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Library of the Health Sciences

800 West Fourth Street
Odessa, TX 79763

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Special Holiday hours are posted in the Library, or by calling the Circulation Dept., 432-703-5036.

Important Numbers

Main Library Number 432-703-5036
Interlibrary Loan 432-703-5033
Reference Services 432-703-5035
Fax 432-335-5170


  • General Collection materials circulate for two weeks and may be renewed twice for additional two week periods
  • Audiovisual materials circulate for varying periods
  • Borrowed items may be renewed by phone (432-703-5036)
  • Overdue items may not be renewed
  • Maximum 12 items
  • Journals and Reference materials do not circulate
  • Overdue General Collection or Audiovisual items accrue fines of $.50 per day per item
  • Overdue Reserve items accrue fines at $.50 per hour per item
  • In an effort to help patrons avoid overdue fines, courtesy reminder notices will be sent via e-mail two days prior to the day the items are due. However, patrons are responsible for returning items on time, as well as any fines accrued, even if a notice was not received.
  • Lost items are billed at cost of the item, plus $25.00 handling fee, plus accrued fines. The Koha system already calculates the cost of the book along with the $25.00 handling fee. If the lost item is found, the patron should return it to the library and the previous transaction becomes a donation. The library does not refund money for lost items if and when they are found.
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended until all overdue items are returned and all fines are paid
  • For your protection, don't leave your personal possessions unattended. Due to liability risks, circulation staff will not be responsible for watching patron property. The patron is responsible for their own property.

Reference Service

A reference librarian is available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in person by calling 432-703-5035. Virtual Reference Librarian is available on the library's web page.

Electronic Resources

Always access the following electronic resources from the Libraries' home page

  • Detailed 3-D models in human anatomy

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

  • Nursing & allied health literature database

DynaMed Plus

  • Point-of-care EBM information

E-Journals & Gold Rush

  • Electronic journals available through Gold Rush


  • Medical, allied health, & science e-books from AccessMedicine, ebrary, STAT!Ref, and MD Consult

Esential Evidence Plus (formerly InfoPOEMs®)

  • Access to POEMs®, EBM guidelines, clinical calculators, and mobile downloads


  • Exam preparation for the USMLE/board exams


  • Information on drugs, diseases, alternative medicines, and toxicology management
  • Medical calculators and drug interaction tools

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

  • Evidence-based information on natural medicines

Netter Presenter

  • Electronic version of Netter's medical illustrations

OT Search

  • Occupational therapy literature

OvidSP Databases

  • EBM Reviews, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, HAPI, International Pharmaceutrical Abstracts, e-books, and e-journals


  • Biomedical & life sciences literature database


  • Sports medicine and allied health literature


  • General reference & medical literature

ISI Web of Knowledge

  • Information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities, Journal Citation Reports®, Web of Science®
* Off-campus access to these databases requires a HSC eRaider username and password from Information Services (phone: 915-545-6800)

Photocopying Service

All copying is paid for using debit cards. The cards are available in increments of $2, $5, and $10 (20, 65, and 150 pages)

  Self Service Copies $ .10 per page
  Photocopy Service $ .25 per page
  Rush Photocopy Service $ .50 per page

Other Services

  • Personal computers and scanners are accessible to eligible borrowers
  • Fax transmission/receiving available for $1.25 per page

Floor Plans

Floor Layout Map, First Floor
Floor Layout Map, Second Floor

Page last updated: January 11, 2017