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Location

HAM-TMC library

The NN/LM South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library is located:

in the Jesse H. Jones Library Building on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus
1133 John Freeman Blvd
Houston TX 77030-2809

The NN/LM SCR office is situated on the street level (lower level) of the library. Please call in advance for detailed directions to our office: 713-799-7880 or 800-338-7657.

Transportation

Airports

The library is located 15 miles from Hobby Airport and 30 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Type of Transportation Gratuities and Fees
RCH Transportation (Ruben)
713-854-1380
Town cars (1-3 people): IAH - $75, Hobby - $65
gratuity extra

Super Shuttle
Reservations or 800-258-3826

gratuity extra
Yellow Cab
713-236-1111
gratuity extra

Light Rail

METRO rail, Houston's light rail line, extends from downtown through the Texas Medical Center. One-way full fare is $1.25. Parking is available at the Fannin South Park & Ride. The daily parking rate is normally $3.00 but may increase to $4.00 during special events at nearby Reliant Park.

When riding the rail, exit or board at the Memorial Hermann/Houston Zoo station, Fannin between N. McGregor and Ross Sterling. From the rail station, walk south on Fannin to John Freeman and turn left on John Freeman. The library building is located on the left side of John Freeman, one block from Fannin.

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Directions and Parking

The library is situated on the southwest edge of downtown Houston, on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus (map).

Find driving directions: TMC interactive map or MapQuest.

Parking is available in Garage #3 beneath the library. If Garage #3 is full, use Garage #4. For parking rates see TMC's Self-pay parking system.

From Hobby Airport:

  • Take Broadway to I-45 North.
  • From I-45 North, exit onto 610 Loop West.
  • From 610 Loop West, exit Fannin Street and turn right (north) onto Fannin.
  • Follow Fannin for approx. 2.5 miles.
  • Turn right onto John Freeman Blvd.
  • Go one block and turn left onto E. Cullen. The library will be on your left.
  • Parking is available in Garage #3 beneath the library. If Garage #3 is full, use Garage #4. For parking rates see TMC's Self-pay parking system.

From Bush Intercontinental Airport:

  • Take Will Clayton Boulevard to US 59 South.
  • Travel US 59 South to Highway 288 (19 miles).
  • From Highway 288 exit MacGregor Drive and turn right on North MacGregor.
  • Continue on North MacGregor (which turns into Braeswood) to Moursund and turn right onto Moursund (Texas Medical Center Campus).
  • At the 3rd stop sign, turn right onto E. Cullen.
  • Go 1 1/2 blocks and the library will be on your left.
  • Parking is available in Garage #3 beneath the library. If Garage #3 is full, use Garage #4. For parking rates see TMC's Self-pay parking system.

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Lodging

We recommend the following hotels located in the vicinity of the Library (all these hotels offer free shuttle service to/from the Library). Houston hotel tax rate is 17%. Contact Carrie Rogers at 713-799-7880 for any other logistical information not provided. Room rates subject to change without notice. For Federal and State government rate, call hotel directly for rates and availability.

1. Hilton Houston Plaza, Texas Medical Center

713-313-4677
6633 Travis Street, Houston TX 77030
*Standard room or standard suite rate: $175
*For these rates, reference the Texas Medical Center Library and/ or Corporate ID #2643697.

2. Hotel ZaZa Houston

713-526-1991
5701 Main Street, Houston TX 77005
*Standard room rate: $195
*For this rate, ask for the Texas Medical Center rate.

3. Houston Marriott Medical Center

713-796-0080 or 800-228-9290
6580 Fannin @ Dryden, Houston TX 77030
*Corporate rate: $179

4. Courtyard Houston Medical Center (Marriott)

713-351-1025
7702 South Main @ Braeswood, Houston TX 77030
*Standard king room rate: $139
*For this rate, reference NN/LM.

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Dining

Located within walking distance of the NN/LM SCR office:

(Snack and drink vending machines located next to the NN/LM SCR office.)

  • Trevísio - upscale Italian restaurant
    John P. McGovern Commons Building in the Texas Medical Center
    • John P. McGovern Commons building, 6550 Bertner at Moursund
    • breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Numerous fast food eateries
  • Rising Roll Gourmet
    • 6410 Fannin, across from Memorial Hermann Hospital
    • breakfast and lunch
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital Cafeteria
    • Robertson Pavilion entrance, Ross Sterling street behind the library
    • breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
    • 6600 Fannin at Dryden across from Methodist Hospital

Other restaurants are concentrated in the Rice Village Shopping District (University Boulevard), along South Main, and on Holcombe Boulevard. Most major hotels in the area also include dining establishments.

Miscellaneous

Houston skyline

Texas Medical Center Campus.
http://www.tmc.edu/maps/map-tmc-00.html
Select Section 2 for a detailed map of the library's location.

South Main Alliance
http://www.southmainalliance.org/
Focuses on the South Main neighborhood which includes the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, Museum District, Reliant Park, and more. The Calendar section contains links to museums, theaters, parks, events, and the Houston Zoo.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
http://www.visithoustontexas.com/
Information on hotels, events, dining, etc.

City Search.
http://houston.citysearch.com/
Information on Houston arts, attractions, hotels, music, dining, etc. Search by neighborhood - Med Center/Dome and Museum/West U.

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