UT faculty, students, 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.
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.
Request eligible available items via the library catalog. From the item’s record, sign in.
click “Pick It Up” to request the book(s).
You can also sign in once you're in the library catalog. At the upper right hand corner, Sign in.
To renew books, Go to Your Library Account. Majority of books may be renewed, but not all. Items from other libraries (non-UT via Interlibrary Loan) may have certain policies on renewals and usually have limited loans.
All renewal requests should be made at least one week prior to the due date.
Students have SEMESTER loans.
Search the LIBRARY CATALOG first before submitting a request.
Log in to your Interlibrary Loan account to access your user options. Click the "Change User Information" link under the "Tools" subheading of the left-hand navigation menu. Select "Remote Delivery" from the drop-down menu in the Location Status field. Please use the University of Texas Marine Science Institute address and CAMPUS MAIL CODE: T2500.
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; continues 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 login) is available for patrons to use; scan to USB flash or email only; located next to library copier. Please heed copyright restrictions.
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.
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