SERVICE ALERT: A construction project on the entry level of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) will result in occasional noise that could impact user experience. Consider floors 3, 4, and 6 as alternative quiet study options, and for collaborative study areas, please use floor 5. Earplugs are available at the PCL desk upon request. 

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2023 11:33am

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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