If you need assistance finding resources for your Capstone research, you can Request a Research Appointment and one of the professional research librarians will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Find out how to access your personal library account in WorldCat Local. You can renew books, check for fines, etc., here.
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Items you check out from Smith Library Center for your capstone can be borrowed for the entire semester. Be sure to alert the InfoDesk assistant when checking out an item for your capstone, and we will extend the due date. Get It! interlibrary loan items are subject to the due date set by the lending library and are not eligible for extended borrowing privileges.
If you find a book, article, or other item that isn't in our collection, you can request it through Get It!. Our library will either borrow the item from another library on your behalf, or we will purchase it for the collection. Look for this button in WorldCat or databases to make a request via Get It!:
You can borrow books directly from UT by getting a TexShare card from the InfoDesk. Take the TexShare card and your SU ID to the Courtesy Borrower Desk at the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) to obtain a free UT borrower card. In addition to borrowing books, you can search UT's databases while you are at PCL, but are limited to one 60-minute session per day. You will not be able to access UT's databases from outside the library.
The Benson Latin American Collection at UT Austin is one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America and Latin@ Studies, in partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS). The library excels in humanities and social sciences disciplines, in addition to an array of scientific and professional literature published in Latin America. It’s holdings include nearly a million books, magazines, newspapers, journals and other materials.