Your faculty librarians are happy to help with your research, and can assist you in a number of ways:
You may also stop by the Research Help Desk to receive hands-on assistance from a student Peer Research Assistant (PRA) or a librarian. PRAs are AC students who are trained to help you locate sources for your research projects. They can help you find potential sources (books, journal articles) in the catalog and databases, recommend subject-specific databases to explore, or help refine your search query to locate more relevant results.
If a database or catalog search reveals that we do not have a book or journal title in our library, please complete and submit the appropriate Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request form for the item (see buttons below). (Note: you will also find ILL Form links available in many databases as well as the catalog.)
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 on the card can be found here.
Study rooms are located primarily on the second floor of the library for small groups of students to study together.
The Extended Study Room is a large, multipurpose space that is open to AC students 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 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 opening hours. This is a safe workspace available to all students that is equipped with private study carrels, collaborative group spaces, computer workstations, printers, and a copier. Restroom access is available.
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