General Information

Hours of Operation for Each Library

  Academic Education Center
4800 Alberta Ave.
El Paso, TX 79905
Medical Education Building
Room 2100
5001 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday Closed 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday Closed 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Special Holiday hours are posted in the Library or by calling the Circulation Department:

Important Numbers

AEC Phone
Main Library Number
Book Renewal
Interlibrary Loan 915-215-4308
Reference Services 915-215-4315
Fax 915-545-6656
Paging Phone 915-215-4569
MEB Phone
Main Library Number
Book Renewal
Interlibrary Loan 915-215-4308
Reference Services 915-215-4306
Fax 915-215-5970


  • General Collection materials circulate for two week periods
  • General Collection materials may be renewed twice for additional two week periods
  • Audiovisual materials circulate for varying periods Borrowed items may be renewed by telephone (915-215-4306)
  • Overdue items may not be renewed
  • Maximum 12 items
  • Journals and Reference materials do not circulate
  • Overdue General Collection or Audiovisual items accrue fines at $.50 per day for each item
  • Overdue Reserve Collection items accrue fines at $.50 per hour for each item
  • For lost items, the borrower is responsible for the replacement cost of the item plus a $25 processing fee and all accrued overdue fines
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended for overdue items and unpaid fines

Reference Service

A reference librarian is available to assist patrons Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reference assistance is available by calling 915-215-4315 or 915-215-4306.

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

Clinical Key [MD Consult]®

  • Online tool that provides physicians with clinical answers


  • Point-of-care EBM information

E-Journals and Gold Rush

  • Electronic journals available through Gold Rush


  • Medical, allied health, & science e-books from Access Medicine, Ebrary, NetLibrary, STAT!Ref, and Clinical Key

Essential Evidence Plus (formerly InfoPOEMs®)

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


  • Exam preparation for the USMLE board examinations


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

ISI Web of Knowledge®

  • Information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts & amp; humanities, Journal Citation Reports and Web of Science

MD Consult [See Clinical Key]®

  • 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 database

OvidSP Databases

  • EBM Reviews, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, HAPI, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, e-books, and e-journals


  • Biomedical & life sciences literature database


  • Sports medicine and allied health literature database


  • General reference & medical literature

Off-campus access to these databases requires a TTUHSC eRaider username and password from Information Services (phone: 915-215-4111)

Photocopying Service

All photocopying is done using debit cards. Photocopy debit cards are available in increments of 50.

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

If sufficient library staff is available, journals from a supplied list can be pulled for library users.

Other Services

  • Personal computers accessible to eligible borrowers
  • Printing is available for $.10 cents per page for black and white and $.25 cents per page for color
  • Scanners accessible to eligible borrowers
  • Fax transmission/receiving for a fee

Page last updated: December 8, 2014