This guide was created in 2022 to highlight access to plant-related books and journals in the library collection. Please use this guide as a starting place to locate materials in our catalog and browse recent additions to the collection. These additions to the collection are provided through the generous funding provided by the Hocking Endowment. Some materials listed here are also acquired using STEM funding.
Historically, a portion of the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center (PRC) was housed within the Life Science Library. Now the PRC is housed on nine floors of the Main Building (UT Tower). This guide is also an effort to provide access and awareness of the two resources for public users and campus-based communities to identify complementary resources that may assist in research or the pursuit of information.
The Plant Resources Center is a collection of over a million plant specimens, representing one of the largest herbaria in the state of Texas. In addition to visiting the collections in person, there is an ongoing effort to digitize the specimens within the collection.