From the UT Libraries' homepage, select the "Books & Media" link to enter the Library Catalog, From here, stay on the default "Keyword Serach" page and choose "Youth Collections" from the location menu. Now, your search results will be limited to items from our various collections of children's and young adult books.
From the UT Libraries' homepage, type the book title you are searching for in the search box. You'll find results across six different library resources. You may want to return to these results later but for now, click on Books & Media too see all of these results.
After searching, you need to look for four details:
1. Is this book in print or is it electronic (an ebook that you can access online)?
2. If this is in print, which library has it? Click on the link to find out more information about the location.
3. Is the book AVAILABLE? If not, there will be a due date.
4. Are you ready to check out? Write down the call number and click the location link to see where you can find it on the shelf.
If you want to look beyond our collection to find books by author, genre, awards and more, these can be great places to start...
Yes! If you would like to get a hold of a book that has been checked out, you can request the book. The library will then change the due date so that the current borrower has to return it earlier. To request a book, go to the library catalog, click the pick it up button, log in with your UT EID, and then request the book. You can learn more about this feature here.
Yes! If the books isn't currently checked out, we're happy to deliver it to your library of choice. This service make take 2-5 days, so if you need the book right away, get some exercise and walk to check it out. When you find the book in the Library Catalog, click the pick it up button, log in with your UT EID, and then request the book. You can learn more about it here.
Yes, everyone is welcome to use books that are held on reserves, but they will have limited loan periods - typically 2 hours, 24 hours or 3 days. Just stop by the desk in the lobby of the library, and the staff there can help you find reserves the book you need.
If no one is waiting for this item, you can renew it! You can renew your book at any library location or online, through My Accounts. My Accounts can be found on the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
A recall means that another person would also like to use the book you have checked out. Each checkout is granted a minimum of 2 weeks, after that, is someone requests the item you'll be notified that your due date has changed. Make sure to bring it back on time because fines for recalled books are higher than typical overdue fines.
If the UT Libraries doesn't have a book you need, you can request it through InterLibrary Loan. The service is free and unlimited. Click on the link below to create an account and request a loan. If you think the book should be added to our permanent collection, you can also make a purchase recommendation.
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