The beginning of the academic year in the Fall is my favorite time on the 40 acres when UT transforms into a small city of approximately 75,000 people within the vibrant city of Austin. Despite the August heat, the excitement of new students, staff and faculty is palpable as they navigate and explore the campus, the opportunities and the resources available to them. This is exactly where UT Libraries is a significant resource for you! Please check out our website to learn more about our library materials, services, spaces and our librarians and staff who are ready to assist you at every step of the way.
The Perry Castañeda Library has the largest circulating collection on campus with more spaces for collaborative work, group study rooms, tutoring and technology-rich learning laboratories. The University’s Writing Center is located here. There are several other disciplinary libraries around the 40 acres to suit your needs; learn more about the various library locations across campus.
Our goal at UT Libraries is to facilitate knowledge creation whether you are a student, an instructor, faculty or researcher. While this mission has remained unchanged throughout the centuries, the way libraries deliver it has constantly evolved. This evolution is also visible at UT Libraries where we have constantly engaged our users to learn more about their needs. And it will continue as new and emerging technologies impact our services and spaces while policies in higher education will drive how researchers share their research. In all of these scenarios
UT librarians and staff are ready to assist you. Everybody is welcome here!
My words of wisdom to you: Make a librarian your best friend (forever); you will not regret it!
I hope you have a successful and a productive year.