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Welcome to the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. We invite you to explore, evaluate, contemplate and learn as you use the vast resources of the third largest public supported academic library in the United States.  To see a list of frequently asked questions go to Visitor FAQ.

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Use of Computers & Online Databases

*Exceptions to online access include EBL (Ebook Library) - ONLY current UT staff, faculty and students can use the EBL database.

Borrowing Library Materials

  • Get a Library Card - please read this page before coming to campus for a library card.  
    • If you are a Texas resident and have a public library card you can get a free UT library card through the TexShare Card Program.  First you need to register and receive a TexShare card from your local library. Then go the PCL circulation desk with your TexShare card and photo I.D and ask for a courtesy borrower’s card.
  • Library Online Catalog - Use the library catalog to find books, DVDs, CDs, maps, scores, and whether or not the library has a specific magazine, newspaper or journal title.
  • Printing and Photocopies - Printing from computers and using photocopiers in the libraries requires a copy card.

Reference Assistance

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