The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library was founded in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in 1949. Two existing medical libraries, the Houston Academy of Medicine (HAM) and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) combined their collections to better serve physicians in Harris County and teaching and research programs at Baylor. In 2011 the Library's Board of Directors voted to approve a new doing business as name The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library. The official library name remains the same.
The HAM brought nearly 18,000 volumes to the 1949 merger, while BCM brought almost 16,000 volumes. In 1954 the Library moved from the Roy and Lillie Cullen Building of BCM into the new Jesse H. Jones Library Building.
The staff of The TMC Library would like to extend a warm welcome to all new faculty, residents, interns, fellows and students from all the institutions in the TMC. Whether you are a new student or are starting another year, the Library has much to offer. The Library is dedicated to providing excellent collections and services in support of the research, education and patient care programs of the TMC and the Houston area.
Library collections are available in print and/or electronic formats, currently providing access to:
9,195 Electronic Books
15,160 Electronic Journals, including 7,155 current subscriptions
134,768 Print Volumes (Not Counting Rare Books)
198,072 Bound Journal Volumes
Electronic access is available from library computers, and according to your level of authorization, from other TMC institutions, from home or abroad.