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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

LACS Resource Library

The LACS Resource Library has varied hours Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Due to classes and events that take place in the library, please contact us to learn about our library hours today or this week: 512-471-7900, lacs@austin.utexas.edu

The library is open to Liberal Arts students, as well as alumni, to research, explore, and study in a quiet environment. While you cannot check out books or publications, you may use our copy machine to copy pages of interest.

Books International Resources
Book of Lists IT Resources
Subscriptions Internship Resources

Books 

Our library is home to hundreds of books and covers such categories as industries, careers by majors and interests, pre-law, internship, interviewing, international guides, resumes and cover letters and many more!

Book of Lists

Is there a particular city you want to live and work in? Want to see a list of the largest banks in a metropolitan area? Or how about a city's top advertising agencies? Then check out our Book of Lists, one of our most popular resources!
Book of Lists are annual publications which provide you with listings of hundreds of the hottest area companies/organizations, usually by industry or ranking.

We carry hard copy versions of Books of Lists for most major metropolitan areas in the United States. To see which cities we carry in hard copy format, please visit our Book of Lists page.

To access the Book of Lists in online/digital format, please visit our Online Book of Lists page.

Subscriptions

We subscribe to several national, as well as local/regional publications which keep you up-to-date on the most recent developments in today's rapidly changing world. You can stop by to browse The Economist, The Austin Business Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The NonProfit Times, BuisnessWeek and several more!

You also have access to the digital/online versions of the weekly business journals for forty cities!

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International Resources

Do you plan to travel abroad for an internship, teach English overseas, to work or to take a Gap Year? Our Library offers a variety of books, publications and job search engines to help prepare you for your global adventure. We carry the Lonely Planet Gap Year, International Job Finder, The International Educator and many other resource books for jobs and internships abroad and in the travel industry.

To learn more, visit our International Jobs page.

IT Resources

The Library has 4 computer workstations and a laser printer, which you can use free of charge to print all your career related materials, such as your resume, cover letter, specific job descriptions, etc.

A copy machine is also available free of charge for any career-related research and interests.

Internship Resources

Curious about internships? Then explore our internship resources, including informational books and guides as well as directories of companies/organizations looking for interns.

Read more about internships at our Internship Page.
Learn how you can receive academic credit through our office for an internship.

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Pre-Law Resources

Interested in applying to Law School? Our Library carries resources to help you through every step of the way, including application guides, books on the legal field, Princeton Review rankings, LSAT study books, and much more!

For more information on our pre-law services, please visit our Pre-Law page.

Graduate School Resources

Are you considering pursuing graduate work in a liberal arts discipline? Want to research your options before spending the time and energy applying to certain programs? Then come and check out our resources which range from GRE study books, Princeton Review guides and the U.S. World and News Report Graduate School Rankings, to name a few.

Be sure to visit our Graduate School Advising page to learn more about how we can assist you in graduate school planning.

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Texas Resources

Know you want to remain in the Lone Star State? Wanting to research companies or keep up with the most recent economic trends in Texas? Then check out the Texas Resources section of our library, which holds Book of Lists for Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio as well as the Austin Business Journal, the Dallas Business Journal and the Houston Business Journal.

The Texas section also includes cultural publications, such as TexasMonthly as well as local publications like the "Major Employers of Austin" booklet published by the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Go to our Texas Resources page to view our online Texas links and resources.

Making the Most of the LACS Resource Library

With so much to read and learn, how do you best use the Resource Library? We recommend starting early. Don't wait until the last minute! Some helpful suggestions include:

  • Browse our print resources that cover industries of interest to you. If you don't know where to start, start with your major by exploring Majors to Careers or by browsing one of our books under our "Careers by Interest" section.
  • Stop by between classes to look at our job search sites or our latest publications.
  • Do what you can from home by building your resume using our resume templates page or on OptimalResume and by searching for jobs and internships on our online job search sites and in BTT Gateway.
  • Ask questions! Our information desk person, as well as our Library Resource Manager, are filled with knowledge and happy to help you in any way they can.
  • Use our resources to come up with two questions to ask your Career Coach at your next meeting. To schedule an appointment with a Career Coach, please call our office at (512) 471-7900. Remember, you must create an account in BTT Gateway before you can meet with a Career Coach.
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