The library is open to the general public, as are all units of the University of Texas Libraries. Its hours of operation are subject to change according to holiday and inter-session schedules.
Most materials at the Architecture & Planning Library are available for borrowing and browsing. Materials on reserve and in special collections, audio-visual materials, microfilm, and microfiche are available on request from the Circulation Desk.
Certain categories of materials are limited to use in the library, such as periodicals, current or bound, and reference books.
If you require more information, visit UT Libraries Borrower Services where you will find more details such as Loan Periods, Guidelines for Lending Materials for Exhibition, Lending and Use Policies and Fines and charges for overdue and lost items.
If you would like to keep items past their due date, you can renew them either at the Circulation Desk or use the Renew Items link on the top right of your library website. Please note that reserve materials cannot be renewed because these are high demand items.
Requests (Recalls and Holds)
If you would like a library material that is checked out or at the library storage, you can recall it either online by using the Request button in the library catalog, or at the Circulation Desk. You will be notified as soon as it is available (typically within two weeks). For more information, see Recalls and Holds.
You can return Architecture & Planning Library materials at our circulation desk, or at the circulation desks of other UT Libraries. Because many of our materials are larger and/or more fragile than average books, we kindly request that you refrain from using external book drops to avoid damage to our materials.
Faculty may place course related materials on reserve at the Architecture & Planning Library. To ensure that all students will have access to these materials, they have limited loan periods: 2-hour, 24-hour, or 3-day loan. To find these items, search the course reserves in the library catalog either by course number or professor’s name. For faculty wishing to place items on reserve, please visit the UT Libraries Reserves page.
Reference and Instruction Services
Reference assistance is available from trained personnel most hours the library is open. Please inquire at the circulation desk or contact the Architecture & Planning Librarian, Martha González Palacios to set appointment for extended reference assistance. You can also contact Martha to arrange tours and group instruction on research methods and the use of library materials. UT Libraries also offer free in-person and online classes open to students, faculty and staff of the University, and the public. The sessions are typically one hour and no reservations are required.
If you require immediate reference assistance, you can also use UT Libraries service Ask a Librarian.
Other UT Library Services