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Services for Faculty


Requests for books and other materials to be placed on reserve for courses each semester can be submitted online. Faculty may place materials from any of the libraries on campus, as well as, personal or departmentally owned materials on reserve.


Requests for purchase of materials to be used in teaching are welcome and can be directed to the Architecture & Planning Librarian, Martha González Palacios. If these are to be used as course reserves, please include specific course numbers and titles for which the material will be used, and the semester during which the material will be needed. You can also submit these reserve requests online. Ideally, purchase requests should be submitted prior to the semester in which the materials will be used to ensure that they will be available when needed.

Instruction Services

The Architecture & Planning Library offers customized tutorials and/or tours of the library and its collections for your courses. A tutorial can be a general introduction to research strategies and print and electronic resources; it can focus on course specific subjects or on a particular assignment. Online research guides and blackboard-integrated content can also be created to enhance these instruction sessions.

To request instruction services please contact Martha González Palacios, Architecture & Planning Librarian.

UT Libraries also offer free in-person and online classes open to students, faculty and staff of the University, and the public. The sessions are typically one hour and no reservations are required.

Media Booking Service

The Audio Visual collection is held at the Fine Arts Library, located in the Doty Fine Arts Building on 23rd Street and Trinity Street (campus libraries map). DVDs, videocassettes, and films may be booked by an instructor for use on a specific date.  These will need to be picked up at the Fine Arts Library. The pickup date, the use date, and the return date are provisional until confirmed by a supervisor. Loan periods range from same-day pickup and return to 7-day loan and will be set based on other bookings, reserve status, and license agreements. Materials are generally picked up the day before the screening date and returned the following day. TAs may pick up items, which will be shelved under the faculty member's name. Please tell the desk staff that the items are "booked" (aka "faculty pick-up").

Booking Media Form



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101 East 21st St.
Austin, TX. 78713

Phone: (512) 495-4250

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