The General Libraries of the University of Texas at Austin constitute the fifth largest academic library in North America. The Germanic collection is housed in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), a modern and comfortable open-stack library. The holdings of the General Libraries, including the Germanic collection, have been entered on a computerized online Catalog, accessible from the World Wide Web. As a result, literature searches are extremely convenient and efficient. A wide range of computerized bibliographic search services are available as well. The University's General Libraries belong to the "OCLC" consortium of libraries, which shares materials via the "Inter-Library Service" with a minimum of formalities. Check the General Libraries' webpage for an idea of their resources and services.
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRHRC) is an invaluable archival resource which contains much original material in the form of publications, documents, manuscripts, diaries, and photographs which would be particularly suitable for primary research in Germanic Languages.
C. Multi-media facilities
The Instructional Technology Services unit (formerly called the "Language Lab") of the College of Liberal Arts has a variety of modern audio, video, and multi-media computer equipment for use in instruction and research. Holdings in Germanic languages contain not only instructional materials, but both audio and video resources on Germanic culture as well.
D. Computational facilities
The University provides a wide range of computational facilities to the students in a variety of forms. There is a campus Local Area Network called UTNet, which extends not only to office and classroom space, but to the dormitories as well. For access from home there is modem access via Telesys. There is a well-equipped Student Microcomputer Facility, with both PCs and Macs, printers, scanners, and access to UTNet. For further information, check the website of the Academic Computing and Instructional Technology Services (ACITS).