The Libraries take pride in the services provided by the staff
and the collections available both in print and online. The Library
takes full advantage of technology to offer a broad range of online resources
selected to support the University's research and teaching missions.
Most fields are represented in the million-plus items available within the Library.
The Library is a depository for selected publications and maps from the U.S.
Government and the State of Texas.
To gain access to an academic or public library in Texas, consider a TexShare card.
Faculty Request for a Group Instruction Session – (FAQ about Library Instruction)
Request A Personal Instruction Session
Request A McDermott Library Tour
WebCT / Blackboard and Your LiaisonLibrary instruction can also be included in your course management system (WebCT or Blackboard). Some easy ways to accomplish this are:
Assistance When You Need It--Reference ServicesKnowledgeable in a broad range of print and electronic sources, Reference Librarians assist faculty in identifying and locating vital research materials. Reference librarians also communicate essential information about materials, services, and resources by teaching classes in research methods and by creating subject research guides. Experts in the Library's 200-plus databases, Reference Librarians advise faculty in search strategies to get maximum effective use of online research materials. Additionally, they assist the University community at the Reference Desk, by phone, by email, and by instant message services (askalib.htm) . For more information, contact Linda Snow, Head of Reference Services, (email@example.com) at 972-883-2626.
CollectionsThe Libraries use a variety of approaches to purchase materials. The Policy concerning how materials are collected is provided electronically. The Libraries use an approval plan vendor, order materials directly from publishers, or purchase materials consortially with other libraries. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the librarian for your School. You can also Suggest a Title.
Honored Faculty & Honored BooksSince 2006 the Director of UT Dallas Libraries and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost have organized and sponsored an annual event to celebrate the publishing contributions of our creative, distinguished, and dedicated faculty. Please read UT DALLAS FACULTY AUTHOR RECEPTION GUIDELINES to participate in this program.
Achieving Tenure: Celebrating Books Program