About the Library

Mission Statement

We embrace the mission of the University of Texas at Dallas by providing maximum access to relevant, authoritative, and scholarly resources.

We are dedicated to maintain a congenial atmosphere for the library community and will endeavor to advance the lifelong educational needs of our diverse clientele.


Vision Statement

The University of Texas at Dallas Libraries pledge to promote a collaborative and congenial learning environment as active partners with the faculty and administration in realizing the University’s mission. Employing the latest technology, the Libraries will manage and maintain access to the greatest number of resources relevant to the University’s teaching and research mission regardless of format. Constant effort and innovation will make access as efficient as possible, and the staff will instruct patrons enabling them to evaluate and extract maximum value. The Libraries will preserve and manage important and unique materials for present and future scholarship. Recruiting an excellent staff, updating its expertise, and encouraging its participation in professional activities will ensure high quality service that will add value to the University’s assets. Finally, the Libraries will maintain the highest ethical standards as stated in the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics.


McLemore Award

The Ethel Ward-McLemore Awards for Library Excellence are presented annually to two library staff members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to our libraries. The awards are funded by the late Ethel Ward-McLemore.


Important Library Telephone Numbers

General Information
Problems with Library items, overdue fines, etc.? Call 972-883-2953.
Need help finding or using an electronic resource? Call 972-883-2643.
Circulation Services
Obtain information about checking out and renewing materials, applying for a TexShare card, and paying fines/fees.
Research Services
Reference librarians assist students and faculty with research using online and traditional resources, including books, databases, and web sites.
Interlibrary Loan Services
Information on borrowing/requesting material from another library.
Course Reserves (For Students: 972-883-2953) Information about locating reserve materials.

(For Faculty: 972-883-2587) Information about making articles, books, and media items available for course reading.

Multimedia Services
Information about checking out media materials and laptops.
Information Literacy Services
Students, schedule an appointment with a librarian to assist with library research.

Faculty, schedule a librarian to teach your students how to use the Library and its collections.

Callier Center Library (Dallas)
Information about the collections and services at the Callier Center for Speech and Hearing Disorders.
Special Collections and Archives
Information about the History of Aviation Collection, the Louise B. Belstering Library, the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Rare Books collection, and The McDermott Collection, University Archives.
Library Administration
Page Last Updated: July 15, 2019