Archive for November, 2013

Library Closing for Thanksgiving Break

The library will not be available 24/7 during the Thanksgiving Break. There will be no security and the card swipe will be deactivated. The library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27 and will reopen at 8:00 am on Monday, December 2, 2013 with 24/7 access.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, contact us at

Library Renovation Update – Nov. 11, 2013

November 11, 2013 – The renovation plans for the library are moving along nicely, and we will be moving the week of January 6-10, 2014 into temporary quarters on the 6th floor of the Alexander building during the first renovation phase. The first phase of the Alexander building renovation will include the basement and library floors 2, 3, and 4. The second phase will include 5 and 6, and the third phase floor 7.

We plan to close the library at 5pm on Friday, December 20th (last day before the holiday break). The university is closed the following week, and we will complete packing up the library December 30-January 3. Everything in the library will be packed and ready for the move beginning on Jan 6th. E-resources will still be available 24/7. Many library services will continue during the renovation with some limitations.

We hope to reopen the library for business (and students) on the 6th floor on Friday, January 24, 2014. We are still working to determine library hours for our limited space. We anticipate the first renovation phase will take many months. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. The results will be worth the wait with greatly expanded seating capacity and student study, learning, and information commons.

Library Fall 2013 Newsletter Now Available

The Fall 2013 issue of INFOnews, the Health Sciences Library newsletter, is now available from the library’s website or by direct download.

INFOnews 19(2), Fall 2013

Contents: UpToDate App, Library Research 101, Behind the Scenes, Journal Citation Reports, Public Access and You, “Library Strollers” Heart Walk, Library Workshops, Renovation Update

Library Access 24/7

The Health Sciences Library will be open 24 hours each day 7 days a week. This new service will begin at 12:00 AM (midnight) on Monday, November 4! You must have a valid UTHSC ID card to enter. A security guard will be on duty.

During these new hours (listed below), no library services will be available. The library will only provide study space.

  • Monday – Friday 12:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Friday 11:00 PM – Saturday 8:00 AM
  • Saturday 5:00 PM – Sunday 2:00 PM