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Library Services, Reserves

Loan periods: (all UT Austin books, including Marine Science Library)

Semester loans for UT faculty, students and staff.

Fill out checkout card found in the book pocket (add date, name, UT EID) & place in small wooden box on top of map cabinet.

Current issues, bound journals, some serials, and rare books are library use only. Ask library staff for items in rare book room.

All reference materials are non-circulating (short-term loans are possible - please ask staff for assistance).

New books received in the library remain on the new bookshelf for 2 weeks, after which checkout is possible. Holds may be requested; please ask library staff for assistance.

Patrons are responsible for ALL checked out materials until they are returned to the library. Book return bin is located near the front entrance of the library.

Books can be recalled by another borrower at any time. All recalled books must be returned to the library, or a fee will apply.

Please DO NOT reshelve anything (for statistics recording purposes). Leave materials on tables or place them on the book trucks for reshelving.

Return library materials prior to graduation or termination of employment.

Replacement costs may be assessed for damaged or lost library materials


Renew books from Austin.

Majority of books may be renewed, but not all. Items from other libraries (non-UT) may have certain policies on renewals.

All renewal requests should be made at least one week prior to the due date.


For renewing MSL books - Please bring materials to the library and resign card.


Graduate Courses

January 21 - May 8, 2020

MNS 483C - Adaptations to the Marine Environment

Instructors: Fuiman and Thomas

Animal physiology: adaptation and environment / Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, 5th ed., 1998.

Environmental physiology of animals / Pat Willmer, Graham Stone, Ian Johnston, 2nd ed., 2005. [electronic resource]

Fish chemosenses / editors: Klaus Reutter, B.G. Kapoor, 2005. [electronic resource]                         

Fish osmoregulation / editors, bernardo Baldisserotto, Juan Miguel Mancera Romero, B.G. Kappor, 2007. [electronic resource]

Fish physiology, v. 25. Sensory systems neuroscience / ed. by W.S. Hoar and D.J. Randall, 1969-

Principles of animal physiology / Christopher D. Moyes, 2nd ed.,  2008.

Principles of animal physiology / Christopher D. Moyes, 3rd ed., 2016.

MNS 382 - Estuarine Ecology

Instructor: Dunton

Estuarine ecology / ed. by John W. Day, 2nd ed., 2013. [electronic resource]
QH 541.5 E8 E849 2013

The Estuarine ecosystem: ecology, threats and management / Donald S. McLusky, 3rd ed., 2004. [electronic resource]
QH 541.5 E8 M32 2004

MNS 193 - Principles of Marine Science: Marine and Organic Geochemistry

Instructor: Liu

Chemical biomarkers in aquatic ecosystems / Thomas S. Bianchi and Elizabeth A. Canuel, 2011, [electronic resource]
QH 541.5 W3 B53 2011

Environmental organic chemistry / ed. by Rene P. Schwarzenbach, Philip M. Gschwend and Dieter M. Imboden, 2nd ed., 2003, [electronic resource]
TD 196 O73 S39 2003

Introduction to organic geochemistry  / Stephen Killops and Vanessa Killops, 2nd ed., 2005, [electronic resource]

Organic geochemistry : principles and applications / ed. by Michael H. Engel and Stephen A. Macko, 1993
QE 516.5 O7 1993

MNS 193 - Biological Oceanography

Instructor: Villareal

MNS 191 - Seminar in Marine Science: Scientific Communication

Instructor: Erisman

The ACS style guide : effective communication of scientific information / ed. by Anne M. Coghill, Lorrin R. Garson, 3rd ed., 2006, [electronic resource]
QD 8.5 A25 2006

Am I making myself clear? : a scientist's guide to talking to the public / Cornelia Dean, 2009, [electronic resource]
Q 223 D43 2009

The craft of scientific communication / Joseph E. Harmon & Alan G. Gross, 2010, [electronic resource]
Q 223 H37 2010

The craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid / Michael Alley, 2nd ed., 2013.
Q 223 A38 2013

Science communication : a practical guide for scientists / Laura Bowater and Kay Yeoman, 2013, [electronic resource]
Q 223 B69 2013

Scientific communication for natural resource professionals / ed. by Cecil A. Jennings, Thomas E. Lauer, Bruce Vondracek, 2012.
Q 223 S25 2012

Scientific writing and communication : papers, proposals, and presentations / Angelika H. Hofmann, 3rd ed., 2017.
Q 223 H63 2017

Successful science communication : telling it like it is / edited by David J. Bennett, Richard C. Jennings, 2011.
Q 223 S884 2011

Writing in the biological sciences: a comprehensive resource for scientific communication / Angelika H. Hofmann, 2019.
QH 304 H64 2019


