It’s National Library week…a great time to highlight the contributions of our library. Here are 12 things you should know about the Lewis Library:
- Our library provides consumer health education and classes for the general public.
- Our library provides information literacy sessions for all Health Science Center students.
- Our library provides access to more than 15,000 electronic journals and nearly 1,100 electronic books.
- Our library is open and staffed 104 hours per week. Only one other health science library in Texas offers longer hours.
- Our library provides outreach to 24 counties in North Texas. Outreach services include library and software instruction, document delivery and interlibrary loan.
- Our library has received several National Library of Medicine funding subcontracts to teach health practitioners to use mobile technologies, research databases and to locate authoritative patient education resources.
- Our library is one of the top money-making libraries in the country. Its Biomedical Information Services offers information services to local biomedical research firms, law firms and other private companies that don't have their own libraries.
- Our library will construct courses upon request for any Health Science Center academic, administrative or service department.
- Our library has designated a librarian to be a liaison to each department on campus. They can assist faculty, staff and students with their library needs.
- Our library’s historical book collection includes a comprehensive collection of books about osteopathic medicine and books written by osteopathic physicians.
- Our library’s archive collection includes an important collection of private papers, publications and memorabilia of William G. Sutherland, DO, the founder of cranial osteopathy.