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Update on the State of the Research Medical Library


On Thursday October 17th at 10:20 AM, an air conditioning duct fell on a sprinkler line and broke a pipe releasing 1500 gallons of water over the library’s print journals. In an effort to salvage the collection, 551 boxes of water-logged journals were sent to drying facilities to be freeze dried. The remaining dry journals were removed and are being stored in a climate controlled storage facility.  Carpet was removed to facilitate drying, sheet rock was repaired and re-painted, and lifts were used to repair the damage to the sprinkler system, air duct and ceiling tiles.


The physical library was re-opened on Monday, October 21nd with limited space. Due to the diligent and tireless efforts of MD Anderson’s amazing Facilities & EH&S departments, the library is hoping to be fully open this Thursday, November  7th.


Don’t forget that you can access our full-text journals through the library’s website, tablet site or the new Browzine app. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, order it for free through the ILLiad system.


We would like to thank the many people involved in the disaster recovery including UTPD, EH&S, Housekeeping, and Facilities Management for their quick response, and Dr. Bogler, Dr. Dmitrovsky and Dr. DePinho for their care and concern. We would like to especially thank our library users for their patience and support during the recovery.






Finding eBooks

The library has been growing its eBook Collection over the past year with new ebooks series including, Access Medicine textbooks, the Oncology Nursing Society, Springer, Elsevier and the Reference eBook collection. With these new collections, we’ve added “physical” eBooks within our print collection. These will help you discover books beyond our shelves. If you see a bookmark like the one on the right, feel free to take it and scan the code to access the eBook on your computer or mobile device.

If you have any questions, please stop by our Information Desk (7:30 am – 7:00 pm Mon-Fri) or contact us at or 713-792-2282.






Schedule of Classes & Webinars

Classes are held in the library classroom (FCT21.6008) unless otherwise noted.  Find the latest class schedule, class descriptions, and links here.

Webinars are live online classes that can be viewed from your desktop. Check out our upcoming webinars and archived webinars.

If you have questions about classes, please contact the Library at or 713-792-2282.

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