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News From the Libraries: November 2020

Briscoe Library Holiday Hours


Wed. 11/25 - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thurs. 11/26 - Closed (Thanksgiving)

Fri. 11/27 - Closed (Holiday)

Sat. 11/28 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (normal hours)

Sun. 11/29 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (normal hours)


Winter Break: 

Fri. 12/18 - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Planned power outage begins at 6:00 p.m.)

Sat. 12/19 - Closed (Power outage continues)

Sun. 12/20 - Closed (Power outage continues until 6:00 p.m.)

Mon. 12/21 - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Tues. 12/22 - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Wed. 12/23 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Thurs. 12/24 - Closed (Christmas Eve) 

Fri. 12/25 - Closed (Christmas Day) 

Sat. 12/26 - Closed 

Sun. 12/27 - Closed 

Mon. 12/28 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tues. 12/29 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wed. 12/30 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Thurs. 12/31 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Fri. 1/1 - Closed (New Year's Day) 

Sat. 1/2 - Closed 

Sun. 1/3 - Closed 

Mon. 1/4 - 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (normal hours resume) 

Our very best wishes to all for a healthy and happy holiday season!

Image of Research Begins December 1st

Briscoe Library is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Image of Research Photography Competition! This competition is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, and staff from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. The competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase the UT Health San Antonio community’s creative visual conceptualization of their research.

Submissions will be accepted from December 1st, 2020 through March 12th, 2021.

Visit for more info.

Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award

Enter to Win!

Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award

$500 First Place

$250 Second Place

$100 Third Place

*Invitation to present at the 2021 Nixon History of Medicine Lecture Series

Deadline: Midnight, February 15th, 2021

For more information on the award and judging criteria, please click here.

In recognition of the historical implications of the current world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, applicants this year are encouraged to consider topics related to the history of pandemics and history of health inequities.

This annual essay contest is sponsored by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library in memory of Danny Jones, MLS, former Head of Special Collections at the UT Health Briscoe Library and Past President of the Friends.

Student Appreciation Week Success

Briscoe Library's 4th Annual Student Appreciation Week (October 26th - October 30th) was a great success! While this year's week was a little different to previous years, our semi-virtual activities were fun for all who participated. We would like to say thank you to Student Life and the SGA, who donated wonderful prizes for our Student Appreciation Week winners! And a special thanks to Samantha Yee and Larry Broome with the SGA for their work in collaborating with the library to plan Student Appreciation Week activities!

Please enjoy a few photos from our #whyImask and Briscoe Buddies Pet Therapy activities during Student Appreciation Week.