Category Archives: Library Announcements

PCL now has a dedicated Interview Room. Students may use this room to interview with potential employers.

PCL now has a dedicated Interview Room.

Students may use this room to interview with potential employers.


  • Cisco TelePresence system EX90 consisting of:
    • EX90 HD Screen
    • Cisco TelePresence Touch Screen Controller
    • Web camera with a privacy shutter
  • Room simulates a professional environment.

Where: First door on the right as you enter PCL 1.102 (Library Copier Services).

Who can use it: Current University of Texas at Austin students and recent (within the last year) University of Texas at Austin graduates.

Hours: Interview room key is available in Library Copier Services (PCL 1.102). Check their hours for details. (

How it works:

  • Contact Library Copier Services in person (PCL 1.102) or by phone (512-495-4239) to reserve the room. If the room is not reserved it is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Sign in with Library Copier Services before using the Interview Room. Bring your photo ID.
  • The equipment in the room cannot be used for Skype; the system can only be used to communicate with an employer that has a Cisco Telepresence System.
  • Interviewers can call the Interview Room via IP address ( or email (
  • The interviewer’s Cisco Telepresence System IP address or email address associated with the interviewer’s Cisco device will be needed in order to contact them.
  • Recommended: reserve the room for a practice session before using it for the real interview.

Libraries Introduce Limited Campus Delivery

The University of Texas Libraries has launched a new service that will help bring the Libraries’ resources to users.

Materials Retrieval allows patrons to request eligible resources to be retrieved from their regular location and delivered to the Libraries branch checkout desk of their choice for pickup.

The free service is available to all patrons with current checkout privileges — including courtesy borrowers — and there is no limit to the number of items patrons may request.

Most items will be available for pickup within three to five business days. Libraries materials that check out from participating libraries for 14 or more days are eligible for request (some restrictions apply), along with audiovisual materials from the Fine Arts Library, which check out for 7 days.

Retrieval requests are made from through the library catalog record of the resources, with eligible items displaying a “Request” button.

More information about the service is available at

New Electronic Access to AIAA Papers and Journals!

The University of Texas Libraries recently purchased the electronic back files to AIAA meeting papers (1963 to 2001) and all AIAA journals (1963-1998) for a measly $143,000. Only $57,000 away from purchasing a ticket to space with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic!

Moral of the story? The internet may be free, but the key journals and conference proceedings needed by our students, faculty, and researchers absolutely are NOT. You can learn more fun facts about the cost of scholarly journals to amaze your friends at parties and become a valued member of any trivia team at “Sticker Shock: the Rising Cost of Scientific Journals” from the Cornell University Engineering Library.

(PS- You can buy roughly 286,000 GIANT PARACHUTE MEN for 143K! Just saying.)

This purchase compliments our current AIAA Electronic Library subscription, which includes online access to the AIAA journals and meeting papers from 2002 to the present. For more information on conducting Aerospace Engineering research, see the McKinney Engineering Library’s Aerospace Engineering Research Guide.

Or contact your friendly Engineering staff. Some say we’re more helpful than a flock of penguins sheltering you from the cold!

Fine Arts Library announces AV retrieval service

Users will now be able to have audiovisual materials at the Fine Arts Library delivered to a convenient campus branch of the University of Texas Libraries.

The recent relocation of the Audiovisual Library from central campus created access issues for some users, so the Fine Arts Library has implemented the new service on a relatively short timeline using existing resources.

The service has been incorporated into the Libraries catalog to ensure ease of use. Once a user has located the item in the catalog, a request can be made with the click of a button. The item will arrive at a selected library branch location in two to four days. Email notification will be sent to the requesting user when the item is available for pick-up.

The materials eligible for this service include media in various formats, including CDs, DVDs, videocassettes, interactive media and CD-ROMs.

Retrieval service is only available for items from the Fine Arts Library’s audiovisual collections.

Library Hours – Thanksgiving Holiday

The engineering library will close on Wednesday, November 25 at 5pm, and will reopen on Sunday, November 29 at 2pm.

The PCL will be closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

On Saturday the 28th the PCL will open at 9am and remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 7pm on Tuesday, December 15th.

For additional information:

Thanksgiving hours

Fall 2009 – (August 26 – December 15)

Upcoming class: Introduction to EndNote/Zotero; Tips on Counting Citations

Introduction to EndNote and Zotero and Tips on Counting Citations
Tuesday July 7th

ACE 2.402

Introduction to EndNote and Zotero will provide information about these two popular reference management tools.

Tips on Counting Citations will provide an overview of the Cited Reference Search in Web of Science.

No registration is needed.
Open to all UT staff, faculty and students.

Electronic Delivery of Articles from the Library Storage Facility

Use the InterLibrary Services (ILS) Article Request Form to request individual journal articles from the Library Storage Facility (LSF) located at the Pickle Research Campus (PRC).

Staff will scan articles and deliver them electronically. Electronic delivery of storage articles through ILS is available to borrowers affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information go to

Changes to Library Copy Cards

Beginning September 30, 2008, the dispensers will not allow credit card transactions; you can still use cash to purchase a card or add money.

Users can use credit cards for purchasing or adding value to copy cards by visiting Library Copier Services in PCL 1.102B.

Library Copier Services Hours are here.


Printing via Engineering Computer Labs:

All computers are networked to central hard disks and printers.  There may be some charges for printing.  Call for more information or check online.