About the TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences
Harrington Library of the Health Sciences
- Welcome to the TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences
- Harrington Library of the Health Sciences
- Circulation Policies
- Interlibrary Loan
- Group Study Rooms
- Print Collections
- Reference Services
- Outreach Services
- Friends of the Library
- Libraries' Home Page
- Persons with Disabilities
- Patron Ethics & Responsibilities
- Basic Book Classifications
- Numbers to Call
- Floor Plans
1400 Wallace Blvd.
Amarillo, TX 79106-1708
|Monday - Thursday||7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
Special Holiday hours are posted in the Library, or by calling the Circulation Dept., 806-354-5448.
WELCOME TO THE TTUHSC LIBRARIES OF THE HEALTH SCIENCESReturn to top
The Amarillo campus of TTUHSC is home to the Harrington Library of the Health Sciences, one of the four-campus, four-library array of the Health Sciences Center. Along with the other three libraries of the multi-campus system located in Lubbock, Odessa, and El Paso, the TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences collectively form one of the Resource Libraries of the National Library of Medicine/South Central Region. While they exist primarily to meet the biomedical and health care information needs of the TTUHSC students, faculty, and staff, the libraries also serve the wider non-affiliated biomedical community of West Texas, as well as the citizenry of Texas, with a wide variety of information services.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center supports the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Allied Health at its Amarillo campus. In all, the four campus libraries provide information support to over 3,000 employees, 1719 students, and 503 residents, as well as to a large number of unaffiliated health care personnel scattered throughout West Texas.
The library was formally named the Harrington Library of the Health Sciences in April, 1981. Don and Sybil Harrington were prominent Amarillo philanthropists concerned with quality health care in the Panhandle and were instrumental in the development of the regional medical center.
We hope that you will find the libraries of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center convenient, well equipped and ready to meet your information needs.
Director of Libraries
Unit Associate Director of Libraries
HARRINGTON LIBRARY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCESReturn to top
The Harrington Library of the Health Sciences serves the TTUHSC Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Allied Health. As the major resource of clinical information in West Texas, the library also serves health professionals throughout the area.
Checkout privileges are available for faculty, staff and students of TTUHSC, as well as for faculty and graduate students of Texas Tech University. Friends of the Library and contract members also have checkout privileges. On-site use of the collection is available to the general public.
For additional information concerning access to services, please contact Cheryl Simonsen, Unit Associate Director, 806-354-5447.GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR LIBRARY USE:
- Drinks are permitted in the Library; food is not permitted.
- Returning clinical pages takes priority over any other use of Library house phones.
- Please be considerate of those near you if you carry a cell phone.
- Children must be under the direct and constant supervision of an adult so as not to be a disturbance.
- For your protection, don't leave your personal possessions unattended.
CIRCULATION POLICIESReturn to top
- The first card is issued at no charge.
- Loan period for regular items is two weeks.
- Reserve items have a loan period ranging from two hours to two weeks, as determined by the professor. Ask the circulation staff for details concerning any particular reserve item.
- Journals and reference items are available for in-house use only.
- Faculty may request a month's checkout period with one two-week renewal.
Two renewals are allowed by phone (806-354-5448) or in person. Exceptions are:
- If the item is overdue.
- If a HOLD has been placed on the item.
- Circulation counter.
- Book drop outside the first level entrance to 1400 Wallace Blvd.
- Book drop between the SOM and SOP buildings
- General collection items--$ .50 per day per item after a three-day grace period.
- Reserve items--$ .50 per hour per item.
- Loss of library privileges until paid.
- Cost of the material
- Processing fee ($25.00)
- Accrued fines.
CHANGE OF NAME AND/OR ADDRESS:
- Notify the circulation staff when you have a name, address, phone number, pager, or e-mail address change.
PHOTOCOPYReturn to top
Self service copies using the photocopier in the library are $0.10 per page
Copy services offered by the Interlibrary Loan staff for materials in this library are available for a fee of $ .25 per page (or $ .50 per page, rush) to authorized users and may be charged to a department account or paid on an individual cash/check basis.
STACKSReturn to top
DO NOT reshelve books and journals. It is time-consuming for you and usage statistics cannot be collected by staff if patrons reshelve. Place items on any available shelf or table. Library staff will retrieve, record and reshelve the items.
Library staff will assist you if you have difficulty locating materials.
INTERLIBRARY LOANReturn to top
The ILL office is staffed 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (telephone: 806-354-5797). ILL requests may be left at the Circulation or Reference Desks all hours the Library is open.
Interlibrary Loan service is available to all TTUHSC affiliated library users requiring books, photocopies of journal articles, or audiovisuals not available in the Harrington Library. Request forms are available for patrons to complete and sign in the ILL office or at the Circulation counter during evenings and weekends. Interlibrary Loan requests may also be submitted using the Online ILL Request form available through the Libraries' home page.NOTE:
Requests made after 4:00 p.m. are normally processed the following work day, except in the case of a clinical emergency.
When borrowing from other units of the TTUHSC Libraries, the following fees apply:
- Books: free.
- Journal articles: $.25/page (maximum fee: $4.00)
- Audiovisuals: $2.00/item
- Rush delivery: $.50/page (maximum fee: $10.00)
- Books: $4.00/item
- Journal articles: $4.00/item
- Audiovisuals: $4.00/item
- Rush delivery of any item (for clinical emergencies only): $10.00
- Books: $8.00/item
- Journal articles: $8.00/item
- Audiovisuals: $8.00/item
- Rush delivery of any item (for clinical emergencies only): $10.00
- Materials are received in approximately 2-5 working days for routine requests.
- RUSH requests are normally received within 24 working hours.
- Materials are received in approximately 7 to 10 working days.
