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Medical and Research Library

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DSHS Library & Information Science program is temporarily closed to visitors. Library staff may be reached during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, by email at library@dshs.texas.gov. For a listing of all online resources available through the library, please download the Library Services handout.
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The Medical and Research Library at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) exists primarily to serve researchers, counselors, and medical practitioners working for or through the Texas Health and Human Services Enterprise (HHS). The library also addresses the general reference, staff development and information needs of HHS employees and assists students, other state employees and members of the public in Texas who require health-related information.

The Medical and Research Library acquires, organizes and maintains a collection of materials in both print and electronic formats; locates and retrieves documents; and provides assistance and training necessary to access and use information resources and services. Staff also provide current awareness services in support of the research activities of HHS employees.

The Texas Department of State Health Services Medical and Research Library's hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday except for State of Texas holidays.


Looking for a Complete Collection of the Library's Electronic Resources? Find them with TDNet eResources!

TDNet is the Library's electronic resources management system. You can locate all library ejournals (25,000+), ebooks (30,000+) and databases (70). Be sure to check out the eResources! 

*For HHS employees only 

Contact Information:

Physical Address:
Medical and Research Library, Mail Code 1955
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street, Moreton Building, Room M-652
(see Central Campus-Austin map)
Austin, TX 78756-3199

Postal Service Mailing Address:
Medical and Research Library, MC 1955
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Telephone: 512-776-7559
Toll-free: 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7559
Fax: 512-776-7474
Email: library@dshs.texas.gov 

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Last updated March 17, 2021