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Delia Montes-Gallo Library of the Health Sciences
El Paso

Academic Education Center (AEC)         &          Medical Education Building (MEB)

Hours of Operation for Each Library

4800 Alberta Ave.
El Paso, TX 79905
MEB - Room 2100
5001 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Special Holiday hours are posted in the Library or by calling the Circulation Department:
  • Academic Education Center (AEC): 915-215-4315
  • Medical Education Building (MEB): 915-215-4306

Important Numbers

Main Library Number
Book Renewal
915-215-4315 Main Library Number
Book Renewal
Interlibrary Loan 915-215-4308 Interlibrary Loan 915-215-4308
Reference Services 915-215-4315 Reference Services 915-215-4306
Paging Telephone 915-215-4569 Paging Telephone  
Fax 915-545-6656 Fax 915-783-5640


  • 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) or online within the library catalog
  • 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 $25.00 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 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 & 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

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, PsychINFO, 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

ISI Web of Knowledge

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

* 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
  • Laser printing is available for $.10 per page for black and white for $.25 per page for color
  • Scanners accessible to eligible borrowers
  •  Fax transmission/receiving for a fee

Page last updated: February 25, 2011