Texas Health Science Libraries Consortium

History of the THSLC

      The Texas Health Science Libraries Consortium (THSLC) is the collaboration of health science libraries in the Houston-Galveston area. A long history of cooperative endeavors among the libraries provided a strong foundation for expanding the Consortium and formalizing its management in 1993.
Participating Libraries
About the THSLC 

The Consortium libraries have extensive collections in the fields of medicine, dentistry, cancer, public health, psychiatry, and the history of medicine. Reciprocal borrowing privileges are enjoyed by cardholders of the member libraries. The holdings of the Consortium libraries have been combined into a single shared online catalog. 

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The Houston libraries are located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), which began in 1942 when the M.D.Anderson Cancer Center was built. The Baylor College of Medicine moved to Houston in 1943 and became the first educational facility in the TMC. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was established at this location in 1972.  Its six major health-related schools make it the largest University of Texas (UT) biomedical site.

      The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, established in 1891, is one of 15 UT campuses. Its library, the Moody Medical Library, is the oldest academic medical library in Texas, and houses the largest and most significant collection in the history of the health sciences in the southern United States.
      In 2006, the University of Texas Psychiatry Library closed and with drew from the THSLC.

Texas Health Science Libraries Consortium
(revised April 23, 2009 )