The Eugene McDermott Library and Callier Library support the research, instruction, and community service programs of the University by providing access to information in print, microform and electronic formats.
The Libraries consist of over three million items, including more than 1,500,000 books, over 46,000 current periodical titles, 976,000 electronic books, as well as over 3,000,000 government documents, microforms, and maps. The McDermott Library is a U.S. and Texas state depository. Special Collections include the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Belsterling Collection, and the History of Aviation Collection. The Libraries provide an ever-expanding digital collection that is available to distance learners. Users connect to these resources through the library portal at http://www.utdallas.edu/library . Current students have unlimited access to the digital library.
The librarians and staff provide competent and cordial interactions with the people they serve. Librarians provide classroom and individual instruction on the use of the library. The library collections are enhanced by the Interlibrary Loan Service, which provides students with books or articles from a network of major libraries. Student research is facilitated by copiers available to duplicate from paper, microfilm, or microfiche. The libraries offer students with disabilities a range of services to encourage their independent research.
Information Resources provides computing facilities for student, faculty, and staff use in instruction and research. General Access computer labs are located on the first and third floor of the McDermott Library and the ground floor of the Jonsson Building. The Labs provide a modern, networked computing environment with Windows-based and Macintosh computers, scanners and more.
Dedicated systems are also available to support such functions as campus information services, programming, research-related activities, and computationally intensive applications. A sophisticated campus-wide network permits offices and laboratories direct access to extensive computing resources both on and off campus. The university maintains high bandwidth connections to the commodity internet as well as appropriate research and education networks, such as Internet 2.
Primary remote services access is through the Galaxy portal (http://galaxy.utdallas.edu). Additional remote access to the campus network is provided through VPN (Virtual Private Networking) services. The university provides wireless LAN access to the campus community areas across most of the institution. All holders of a UTD NetID may utilize the campus network using devices with the appropriate wireless LAN 802.11b/a/g network interface. Guest wireless access is also provided on request (http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/).
Many of the schools, programs, and research centers operate their own computing facilities that are also available to students as appropriate. Details of these facilities can be found in the individual school/program sections of this catalog. The latest information regarding computing facilities can be found at the campus web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/.
Help Desk and Other Services
The university Help Desk is located in the Jonsson building and offers walk-in, telephone, email and web chat support for a wide range of technology problems. Contact info: 972-883-2911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Callier Center is an internationally recognized institution that offers services to people who suffer from any type of communication disorder. Acknowledged for meeting the assessment, treatment, education, and social service needs of individuals with communication disorders, the center has programs in preschool deaf education, parent education, and child development. Its clinical services include audiology, speech pathology, language development, and adult deaf services; its research activities include psycho-acoustics, auditory neurophysiology, speech science, and audiology. Graduate classes are also conducted at the Callier Center.
The Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women’s Center was founded to foster an inclusive, safe, and open environment for the UT Dallas community, to promote a broad understanding of gender as a multi-faceted aspect of human existence, and to provide leadership in developing programs that facilitate institutional change. Named for a former Dean of the School of General Studies, it affirms the University’s commitment to advancing the status and success of women on campus. The Women’s Center offers confidential counseling, guidance, and support to students, faculty, and staff, with particular emphasis on gender-related issues. It also sponsors a series of speakers and seminars throughout the year and houses a resource library that includes materials on justice-related topics, self-help, and women’s studies. The Center maintains a computerized database for access to a broad range of community resources and is available for campus groups to meet, or just relax and study. The Women’s Center is located on the first floor, McDermott Library in room MC 1.204, (972) 883-6557.
The Media Services office is responsible for classroom support, which includes the following:
Note: The UTD Library is responsible for maintaining the film, video, and audio collections. Some schools have their own media services staff and will utilize the central staff only as needed. You may check with the Dean’s Office in each school for more details.