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Getting Started at the Library

TWU Blagg-Huey Library

P.O. Box 425528 
Denton, TX 76204
(940) 898-3701

TWU Dallas Campus Library

5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue
6th Floor
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 689-6500 

Houston Campus Library

6700 Fannin Street, Room 4132
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 794-2048

Basic Library Resources

Common information and services you may need.

Borrowing

Did you know you can borrow more than just books from the library? You can also borrow textbooks and technology!

Course Reserves (Textbooks)

The library has a limited number of course textbooks that can be borrowed for at least two hours.

  • Course reserves must typically be used in the library.
  • The library does not have the textbook for all courses. It only has textbooks that a professor or department purchased and added to course reserves.

To see if your textbook is on Course Reserve, go to the TWU Libraries homepage, click the "Course Reserves" tab in the search box and then type the book title or your course number into the search bar.

Screenshot of the main search box on the TWU Libraries homepage. An arrow points to the fourth tab labeled "Course Reserves." Another arrow points to the search field, which has the text "ZOOL 3313" typed into it.

 

If you find the textbook you're looking for:

  1. Check its availability to ensure no one else is borrowing the book.
  2. Write down or take a picture of the book's call number, which is the number in parentheses.
  3. Visit the main library service desk, let them know you'd like to borrow a textbook and then give them the book's call number. You must bring your TWU ID card with you to borrow items.

Screenshot of a search result in TWUniversal after using the "Course Reserves" search bar to search. Beneath the book's title, author and publication date, an arrow points to the words "Available at..." and another arrow points to text one line beneath: "(ZOOL 3313)" which is the call number for the textbook.

Technology

You can borrow a variety of electronics from the TWU Libraries, including:

  • All campuses
    • Laptops 
    • Hotspots 
  • Denton only
    • Phone chargers
    • Headphones
    • Calculators
    • External disc drives
    • Computer mice

Visit the main service desk at your library and let a staff member know what you'd like to borrow. Bring your TWU ID card with you.