The TWU Libraries
The TWU Libraries provide information services, education, and resources for teaching, learning, and research in a global environment to support faculty and prepare students for success in their professional and personal lives. Library staff teaches research skills and offer library instruction in the classroom, in the Libraries and over the web. They are also available to assist faculty with their teaching and research needs.
The Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus offers students a modern facility for accessing both print and electronic information in an environment that provides comfort and inspirational beauty. Satellite collections are available at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center (the major nursing collection in the Dallas-Fort Worth area). Houston students use the resources of the outstanding collection in the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library and the Academic Resource Center on the TWU Houston campus.
TWU Libraries’ collections have over 523,000 print volumes; 337,000 e-books; 35,000 microform titles; and 67,000 streaming media titles. The Libraries provide access to over 39,000 print journals and 150,000 electronic journals, as well as 223 databases. Online access to full-text journals and books is provided from the library to dorms, campus computer labs, or where there is internet access. Special collections include the Woman’s Collection, the largest repository in the Southwest of research material about women; the Cookbook Collection; University Archives; and the Children’s Collection, which houses the Children’s Historical Collection of some 3,000 volumes including rare, early-day children’s books. Original book art from prominent children’s book illustrators decorates the Children’s Collection. Researchers from around the world visit the Woman’s Collection to study the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II (WASP); the Oral History Project; the various archives of Texas women’s organizations including the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, and the historic federation of clubs founded by African American women in Texas, the Texas Association of Women’s Clubs. Books and manuscripts document the history of women in aviation, war, and military service. Materials in all formats provide rich sources regarding the struggle of women to obtain the rights of suffrage, equal legal rights, and other feminist goals.
In addition to the multiple resources of the TWU Libraries, students and faculty may use the libraries of more than 125 participants in Texshare, and interlibrary loan access to the collections of over 16,000 national and international members of OCLC in more than 100 countries.