For more than 125 years, The University of Texas Libraries have been committed to building one of the greatest library collections in the world. Maintaining more than 10 million volumes and providing access to the latest digital journals, databases, and web resources, our libraries collect and preserve the finest achievements of human knowledge in support of not only research and instruction needs, but also the exploration of deep intellectual curiosities.
Architecture and Planning Library
Supporting the curriculum of the School of Architecture, the Architecture and Planning Library collection covers subjects including architectural design, theory, history and criticism. The Library is also home to the Alexander Architectural Archive.
Benson Latin American Collection
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America and Latina/o Studies, excelling in the humanities and social sciences.
The Classics Library prides itself in having one of the best classical studies collections in the world, with a focus on classical philology, Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history, and classical civilization.
Fine Arts Library
The Fine Arts Library supports research and instruction in the College of Fine Arts, as well as other liberal arts disciplines. Its collections include more than 500,000 books, scores, and pamphlets on art, art history, music, theatre and dance, as well as an expansive audio-visual collection.
Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI)
Dedicated to preserving and making accessible the historical record of genocide and human rights violations, the HRDI aims to preserve the most fragile human rights struggles worldwide, promote the security and use of these archival materials, and advance human rights research and advocacy around the world.
Kuehne Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library
The John M. Kuehne Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library serves the physics, mathematics and astronomy information needs of the entire university community, as well as the research information needs of the Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy departments.
Life Science Library
The Life Science Library is housed in the historic space that served as the original library for the university until 1977. Its extensive collections support cutting-edge scholarship in the biosciences, with a focus on biology, medicine, nutrition and pharmacy.
Mallet Chemistry Library
Supporting the departments of Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences and Chemical Engineering, the Mallet Chemistry Library collection contains more than 100,000 volumes on chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and food technology.
Marine Science Library
Located at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, the Marine Science Library is a primary source for marine-related information in the state and in the Gulf of Mexico.
McKinney Engineering Library
A designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center, the Richard W. McKinney Engineering Library supports teaching and research in all fields of engineering.
The Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) is The University of Texas at Austin's main research library. The six-level, open-stack flagship library has holdings in all subject fields, with a strong emphasis on the humanities, social sciences, business and education.
The online-only Texas ScholarWorks was established to provide open, online access to the products of UT Austin research and scholarship, to preserve these works for future generations, to promote new models of scholarly communication, and to help deepen community understanding of the value of higher education.
Walter Geology Library
The Walter Geology Library serves as the regional library for the earth sciences — including geophysics, paleontology, geology, mineralogy, petrology and groundwater hydrology.