How You Can Help
A Program of the Department of Volunteer Services
The Patient/Family Library provides books, magazines, newspapers, puzzles, audio books and CD players. Volunteers also travel throughout the Main Building with a cart replenishing reading materials in waiting areas.
Location: Main Building, Floor 1, near The Aquarium, R1.2212
Hours: Weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends and after hours call 713-792-7180
Patients and caregivers can obtain a library card in the Patient/Family Library. Staff must register with the Research Medical Library in the Pickens Academic Tower, Floor 21 to check out books from the Patient/Family Library or other libraries in the Texas Medical Center.
- The fiction and nonfiction selection in the permanent collection, as well as audio books and CD players, may be borrowed for two weeks after a library card is issued.
- Paperbacks may be borrowed without a library card.
- Current best sellers and audio books are purchased on a monthly basis.
Book Donation Policy
Based on limited storage space and infection control requirements, only clean paperback books and current magazines – no more than three months old – are accepted. No harlequins, please.