• Questions? E-mail library@dshs.texas.gov

Reference Questions

Medical and Research Library staff answer reference questions using in-house materials such as dictionaries, handbooks, textbooks, encyclopedias, or the Internet. In addition, information referral services are provided, granting library customers access to experts within the Texas Health and Human Services Enterprise (HHS) and to other specialized libraries outside of HHS.

The library staff cannot provide medical or legal advice. We cannot respond to questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions or make specific recommendations regarding therapy. Those issues should be addressed directly with your healthcare provider.

Reference questions may be submitted by e-mail, telephone, or brought to the Library.

Contact Information:

Physical Address:
Medical and Research Library, Mail Code 1955
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street, Moreton Bldg., Rm. M-652
(see Central Campus-Austin map)
Austin, TX 78756-3199

Postal Service Mailing Address:
Medical and Research Library, MC 1955
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

(512) 776-7559
Toll-free 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7559
Fax (512) 776-7474 
E-mail: library@dshs.texas.gov


Last updated February 28, 2017