The NN/LM South Central Region serves the biomedical information needs of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The Texas Medical Center Library, located in Houston, Texas, operates as the Regional Medical Library for the NN/LM South Central Region under a five year contract with the National Library of Medicine.
The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information.
To accomplish this mission, staff members develop and promote a wide assortment of free classes. Numerous outreach subcontracts are awarded to network member libraries (Resource Libraries) to provide training to health professionals and consumers in their areas. Funding is provided to smaller network members for computer equipment, Internet access, and training.