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About the South Central Region (SCR)

The NN/LM SCR serves the biomedical information needs of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, located in Houston, TX operates as the Regional Medical Library for the NN/LM SCR under a 5 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.

Our Program

graphic depicting the SCR PACT: Promote, Access, Collaborate, Train

To accomplish NN/LM's mission, the SCR office adheres to the philosophy of "Promoting Access through Collaboration and Training." 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.

Program Narrative Option Year 3 (May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015) pdf document

Program Narrative Option Year 2 (May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014) pdf document

Program Narrative Option Year 1 (May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013) pdf document

Program Narrative Year 1 (May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012) pdf document

Hours of Operation

8:00am - 5:00pm CST Monday - Friday


The NN/LM SCR Administrative Office is located on the first floor of the Jesse H. Jones Library Building, 1133 John Freeman Boulevard, Houston TX 77030.

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