|The Benson Latin American Collection provides tours and class presentations to interested individuals and groups by appointment. In addition several library orientations/tours are offered at the beginning of the fall semester. Contact Margo Gutiérrez to schedule a tour or presentation or to inquire about upcoming orientations. (Margo Gutiérrez, phone:512-495-4589) Those people interested in learning about database searching are encouraged to attend Electronic Information Classes offered through the University of Texas Libraries.|
The Information Desk at the Benson Latin American Collection is staffed from
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday
with additional staffing hours from 6:00 P.M. -
10:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday.
On weekends the Desk is staffed on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
and on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Reference assistance may also be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Some of the materials held by the Benson Latin American Collection are allowed to circulate outside of the library. Students, staff and faculty of the University of Texas at Austin may borrow these materials using their UT identification card. Visitors not affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin may wish to consult the following page for information about borrowing library materials. Library use only materials can be held at users' request at the Circulation Desk for five days.|
Photocopy machines are available in the Benson Collection on the first, second, and fourth floors as well as in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room. Copiers only accept UT campus copy cards. However, there is a vending machine for copy cards located on the first floor of the library, next to the circulation desk. Copies are thirteen cents per page.
Generally, digital photography is allowed in the Benson Collection. However, no flash is allowed and please turn off all camera noises so as not to disturb other patrons. In the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room, please request permission from staff before photocopying or photographing any material, as special copyright or preservation restrictions may apply.
No scanning is allowed in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room due to considerations of preservation and intellectual property rights.In some instances we are able to provide duplication services upon request. See our fee schedule for charges associated with these services. Requests may be directed to our reference mailbox email.
The Benson Latin American Collection Seminar Room (SRH 1.115) is available for group study and classroom instruction sessions. The room has seating for eighteen people around the conference table and additional chairs can be provided for larger groups. There are two blackboards in the room as well as wireless and ethernet access. While the Seminar Room is usually available it is recommended that the room be reserved in advance by calling the Benson Collection main office at (512) 495-4520.