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2020 Library Reopening during COVID-19: Library Services and Materials

Library Resources

Online Resources

Our online resources remain available, both on and off campus. Always start your search at the library website to ensure you have access to articles without encountering a paywall.

Books & Other Physical Materials
Until it is considered safe, books and other physical materials will not be available for checkout. 

Library materials for research, teaching, and learning
Briscoe Library will seek to deliver content virtually for all users whenever possible by doing the following: 

  • Prioritizing the purchase of content in electronic formats

  • Expanding digital document delivery by scanning materials across the collections

  • Digitizing materials for electronic reserves and purchasing new digital content for reserves

  • Expanding the digitization of materials from the special collections

  • Increasing support for open access and sustainable scholarship

Interlibrary Loan

Briscoe Library Interlibrary Loan services are currently limited to materials we can provide remotely. 

  • Article requests will be processed and filled electronically.

Library Events and Programs

  • All events sponsored or co-sponsored by Briscoe Library will be virtual. 

  • All library instruction will be virtual.

  • Groups from outside UT Health may not reserve or use meeting rooms in the library for in-person, non-instructional events.

Instruction and Assistance

Consultations, reference transactions, workshops and instruction will be provided remotely in order to support physical distancing guidelines. 

Contact any of our liaison librarians:

Get Help

Get Help link

Ask library staff about any question related to the library and its resources or services in a variety of ways. 

  • For library information, please call 210-567-2440 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • For reference and research support, please call 210-567-2450 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Chat online Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Email a question to us at

  • Access our many LibGuides for a wide variety of content on resources and services.

  • Watch the library website for updates on new resources and virtual events.

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