The J. Conrad Dunagan Library: An Overview
The Library is a 66,000 square foot full feature facility opened in January 2001 in its current location. At full capacity, it has seating for 400 students. The primary service points are on the First Floor (Circulation, Reference, Reserves, Microforms). There are 48 computing workstations. There are two enhanced workstations available for students with disabilities. Six computers are reserved primarily for library catalogue access, and available for both public users and UTPB users.
The library offers group study rooms; the keys may be checked out at the Library Services desk by any currently enrolled UTPB student. Rules and regulations regarding group study room use are also available at the Circulation Desk. For graduate students, the library provides two carrel rooms -carrels are assigned by Graduate Council on a semester by semester basis.
The library offers access to a diverse collection of print, microform, media and electronic collections. The library is particularly rich in electronic journals, having well over 40,040 electronic journals available to faculty, students, and staff. The library has wireless internet access in all areas.
In addition to the general circulating collection, there is an extensive archives and special collection which organizes local and university history, Texana collection of circulating materials donated by the late Mr. J. Conrad Dunagan, John Ben Shepperd collection and much more. A leisure reading room was also created to house a casual fiction collection and a quiet reading atmosphere for our patrons.
Some of the strongest features of the library are its knowledgeable, experienced staff; a rich website; ample study space and generous electronic resources available to UTPB students 24/7.
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