Service Alert:

Perry-Castaneda Library open (hours) for limited access to current UT faculty, staff and students subject to current occupancy limits.

Life Science Library open (hours) for independent study only.

General collections available only to campus community through Pick It Up retrieval service.

More information and links to detailed changes at the Coronavirus Updates page.

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:26am

Please note: The Reading Rooms in the Life Science Library are available for individual study use, but library services are not being offered. Please visit our continuity guide for more information.

Life Science Library

Life Sciences Library

Life Science Library Reading Room

The Life Science Library is housed in the historic space that served as the original library for the university until 1977. Its extensive collections support cutting-edge scholarship in the biosciences, with a focus on biology, medicine, nutrition and pharmacy.

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Featured Research Guides

Biology research guide


Resources for botany, ecology, microbiology, zoology and climate change.

Medicine research guide


Access for Dell Medical School, databases, systematic reviews, and health statistics.

Nutrition research guide


Find databases, reference tools, health professions career & education info and more.

Pharmacy research guide


Find recommended databases, organizations, health professions career & education info and more.

Featured Resources

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Wondering about the work your professors do outside of the classroom? Want to know more about how research is done? RESEARCH+PIZZA brings together UT students and researchers for informal lunchtime presentations and discussions. Join us once a month to talk about UT research that led to products and services we use every day, or that’s creating our future.

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Science Study Break

Take a break from the books and join UT researchers for pizza and chat about popular movies and TV shows that deal with science topics.

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Clinical Information Center, or Clin*IC, is designed to provide a single access point to a variety of pharmacy, nursing and other clinical information resources for students, faculty and staff at the University of Texas at Austin. Over 300 drug, nursing and clinical reference titles from 20 database providers are available.

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