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Mac VGA adapters now available for checkout in PCL

Given the popularity of our PCL Presentation Practice Rooms and the need for Mac laptop users to have an adapter to connect to the MediaScape units and flat screen TVs, we now have 6 Mac VGA adapters available at the PCL Check Out Desk.

MediaScape audio connectors are also available for check out for the MediaScape units in PCL 1.380 and PCL 4.110.

Each of these items is available for 24 hour check out.

Questions?  Let us know in the comments or Ask a Librarian.

70+ more table-top outlets and more wired PCs coming to PCL!

We knows it’s always hard to find power for your laptop on campus.  Our goal is to provide more connectivity in more places.  That’s why we’re adding over 70 new table-top outlets along with lots more wired PCs for student use on the entry level of PCL.

You’ll see these changes roll out over the next few weeks.

Information about current computing facilities in all of the University of Texas Libraries can be found online at:


Have questions?  Let us know in the comments.

It’s “Crunch Time” and the UT Libraries are here to help! 11/17-11/19

Are you feeling the crunch of assignment deadlines?  Stop by PCL during Crunch Time for research help and a sweet treat.


UT Libraries staff provide multiple service points for quick questions and research assignment consultations.  Come by PCL, 11am-4pm, 11/17-11/19, for research assistance, time-saving tips and handouts, and a mini-Nestle Crunch bar.  Take a  fun quiz about service options for the chance to win a prize.

PCL is located at the corner of 21st and Speedway.

Can’t make it to the Libraries during Crunch Time?  Use our Ask a Librarian service to get help from a librarian via IM or email or visit our For Undergraduates page and our Research by Subject pages for helpful research guides.

Wondering about library hours for the rest of semester? Check out hours for all the Libraries here.  Before and during final exams, PCL will be open continuously from 9am, Saturday, November 28 through 7pm, Tuesday, December 15.

Spring Intersession Hours, 5/19-6/3

Spring Intersession hours go into effect today and last through Wednesday, June 3.


Also, the branch libraries will open at 10am on Thursday, 5/21 due to staff training.

PCL will remain open on Saturday, 5/23, 10am-8pm for Commencement.  Congratulations to this year’s graduates!

Need to return books while the Libraries are closed?  Use one of three remote book drops on campus:

1) West of the Perry-Castañeda Library in the one-way alley off 21st Street between the University Christian Church and the University Teaching Center (UTC). As you proceed south, the book return is on the left.

2) A second drive-up book return is located on the north end of campus. The return is located on the south side of Dean Keeton Street between Speedway and San Jacinto streets. It is accessible to pedestrians at street level between Ernest Cockerell Jr. Hall and Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) and to vehicles driving through the parking and delivery area behind RLM.

3) A third return is located in the central part of campus near the Main Building (the Tower). It is in the circle drive between the Flawn Academic Center (FAC) and the Main Building. The return is at the bottom of the steps at the west entrance to FAC.

Maps of these locations are available at:


It’s Crunch Time! PCL can help!

Crunch Time @ PCL!

Don’t let end-of-semester projects get you down! Come by PCL Tuesday, November Nov 18 through Friday, November 21 for practical tips and advice with your last-minute research projects, a chance to win cool prizes, and free candy.

PCL is located at the corner of 21st and Speedway.

Can’t make it in next week but still need some help? Use our Ask a Librarian service to chat with a librarian online until midnight Sunday through Thursday. Check out all the hours and start chatting at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/ask.

FYI: Changes in Copy Card Purchasing

Beginning Tuesday, 09/30/2008, you will no longer be able to use a credit card to purchase or add value to a copy card from our copy card vending machine in the PCL Lobby (or elsewhere on campus). The software used by the vending machines to process credit cards is not compliant with updated privacy standards.

You can still purchase and add value to copy cards using a credit card in Library Copier Services, which is located on the lower level of PCL. Any amount up to $50 can be added to a card at one time.

Don’t forget: you can also use Bevo Bucks to print in PCL.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments about these changes.

New PCL locker assignments begin Monday, 9/8

Lockers are available in PCL for all currently enrolled UT students on a semester basis. New locker assignments will begin on Monday, September 8 behind the PCL Circulation Desk. These lockers can be used to store personal belongings and checked-out library materials.

Lockers will be assigned Monday, 9/8-Wednesday, 9/10.  Any remaining lockers will be assigned on subsequent Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

More information about the PCL lockers can be found at:


Looking for a locker elsewhere on campus? Check out this list of other locker locations: