The Baylor Health Sciences Library is located between Truett Hospital and Texas A&M University College of Dentistry.

Hours

  • Mon-Thurs 7am-10pm
  • Friday 7am-6pm
  • Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Sunday 1pm-10pm
  • Holiday hours will be posted

Library Contact Information

The Baylor Health Sciences Library offers a full range of services and resources in support of the educational, research and clinical programs of the College.

The Library maintains a dental and medical collection of over 8,000 print volumes, over 20,000 electronic journal subscriptions, over 180,000 electronic books and over 140 databases, including Ovid MEDLINE; Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source; CINAHL; Anatomy TV-Dentistry; LexiComp Online for Dentistry; BoardVitals for NBDE I, NBDE II, and NBDHE question banks; Scopus; ClinicalKey; Cochrane Library; and others. The Library’s electronic resources are available for through the Library’s website on or off campus (see the Library’s FAQs page for more information about resource access). All dental school faculty and students have access to all library services, including book checkout, interlibrary loan, mediated database searching, and direct checkout privileges at libraries throughout Texas (including all libraries within the TAMUS) via the TexShare program. Further information regarding the Library’s collections and services may be found on the Library’s FAQs page.

The Library occupies 3,700 square feet. Study space for 104 people is available. The Library also houses an instructional computer laboratory (ICL) with 33 computers available for College faculty, staff and student use and an additional 14 computers in the Library’s group study area. The Library is open seven days per week (88 hours), from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The Library staff includes 6 professional librarians and 8 support staff. The Library offers a variety of classes throughout the year, as well as one-on-one and small group instruction sessions, which can be requested using the Library’s request form. The Library maintains a kiosk of tip sheets and electronic tutorials for those who prefer self-directed learning. Librarians regularly teach sections in a variety of dental college courses and are frequently enlisted by faculty to work with individuals or classes on research projects. The Library is committed to ensuring that all dental college students learn to effectively access information in a variety of formats; this is the core of the Library’s mission and goals.