- RUSH requests are usually received within 24 working hours.
- Processed immediately with a goal of 1 hour turnaround time.
- Patrons are notified by phone when items are received.
- Pick up is at the Circulation counter.
- Cash/check is required at pickup unless a departmental account number is provided on the request.
LOANSOME DOC: For information concerning Loansome Doc agreements, contact Ronetta Mills (806-354-5797) or Cheryl Simonsen (806-354-5581).
GROUP STUDY ROOMSReturn to top
The Library has one Conference room which can be used by TTUHSC students for group study. This room may be reserved by calling the Circulation Dept., 806-354-5448. This room is equipped with a dry board, dry markers, and an eraser. Internet hookup is available.
Individual study carrels are located around the perimeter of the first and second floors of the Library. On the 2nd floor, 11 study areas are outfitted with Internet hook-up for laptop computers.
A computer lab, maintained by the Computer Services Department, is available on the second floor of the Library. These computers may be used by TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students for Internet searching, e-mail and word processing.
PRINT COLLECTIONSReturn to top
All books are shelved on the second floor of the Library, according to the National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress call numbers.
All journals are shelved alphabetically by title on the first floor of the Library. A current issue display shelf is adjacent to the elevator.
Reserves are located at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.
REFERENCE SERVICESReturn to top
- Reference librarians are available: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- They are available in person in the library and can also be contacted by e-mail, phone, or FAX. (Contact information below.)
- Reference Librarians can help patrons do research using online databases, Internet resources, and print resources.
- They can perform individualized searches upon request for a fee for authorized users.
- Orientations and tours are available either for groups or individuals.
- Consultation, individual training, or group training is available for a variety of online databases, including PubMed. (Contact information below.)
The Harrington Library offers a graduate course in the School of Medicine. "IFM01: Biomedical Information Management" is an elective course for fourth year medical students. The course covers pharmaceutical resources for medical students (including MICROMEDEX, TOXNET, fda.gov); advanced searching of PubMed; MEDLINEplus; other governmental health resources (ClinicalTrials.gov; Guidelines.gov; Cancer.gov; CDC.gov); MDConsult; health statistics resources; and literature alert services. Course content is revised as necessary to meet the changing needs of the fourth year students.
OUTREACH SERVICESReturn to top
Outreach services focus on information needs of health professionals in the Texas Panhandle. Contract packages are available for institutions needing library or information services and document delivery. Contracts ensure optimum, efficient, and timely use of library services. Additional benefits include: borrowing privileges, Interlibrary Loan services, search training, Loansome Doc access, and online catalog access. Fees for contracts are based on the size of the institution and the services requested.
Individuals receive services through membership in Friends of the Library. (Contact information below.)
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARYReturn to top
The Friends of the Library program provides access to the services and collections of the TTUHSC Libraries for those individuals not affiliated with TTUHSC. The nonrefundable membership fee is $100 per year.Membership benefits include:
- Borrowing privileges at all four TTUHSC libraries.
- Computer search service (fee-based).
- Document delivery service.
- Interlibrary Loan services
- Search training.
- Loansome Doc access.
(Contact information below.)
LIBRARIES' HOME PAGEReturn to top
The Libraries' home page is accessible from any campus or off-campus location. Some links, however, will require registration through the TTUHSC proxy server. If prompted to do so, you will be required to enter your HSC eRaider username and password. Friends of the Library and contract users have access to the Library's electronic resources from computers located within the Library, but will not be able to access them from off-campus computers.Electronic resources available from the home page include:
- Catalog of library holdings.
- A broad range of databases covering medicine, nursing, biomedicine, allied health, pharmacy, psychology, consumer health, and general information.
- Access to electronic journals.
- Access to electronic books.
- Bibliographic management software.
Publisher and consortial group terms and conditions determine years of holdings to electronic journals.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIESReturn to top
Persons with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services are requested to contact the Circulation Dept., (806) 354-5448, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
PATRON ETHICS & RESPONSIBILITIESReturn to top
1. Those persons using the collections and services of the Harrington Library of the Health Sciences or TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences are reminded that violations of Copyright law (Title 17, United States Code) are criminal activities. This includes the "pirating," or illegal copying of software. Violators run the risk of arrest, substantial fine, and perhaps incarceration. Students discovered in such activities will be reported to their Deans and will be denied library privileges.
2. Attempts by patrons to coerce or otherwise force library staff to violate copyright law are similarly criminal activities, and will result in the suspension of library privileges for those involved. This library system strictly adheres to copyright guidelines and is a member of the CCC (Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.)
3. It is the responsibility of library staff to maintain and monitor the use of the library's computers. It is against library policy for computers maintained by the library to be used for personal use, including personal e-mail. Furthermore, it is illegal to use state property for private or financial gain.
4. Failure to cooperate with library policies regarding circulation, overdues, payment for library services, recalled materials, and computer or scanner usage will result in suspension or cancellation of all library privileges.
BASIC BOOK CLASSIFICATIONSReturn to top
|QW||Microbiology and Immunology|
|WB||Practice of Medicine|
|WD||300||Immunologic and Collagen Diseases. Hypersensitivity|
|WD||600||Diseases and Injuries Caused by Physical Agents|
|WD||700||Aviation and Space Medicine|
|WH||Hemic and Lymphatic Systems|
|WN||Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging|
|WT||Geriatrics. Chronic Disease|
|WU||Dentistry. Oral Surgery|
|WX||Hospitals and other Health Facilities|
|WZ||History of Medicine|
NUMBERS TO CALLReturn to top
|Conference Room, Reservation||806-354-5448|
|Friends of the Library||806-354-5448|
FLOOR PLANSReturn to top
Page last updated: February 18, 2010