Generally, medical books are in the R call number section and nursing books are in the RT section of the Stacks and Reference locations on the 2nd floor.
The Stacks location is to your right as you reach the top of the stairs. Reference is to your left behind the Research Desk. Reference books do not circulate, but articles may be copied at the copier by the elevator for 10¢/page. Videos are all on the first shelving unit of the Stacks to the right of the stairs.
Use the library catalog words or phrase search box to search for a medical topic. Read the search tips (below) to improve search results. If you find a book or video, copy its call number (notice if the item says available or checked out), and go to the location (Stacks or Reference). Use our main library catalog for additional search options (e.g. a specific author or title search).
1) The default search box of the catalog is set to do a "words and phrase" search. It looks in all parts of the catalog information for your search words or phrases, including the title, table of contents, and subject headings. On the results list click "Details." The "Item Information" tab gives the location, call number, and status, if available or checked out. The "Catalog Record" tab gives complete descriptions of each item.
2) To start searching, type a topic word or short phrase in the search box.
You can also search in Lamar University's library catalog by clicking the down arrow and highlighting "Mary & John Gray Library." Their books may be requested either placing a hold with in the catalog or by completing an Inter-library loan (ILL) form.
To place a hold, click on the Place Hold button on the Item Details page. Enter your R800XXXXX number and your PIN, which should be your birthday mmddyy. Select the Ron E. Lewis Library as your pick up library.
Allow 7-10 working days and pick up the book at our Circulation desk. Check on its arrival at (409) 882-3982. Learn more about ILL...