Scholars Commons

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The Scholars Commons is a University of Texas Libraries pilot initiative introducing new spaces and approaches to research and data lifecycle support at the university.

We hope to support and inspire scholarship through research consultations; a data lab with advanced software; workshops introducing tools for digital scholarship, data analysis, and scholarly communication; spaces for collaboration; and exhibits and events that provide opportunities for scholars to share their research.

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Research Support

We provide research consultations, digital scholarship focused workshops, citation management, data management and writing support services.

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Scholarly Publishing

We offer information and consultations for copyright issues and authors who have questions about where and how they can share their work, and are interested in learning more about retaining rights to their work.

Spaces in the Scholars Commons

Data Lab (in Scholars Commons)

Perry Castañeda Library

Second Floor
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Located in Scholars Commons, the Data Lab has 8 iMacs. Software programs specific to this lab include Stata MP, NVivo, and OpenRefine. This lab is open to all current staff, faculty, and… Read More

Type of Space: Computer Stations

Graduate Landing Spot

Perry Castañeda Library

Second Floor
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Located at the far end of the Scholars Commons and accessible by UT ID cards, the Graduate Landing Spot offers a kitchenette, lounge areas and media-equipped, reservable meeting rooms for UT… Read More

Type of Space: Study Space

Scholars Commons Study Rooms

Perry Castañeda Library

Second Floor
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Summer 2024. No reservations. Grad Study Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.

Note: These rooms are only available to UT graduate students.

Type of Space: Study Space
Silent Study Area

Perry Castañeda Library

Second Floor
Two students in lounge-style seating

The main room in our Scholars Commons is dedicated to silent study when not being used for presentations and symposia. Designed with a variety of needs in mind, the goal was to create a space… Read More

Type of Space: Study Space

Perry-Castañeda Library


101 E. 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78712

Mailing Address:

Name of library unit (e.g. Borrower Services)
University of Texas Libraries
University of Texas at Austin
101 E. 21st St. Stop S5460
Austin, Texas 78712-1490


(512) 495-4300


(512) 495-4296