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The Medical Sciences Library (MSL) in College Station serves the informational needs of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine, College of Nursing and School of Public Health. The MSL includes more than 100,000 volumes of journals and books in print and electronic formats. The library receives more than 1,800 subscriptions to American and international biomedical journals, with MEDLINE and other health sciences databases also accessible online.

The Clinical Learning Resource Center is the primary study facility for students in the College of Medicine. Located on the Bryan and Temple campuses, the CLRC staff helps students study for lectures, quizzes, exams and the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam. There are 2,500 items available for checkout and reserve, computers with medical education programs, computer labs, SMART-board-equipped study rooms, individual and group study rooms, trainings for computer programs and educational software, and assistance with residency preparation and multimedia production.

The Richard D. Haines Medical Library is located at the Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic in Temple. All Texas A&M Health Science Center students have access to Haines Library's collection of 8,960 books and more than 980 current journal subscriptions. This library also houses the Scott and White Archives, which include correspondence, photographs, organizational records, oral histories, press releases, manuscripts, moulages, artifacts and articles written by Scott & White staff.

The Baylor Health Sciences Library (BHSL) at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas provides access to a variety of information sources and services. The library contains approximately 32,000 volumes and 600 current journal titles and provides access to a variety of electronic resources including Ovid MEDLINE, HealthSTAR, CINAHL, ABI/Inform and ERIC. The Instructional Computer Laboratory (ICL) at BHSL is a PC-based classroom with video projection and multimedia equipment. The lab is designed for hands-on, computer-based instruction to small groups of students. When not in use, the ICL is available for self-directed learning.

The Sterling C. Evans Library is located at the center of the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Evans Library houses more than 2.6 million volumes, 4.7 million microforms and 29,600 serials. All TAMHSC students can access online resources from Evans. Students outside the area can use a TexShare library card to check out up to five books at a time. Educational Media Services (sixth floor) provides audiovisual equipment and multimedia resources for student use. The computer lab provides more than 60 Mac and Windows computers.

Texas A&M University Libraries participate in TexShare, a cooperative program designed to improve library service to Texans. A TexShare Card provides patrons with borrowing privileges from more than 500 participating libraries across the state, offering a broader range of materials and services than any single library can provide. TexShare focuses on the efficient sharing of library holdings, with an emphasis on electronic information resources and traditional collections of books and journals.

Last edited by: werchan 09/10/2014

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