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Books: Check Out and Renewal

Books     = 14-day checkout period 
Journals = 3-day checkout period

Books may be renewed two times.


To renew or review checkouts and fines, use the Renew Books link and:

1. Enter the barcode number on the BACK of your UTHealth ID Badge.

2. Enter your Last Name.

3. Click the Log in button.

4. Check the items you wish to renew and select Request Renewal. Make sure you get a "renewed successfully" message and note the new due date.


Note: Renewals may be denied if you have exceeded the maximum number of renewals or if another patron has requested the item.

Circulation  - 713-486-4094

Reserve Books

The School of Dentistry Library keeps current textbooks and board preparation materials on reserve.

  • Reserve books are for library use only.
  • Reserve materials are limited to SOD students only.
  • You must have your UTHealth ID badge with you.


Course Textbooks

Interlibrary Loan

If you need help obtaining an article, please provide as much citation information as possible:

  • article title
  • article author(s)
  • journal title
  • year of publication
  • volume / issue
  • pages
  • PMID (PubMed ID number)

Article Request


This service is for current School of Dentistry students and faculty/staff only.

Printing, Photocopying, and Scanning

Color Xerox Printer/Photocopier is located in the Student Workroom inside the Library.

Black and white photocopier with copy card reader is also available on the 5th Floor (SOD 5212--Copy Room).

Students must have a copy card to pay for printing/copying. The same copy card operates both machines. Purchase or add value to copy cards at the Pay Station in the Student Workroom inside the Library. Paper currency only, and no change is given.

Black and white printing/photocopying        $0.08 per page or side printed
Color printing/photocopying  $0.15 per page or side printed

For help setting up your laptop to print to the Library Printer, please stop by the Library Information Desk.

A flatbed scanner is available for student use on computer LRC1.


SOD students may ask for help SENDING faxes. Faxes may NOT be patient related.

For more information, please stop by the Library information desk.

Notary Public

Notary services are generally available 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for SOD staff and students. Please bring your valid driver license and originals of any documents needing notarization. Please wait to sign any documents until time of notarization.

Contact Janet Peri at 713-486-4094 for more information or to check for availability.

Group Study Rooms

The  Library has four collaborative rooms available,  equipped with whiteboards and monitors. These rooms are meant for study groups of 2-6 people, and may be reserved for up to 2 hours at a time. 

You may reserve a room up to 5 class days in advance.

Groups rooms are for SOD student use only.

Reserve a group study room


Borrowing Privileges at Other Libraries


The School of Dentistry Library is a member of the Texas Health Sciences Library Consortium (THSLC).  SOD staff and students may borrow print materials from the following THSLC member libraries:

  • Texas Medical Center Library
  • University of Texas School of Public Health Library
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Research Medical Library
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Moody Medical Library

All you need is your UTHealth ID badge and drivers license. Make sure your badge is registered with the SOD Library.


The School of Dentistry Library also participates in the TexShare program, a collaboration of libraries across the state of Texas to share resources.

Lending libraries typically require your UTHealth ID, driver's license, and a valid TexShare Card.

  • SOD users may request a TexShare card at the Library Information desk. Call (713-486-4094) for more information.