Abell Library offers a variety of services to the Austin College community.
Services available to students include:
Click here for contact information for librarians and library staff members if you have questions about any of the library services listed above.
NOTE: Some of the services listed here are of special interest to honors students. See Honors Students for more information.
Your librarians are happy to help with your research, and can assist you in a number of ways:
If a catalog search reveals that we do not have a book or journal title in our library, please complete an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form for the book or article (links below).
Abell Library is a participating member of the TexShare program through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that extends free reciprocal borrowing privileges to each other's faculty, staff, and students. Each library has specific rules and regulations regarding access to their materials, so check the lending policy of a particular library for policies, hours, and phone numbers before making a trip to that library. More information can be found here.
Abell Library has four laptops for student use in the library. Students who check out a laptop must first complete and sign a copy of the laptop contract (see below), which states the following:
Laptop privileges will be revoked if a borrower violates any part of this agreement. In addition, any blocks on a patron record (overdue books, ignored recalls, etc.) will also prohibit laptop borrowing.
The study rooms are located on the second floor of the library for small groups of students to study together.
The Extended Study Area is a large room that is open to AC students 24 hours a day. The room is adjacent to the library's entrance (just inside the sliding doors to the left), and requires a valid Austin College ID for entrance after hours. This is a safe workspace available to all students that is equipped with study spaces, computer workstations, printers, and a copier.
900 N. Grand Avenue, Suite 6L
Sherman, TX 75090-4400
|Monday - Thursday||7:45 am - Midnight|
|Friday||7:45 am - 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||Noon - Midnight|
*hours in effect January 30th - May 12th
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