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The Legend of the Centuries

Director of Libraries, Ellen Safley

The Eugene McDermott Library ( is a full-service information center containing collections supporting the research, teaching and study needs of the University. The U.T. Dallas Comet card is your library card and your passport to a variety of traditional and electronic services.

Library maps and guides are available at the Reference and Information Desks. In addition to traditional printed material, UT-Dallas students can use thousands electronic products from the libraries or from their home or office.

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 2 AM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 2 AM Library hours are subject to change. Special holiday hours are posted.

Information Desk (2nd floor 972-883-2955) Staff provide general information and assist in identifying books, journals, and other materials owned by the Library.

Circulation Desk (2nd floor 972-883-2953) Library materials can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Information on borrowing periods and fines is available at the desk and on the Library's home page. Reserve items, materials designated by faculty to support coursework, are available at the Circulation Desk. Some reserve items are available electronically through the Library catalog.

The Library provides black and white & color copy machines, microform readers and copiers, and a machine that converts microfilm or microfiche pages to a computer file Library fines can be paid online or at the Bursar’s Office, McDermott Library basement.

Reference and Government Documents (2nd floor 972-883-2955) Using a variety of electronic sources and traditional materials, librarians can assist customers in starting a research project or navigating the Internet. McDermott Library is a depository for both U.S. and Texas government publications. McDermott Library is a depository for both U.S. and Texas government publications.

Tours and Instruction (3rd floor, 972-883-2126) There are a number of ways that the librarians can assist you with library research. Librarians are available by appointment to help you get started with an assignment. You can contact the Ask-a-Librarian email service and ask a brief question or link to the UT System Chat help for online assistance. When requested by faculty, librarians also conduct instruction sessions specific to a particular class.

Interlibrary Loan Service (2nd floor) 972-883-2900 Obtains articles and books from other libraries. Interlibrary Loan requests are electronically, and borrowed/photocopied materials can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Special Collections (3rd floor 972-883-2570) The Closed Stacks areas and special exhibits are located in Special Collections. Collections include the History of Aviation Collection, the Wineburgh Philatelic Research library, and the Belsterling Library (botany and taxonomy). Some materials are accessible through the Web.

Multimedia Services (2nd floor 972-883-6779) Located at the back of McDermott Library, this area houses a collection of media items including VHS videotapes, DVDs, and audio compact discs.

Callier Library (Callier Center for Communication Disorders, 1966 Inwood Rd., Dallas 214-905-3165) This library provides collections focusing on speech and hearing disorders.

MC2 McDermott Management Satellite (2nd floor, SM2.206 Management Building 972-883-5960) The librarian liaisons for the School of Management provide customer assistance in using library resources and services. Hours vary.