Library Equipment and Facilities

The Watson W. Wise Medical Research Library serves not only the Health Science Center’s students and faculty, but the institution’s nurses, administrators, and other staff as well. In addition, area professionals and students and the general public use the Library, which remains the only full service, professionally staffed health science library in East Texas.

The Library maintains a collection of over 5000 periodicals, mostly in electronic format, and over 3000 books, many in electronic format. Library staff are available to provide reference, assistance, and instruction.

The Library is also responsible for the historical display and archives that deal with campus history from the days of the Camp Fannin Station Hospital up to the present day.


There are 10 public-access computers available for database and web searching, word processing, presentations, and more.  The stations have internet access and MS Office software installed. Official HSC uses takes priority over recreational use on these stations.  In the event they have been reserved for official use, they will not be available for recreational purposes.

A mobile cart with 15 iPads is available for checkout. Please call ahead if you need to reserve any or all of the iPads.

Wireless access is provided for those who bring their own devices.

Study Areas

The library provides space for both individual study and small group collaboration. There are two small-group study rooms with whiteboards that are available for scholarly use.  We ask that these are reserved for groups and not used for individual study. The Lorene Zager reading room provides comfy seating for study and relaxing.


The library has a self-service multifunction copier with both black and white and color capabilities.  Use of the copier is free for official HSC related business. A fee of $0.10 per page will be assessed for all other use.  The machine can also be used to scan items to email and to fax documents.  Fax service is free for local numbers.  Long-distance faxes that are not official HSC business will be charged at a rate of $1 per page.

Business Center

Assorted small business equipment is available for use such as staplers (regular and heavy duty), markers, 3-hole punch, paper cutter, and laminator. Lamination is free for official UTHCT use and $1 per page for personal use.

Other Equipment

The following items are also available for checkout and use within the facility:

  • Large Screen TV with DVD player
  • Large rolling whiteboard
  • Easels (5)
  • Flip-chart pads
  • Folding display boards
  • Speakers
  • Headphones