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 (2011-2016).

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, our program adheres to the philosophy of "Promoting Access through Collaboration and Training." Staff members develop and promote a wide assortment of free classes. Over $500,000 in outreach subcontract funding is awarded to network members in our five-state service area each year to provide training to health professionals and consumers. 

Annual Program Narratives

Year 1: May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012

Year 2: May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

Year 3: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Year 4: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

Year 5: May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016

Hours of Operation

7:30am - 4:30pm 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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