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Briscoe Library Room Guidelines

Howe (LIB 5.070)

Capacity: 20

Availability: Must be reserved for meetings. Open for study when not reserved. Set up for training events using laptops must be arranged with the UT Health IT Service Desk.

Reservations: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Features: Wireless; podium; laptop; projector; general conference/meeting room. Tables have built-in electrical outlets. 

Food and beverages

  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the Howe Conference Room due to the sensitive nature of the historical book collection located in the room. 


Persons using the conference room should note that it is located in a heavily used study area. Students have asked that persons entering/leaving the conference room be considerate and keep conversation outside of the conference room to a minimum. 

Book This Room

These guidelines are general and exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. The purpose of the Library's conference rooms is to support the programs and mission of the University.


Library conference rooms are for the use of UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, and staff. The requestor must be affiliated with UT Health, and the program must be sponsored by either a department or organization affiliated with UT Health.


  • The Howe Conference Room is reserved on a first come/first served basis.
  • To make a reservation, fill out the Reservation Request form. Contact 210-567-2440 or email with questions.
  • Library classrooms may not be reserved more than four times per month, or more than 20 hours per month, for a single course (or workshop/workshop series) or group meeting.

Furniture in the conference room may be rearranged. All tables must be unplugged before they are moved and they must be returned to their original configuration and plugged in at the conclusion of the meeting. Departments will be called to return room back to its original setting if this has not been done before 5:00 PM. Extra furniture may not be stored in the fire exit stairwell for safety reasons. 

Because the conference room is located on a fire exit route, it cannot be locked; therefore equipment or valuables should not be left unattended. Entrances and exits must not be blocked with tables, chairs, extension cords, etc. 

Library staff may occasionally need to retrieve books from the conference room while a meeting is in progress. Although staff will try to hold requests for books until after meetings are concluded, they will enter if necessary. 

Restrooms are located next to the main elevators on each floor. The library's staff room telephone may not be used and staff are not responsible for taking messages. Mobile telephones may be used only in the hall near public restrooms. 

Library staff do not provide equipment setup or support services. A/V Classroom Support provides support for the following:

  • Equipment setup, including laptops, projectors, whiteboards, flipcharts
  • Projectionist services
  • Computer support
  • Software installation

Contact (210) 567-2214 or email Allow at least one week prior to scheduled class. 

Problems with personal computers or equipment should be reported to the IMS Service Desk at 210-567-7777.