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Marine Science

Library Services

UT students, faculty and staff may check out books for a semester. 

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. 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


To renew books, Go to Your Library Account. Renew all, or click on tab for LOANS and renew individual items.

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.

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

Go to your Interlibrary Services Account for attaining articles and books from UT Libraries in Austin. 

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

At the top of the web site, select your choice for making a request (Article or Chapter, Book or Microform, etc.)

Required fields for requesting books: 

  • Title

  • Author/Editors

  • Pick Up At This Library > Choose Perry-Castañeda Library

You will receive an automatic, generated email indicating the requested item has been checked out to you. Then another email that it's been shipped to your registered Remote Delivery address. Please note the instructions in the email.


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.

Pay attention to copyright restrictions.

Study areas:

2 group study rooms - rare book room (seats 6) and group study room (seats 8).
Please reserve on MSI RESERVATIONS

Carrels along the windows, tables in current reading area and several individual lounge chairs.

MSL Floor Plan

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