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 individualized research assistance from subject librarians.

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 allow students to choose the study atmosphere that works best for their needs.  Students visiting the Blagg-Huey Library have access to an array of resources such as the silent study space, general use computers, lactation room, wellness space, graduate study space, nap pod, and printing and scanning equipment. The Blagg-Huey Library also houses the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, the Phi Kappa Phi office, the Psychology Resource Center, the Write Site, the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, and the Texas First Ladies Historic Gown Collection. 

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 business, nursing, nutrition, and 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 the Dallas and Houston libraries.

Students from all three campuses may borrow materials ranging from books and DVDs to hotspots, laptops, and calculators, and receive in-depth research consultations and access all TWU Libraries’ collections. In support of the academic and research programs at TWU, the libraries offer access to over 500,000 print volumes, 330,000 e-books, 35,000 microform titles, 105,000 streaming media titles, 157,000 print journals, 192,000 electronic journals, and over 300 databases. The Libraries’ electronic resources can be accessed from anywhere an internet connection is available. 

TWU’s Special Collections & University Archives distinguish and define the university as a premier research destination for women’s history, offering students and researchers around the world access to over 4,000 special collections relating to education, health, politics, business, law, aviation, sports, the arts, and sciences.  With these resources students and researchers have the opportunity to utilize materials that document women’s involvement in American history, including contributions to suffrage, equal rights, and Title IX.  The Woman’s Collection, established in 1932, represents an unrivaled concentration of resources on women throughout the United States.  The Cookbook Collection, one of the most significant collections of its kind in the country, provides access to over 78,000 items. Unique records, artifacts, and documents relating to the university’s 1901 founding can be discovered in the University Archives, and the Children’s Historical Collection offers over 3,000 rare and historical children’s books.  The history of the women’s organizational movement in Texas is represented in the records of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Texas Association of Women’s Clubs, Delta Kappa Gamma, the American Association of University Women, and the Texas State Chapter of PEO. Researchers also have access to oral histories, rare books, microforms, and media.

TWU’s Special Collections & University Archives is also the official repository of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II.  This archive represents the largest collection of WASP resources under one roof and gives students and researchers access to over 1 million documents and 100,000 photographs, many of which are available online.

In addition to the extensive resources of the TWU Libraries, students and faculty have interlibrary loan access to the collections of over 16,000 national and international members of OCLC in more than 100 countries, and may use the libraries of more than 125 participants in the Texshare consortium.