Research Help

The reference desk on the first floor is staffed with friendly and experienced people who are eager to help you locate what you need for your projects. We welcome all questions and look forward to seeing you.

956-326-2138   Phone us!

You may also call the reference desk during library hours.

Email your question to us

Library Services & General Information for Faculty

Your Library Account

Click TAMIU WorldCat Local to access your library account and renew books.For more information about borrowing privileges

Course Reserves

Faculty may place books and photocopies on reserve in the library for students' use. Library books may also be checked out and placed on reserve. The circulation period may be set at three days, one day, two hours/overnight, or library use only, at the faculty member's option. Reserve materials are handled by the Circulation Department, 326-2112. Materials should be placed on reserve at least three days before their availability is announced to the students. At the end of each semester, all materials on reserve will be returned to their owners or to the library collection as appropriate, unless the Circulation staff is notified to the contrary. Click here to find more about course reserves.

Interlibrary Loan

Faculty have unlimited access to interlibrary loan for the purpose of professional development or instructional support. Please consult the Interlibrary Loan page for more complete information.

Book and AV Orders

Please see the following information on how to make a book purchase request. Library Acquisitions/Collection Development FAQ and to find your Department Librarian Liaison.


Photocopy machines are located on the first floor of the library, in Reference and Periodicals. Copies cost $.10 per page. All machines accept cash, and some accept the new campus ID card. A value-adder for the campus ID card is located on the first floor across from the Circulation Desk. The reader-printers in the Microforms Area accept dimes, and some accept the campus ID card. Change is available at the Circulation Desk.

Copy Center located in the Killam Building, room KL 006, is available from Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless internet access is available inside the Killam Library. To use wireless you will need to have a wireless card in your laptop and a University Email Account. For complete information see Wireless Access.

Library Instruction

Individual point-of-use library instruction is provided as part of reference service. Faculty members and leaders of on-campus and off-campus groups may request formal library instruction sessions for their classes or groups. The instruction is always tailored to the instructor or group leader's needs. Instruction may consist of anything from a general library orientation to detailed bibliographic instruction in a specific subject area to demonstration of one or more electronic databases, including the Internet. The details of any library instruction session should be worked out with the reference librarian who will provide the instruction. Reference librarians are also available to assist in the creation of any class library assignment. To arrange an instruction session or consult about an assignment, please call John Maxstadt at 326-2116, or your liaison librarian.

University Library Committee

The University Library Committee reviews library policies and practices, facilitates communication between the library and the teaching faculty, and assists in the allocation of book funds and in the completion, organization, and delivery of book requests. One member is appointed from each academic department, including Military Science and the Canseco School of Nursing. Interested faculty members should consult their deans or department chairpersons.

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