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The main floor of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) is open for study and book pick-up. Library stacks on Floors 3-6 are closed for browsing, and other branch libraries remain closed. Please check the Libraries Service Continuity guide for more information, including service hours and occupancy limits. 

Borrowing Print Books

You can request print books through our Pick It Up service using in the library catalog. You can pick up books at the PCL main desk. Books duplicated in the HathiTrust digital library will not be eligible for the Pick It Up service. 


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    Use the catalog when you know exactly what book you want and you want to get it quickly. 
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    Use the Articles & More Search when you're starting a research project and want to get a bird's eye view of what's available on your topic.

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UT Poetry Center

The UT Poetry Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need access to a print book in the Poetry Center, please contact Gina Bastone. 

See the Poetry Center guide for information about this unique collection!

Black Queer Studies Collection

The Black Queer Studies Collection is a groundbreaking project that features the UT Libraries’ unique holdings in the area of African and African Diasporic Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies. This collection is accessible digitally through the Library Catalog.

Learn more about the UT Libraries' the Black Queer Studies Collection.

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