The TWU Libraries
The TWU Libraries provide collections, information services and spaces to support student and faculty success. Library staff teach research skills and offer library instruction in the classroom, during workshops and online. Students can also receive help with copyright guidance, support through the publication process, and assistance with managing research data.
The Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus offers students a modern facility for accessing both print and electronic information. A variety of private and group spaces and comfortable seating are available throughout the Blagg-Huey library. Each floor has its own noise guidelines which gives students the opportunity to choose the study atmosphere that works best for their needs. Students visiting the Blagg-Huey library also have access to an array of resources such as the silent study space, general use computers, lactation room, meditation room, a nap pod, mobile charging station, and printing and scanning equipment.
Satellite collections are available at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center and the TWU Institute of Health Sciences - Houston Center. Both satellite libraries offer research and support services primarily in the nursing & health sciences. The Dallas library also offers a quiet study space and a child friendly study room. A nap pod is available for use in both Dallas and Houston libraries.
Students from all three campuses can borrow materials, receive in-depth research consultation and access all TWU Libraries’ collections. In support of the academic and research programs at TWU, the libraries offer access to over 544,000 print volumes; 504,000 e-books; 35,000 microform titles; 122,000 streaming media titles; 131,000 print journals; 209,000 electronic journals, as well as over 300 databases. The electronic resources can be accessed from anywhere Internet connection is available.
TWU’s special collections distinguish and define the university as a premier research destination for women’s history. Students have access to a variety of collections including the Woman’s Collection, established in 1932 representing the best concentration of resources on women throughout the United States; the Cookbook Collection, one of the most significant collections in the country housing over 78,000 items; the University Archives with records and documents pertaining to the founding of the university in 1901; and the Children’s Collection, which includes over 3,000 rare historical children’s books. The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II Archive is the largest collection of resources under one roof. Students have access to over 1 million documents and 50,000 photographs many of which are available online. With over 2,000 special collections chronicling women’s involvement in education, health, politics, business, law, aviation, the arts, and sciences, students have the opportunity to utilize materials that document women’s involvement in America’s history including suffrage, equal rights, and Title IX. The history of the women’s organizational movement in Texas is best represented in the records of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Texas Association of Women’s Clubs, Delta Kappa Gamma, American Association of University Women, and the Texas State Chapter of PEO. Students also have access to oral histories, rare books, microform, and media.
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.