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Looking for a book?


Search for a Book

Click on the catalog tab on the scoUT box on the library’s homepage to search the library catalog.



Understanding your Results

After searching, you need to look for four details:



 Checking out Books

Once you’ve located your book, all you need is your UT ID to check it out!




Need a more advanced search?

If you need more options to search, you can click on the Advanced Catalog Search option on ScoUT, located on the library’s homepage.




LIB USE ONLY means library use only. When a book has this label under its current status, you can only access and read the book at it’s library location.


I really want this book, but it is checked out. Is there anything I can do?

Yes! If you would like to get a hold of a book that has been checked out, you can request a book. The library will then change the due date so that the current borrower has to return it earlier. To request a book, go to the library catalog, click the pick it up button, log in with your UT EID, and then request the book. You can learn more about this feature here.  

Pick it up?

Pick it up is a service that allows you to request your book to be retrieved from the shelf and be delivered to the UT library of your choice. It will take an estimated 3-5 days for your book to retrieved. You can learn more about it here.

I checked out a book and I am not ready to return it. What can I do?

You can renew it! You can renew your book at any library location or online, through My Account. My account can be found on the upper right-hand corner of the screen, next to Ask a Librarian.