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About the TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences

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

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


  • Point-of-care EBM information

E-Journals & Gold Rush

  • Electronic journals available through Gold Rush


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

Esential Evidence Plus (formerly InfoPOEMs®)

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


  • Exam preparation for the USMLE/board exams


  • Evidence-based differential diagnosis tools


  • Free access to thousands of medical images from collections and contributors

MD Consult

  • Full-text medical textbooks and journals
  • Practice guidelines, drug information, medical news, & patient handouts


  • 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
  • CD-Recordable disks and 1.44 MB floppy disks are available for $1.00 per disk
  • Fax transmission/receiving available for $1.25 per page

Floor Plans

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

Page last updated: November 11, 2015