Undergraduate Courses

January 21 - May 8, 2020

MNS 352C - Estuarine Ecology 

Instructor: Dunton 
TA: Victoria Congdon and Danny Fraser

Estuarine ecology / ed. by John W. Day, 2nd ed., 2013. [electronic resource]
QH 541.5 E8 E849 2013

The Estuarine ecosystem: ecology, threats and management / Donald S. McLusky, 3rd ed., 2004. [electronic resource]
QH 541.5 E8 M32 2004

MNS 353 - Marine Community Ecology 

Instructor: Biggs  

Marine community ecology and conservation / edited by Mark D. Bertness, John F. Bruno, Brian R. Silliman, Sinauer Associates, Inc., [2014]
QH 541.5 S3 M2563 2014 MSL

MNS 354E - Aquatic Microbiology 

Instructor: Baker
TA: Kathryn Appler

Brock biology of microorganisms / Michael T. Madigan, 14th ed., 2015.
QR 41.2 B77 2015

Fundamentals of geobiology / ed. by Andrew H. Knoll, Donald E. Canfield, and Kurt O. Konhauser, 2012. [electronic resource]
QH 343.4 F86 2012

Microbiology : an evolving science / Joan L. Slonczewski and John W. Foster, 4th ed., 2017.
QR 41.2 S585 2017

MNS 354Q - Marine Environmental Science

Instructors: Fuiman and Thomas
TA: Zhenxin Hou

Environmental oceanography: topics and analysis / Daniel C. Abel, Robert L. McConnell, 2010.
GC 28 A34 2010

Handbook on marine environment protection: science, impacts and sustainable management, Volume 1 and 2 / Markus Salomon, Till Markus, editors, Springer, 2018. [electronic resource]

MNS 355C Physiology of Fishes

Instructor: Esbaugh

Instructor: Andrew J. Esbaugh

Physiology of fishes / ed. by David H. Evans, James B. Claiborne, 2006.
QL 639.1 P49 2006

Physiology of fishes / ed. by David H. Evans, James B. Claiborne, 2014.
QL 639.1 P49 2014

Principles of animal physiology / Christopher D. Moyes, 2nd ed.,  2008.
QP 31.2 M69 2008

Principles of animal physiology / Christopher D. Moyes, 3rd ed., 2016.
QP 31.2 M69 2016

Interlibrary Services at UT Libraries in Austin will obtain books or articles not owned by the Marine Science Library. The service is available for UT faculty, students and staff with a valid UT EID.

Before making any requests, verify material(s) by using the Library Catalog, or the Electronic Journals page.

Log in to your Interlibrary Loan account to access your user options.

User information profile only needs to be set up once (Name, MSI address, etc.)
For Location Status: must select REMOTE DELIVERY 

When requesting book(s): leave the default as Main Campus Pickup Location PCL

Requested books will arrive at MSI's shipping/freighting office. 

With each item received, a pre-paid return label is available to use when returning items. Please do not use padded envelopes. 

This new process should cut down on the number of lost and damaged items. As always, you may elect to return materials via a commercial courier other than USPS if there is a recall deadline or due dates are fast approaching.

OTHER OPTION - The Marine Science Library will be happy to return the book for you.


Computers: Three PCs (UT EID access only) provide access to the online catalog, electronic resources and the internet. 1 computer connects to the library catalog only (no internet access).

Books: Open, browsable stacks; books are shelved by Library of Congress call numbers. New books are shelved at the end of the 1st range, near tables.

Journals: Current journal issues are located at the front of the library, near the tables. All bound journals are shelved alphabetically by title, in rear compact shelving unit, continuing into stack area on the last range.

Reserves: Reserve books are located on the table in front reading area. 1 day loan circulation; library-use only preferred. Use of materials must be recorded on clipboard.

Library Storage Facility: Some older journals are located at UT Austin's Library Storage Facility located in Austin. Holdings are indicated in the online catalog and can be retrieved for checkout.

Book drop off bin: Located in library directly across from entrance doors.

Copiers: The copier is located outside the staff office door.

Printing from library computers: retrieve documents from printer in staff work room. 

Self-service book scanner (UT EID access) is available for patrons to use - scan to USB flash or email only; located next to library copier.

Copyright restrictions:

The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Photocopies or other reproductions can be furnished only under certain specified conditions. One such condition is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study,scholarship or research." Use of the reproduction may make the user liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would violate the copyright law.

Study areas:

2 group study rooms - rare book room (seating 6) and group study room (seating 8). Please reserve on MSI RESERVATIONS. Rooms are constantly being used. 

3 double-sided carrels; 2 small tables near current reading area and several individual lounge chairs.

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