On November 1, 2013 the McKinney Engineering Library closed and most services and collections have moved to our new location on the sixth floor of the PCL (Map).
Engineering services and collections will remain in PCL until the completion of the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), currently scheduled for late 2017.
What will change:
Most services and collections will move to the library's new location on the sixth floor of the PCL (Map)
Some physical resources of the McKinney Library will be unavailable during the move process. Materials may be requested through the online catalog using the Materials Retrieval Service, but some delays will occur. If you have an urgent need for information, consult with Engineering Librarians who can help identify alternate resources or initiate an ILS request.
What won't change:
Users can still contact the Engineering librarians through a variety of methods, and may use the following for inquiries, including for PubWest and for library instruction:
- In person at the temporary Engineering Library offices in PCL 6.102
- Online Research Guides
- Chat is available. If we are offline e-mail the Engineering Librarians or try Ask a Librarian
There will be no change in the accessibility of Engineering-specific databases.
The process for requesting books from storage or other libraries will not change, though users will need to choose another library for pick-up — the most convenient library to the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Building is PMA (in RLM), but retrieval is available at any of the other nine campus branch library locations.
The Engineering Library is temporarily relocating to make way for preparations and construction of the EERC. The Cockrell School of Engineering has published a Frequently Asked Questions page, and specific questions about the project (timeline, cost, goals, expectations, etc.) may be addressed directly to the school.
Over the past 2 years, librarians have been transferring older and less essential materials to other libraries on campus and to off-campus storage. The library's physical collection was reduced from 150,000 to 40,000 items in preparation for the move to the sixth floor of the PCL. We replaced appropriate items with electronic versions, given workable terms, and the library has acquired some significant electronic back files from societies such as AIAA.