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Perry-Castañeda Library staff members are here to serve you.  We invite you to visit the PCL in person and online to further explore our services.  Basic services are described below:

Ask a Librarian

We provide information and research assistance to students, faculty, staff and the general public in a variety of convenient ways, such as via email, chat, phone, and in person.

Borrowing Materials

Online and on site resources are available to University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff.  Adult Texas residents may obtain borrowing privileges via Courtesy Borrower Services.

Copier Services

PCL offers a variety of copier services throughout the building. Library Copier Services also offers other services for a fee, such as a fax machine available for public use.

Library Classes, Tours, Online Tutorials

Each semester UT Library staff members offer a variety of drop-in classes on finding and evaluating both online and print information resources. View upcoming classes on the library calendar. We also offer tours of the PCL.


If you would like to keep items past their due date, you may renew them either at the Check Out Desk or use the Renew Items link, which appears in the top right corner of the UT Libraries website.  Only items with loan periods of one week or longer can be renewed.

Requests (Recalls and Holds)

If you would like an item that is checked out or in library storage, you may recall it either online by using the Pick It Up button in the Library Catalog or at the Check Out Desk.  You'll receive a notification at the email address you have on file with the university as soon as it is available (typically within two weeks). For more information, see Recalls and Holds.


Items on reserve are filed under instructor name and by course number in the Library Catalog.  Items placed on reserve are available for limited loan periods at the Check Out Desk.



Perry-Castañeda Library
101 East 21st St.
Austin, TX. 78713

Phone: (512) 495-4350

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