The Health Sciences Center Library Administration offers a variety of services that facilitate the effective use of information resources on campus and at remote sites.


- Implement library policies on HSCL members.

- Register for borrowing privileges.

- Assist patrons in using library catalog.

- Place course materials on reserve.

Reference and Information

- Answer reference queries.

- Assist in the use of library resources.

- Perform citation verification for bibliographies.

- Perform mediated literature search.

- Instruct patrons on database selection and use.

Training Library Instruction

- Provide instruction, consultation, training sessions, guided tours and orientation programs on HSCLA resources.

- Offer course-related bibliographic and full-text group instruction as well as one-to-one instruction on accessing online information.

- Formal sessions scheduled by the library for searching databases and other electronic resources.

- Formal sessions arranged by faculty for HSC classes.

- Provide Guides and Tutorials on the use of library resources from LibTutor.

Electronic Current Awareness

- Set up a personal profile with a number of services to receive regular updates on new publications.

- Table of contents (TOC) alerting for new issues of specific journals.

- Many HSCLA databases deliver current developments and news in clinical medicine.

Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery

- Obtain materials articles not available in the HSC Library.

- Check HSCLA Catalogue , HSCLA Databases prior to requesting materials from commercial suppliers.

- The expected turnaround time for a journal article is 48 hours.


- Staff-assisted photocopying is available from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

- Photocopy requests are usually completed within one working day.