Our Preston Medical librarians and library associates are certified health information specialists. They are available on-site for walk-in assistance to help research specific health and wellness topics. 



Health Information Center
The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920


The Health Information Center is a premier resource center that will provide the patients and families of the medical center and area citizens with consumer-level health information, computers and Internet access as well as the services provided by medical librarians certified in consumer health information.

Our services include assisting patients and families of patients in finding information on health-related topics as well as providing printed information by mail to consumers.

Health Topic Search Requests
Librarians provide personalized information on health and wellness topics such as symptoms and treatment of disease, preventive medicine and medical tests. You may receive the information in the Health Information Center, by mail, pick-up or by email.

Borrowing/Circulating Materials
Policies on borrowing materials from our collection.

The Health Information Center has over 200 books selected on common health topics. The books are written to be easy for patients to read and understand. The Library also has access to the thousands of professional medical journals for those who would like a higher level of understanding of their health condition and treatment 

Computers and Copy Services
Details on computer workstations available to library users, wireless access, and copying services.

Instruction Classes 
Links to training classes given by Preston Medical Library medical librarians, organized by topic.

Member Services
List of services available to Health Information Center subscribers, as well as links to the subscriber registration form.