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Library, Research & Other Resources for First-Gen Students

Personal Librarians

What are Personal Librarians?

Personal Librarians provide personalized research assistance for every major and conceivable topic and are happy to meet you face to face, over Zoom, via email, phone call, text, or on chat. 

How can my Personal Librarian help me?

Personal librarians can:

  • Provide answers to your questions about how the library works
  • Refer you to the right person when you have a library-related question
  • Show you database features that make your searches more effective and more efficient
  • Teach you how to adjust your search strategy based on your or topic or discipline
  • Help you get the full-text of the books, articles, and journals you need
  • Point you to information sources that you can trust (no fake news)
  • Help you create citations for your sources
  • Help you save and organize your sources

Your Personal Librarian does not:

  • Do your research for you
  • Make copies or print documents for you
  • Edit your papers for you

How do I contact my Personal Librarian?

Personal Librarians are assigned according to your specific college of enrollment. Colleges in STEM such as the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences have more than one Personal Librarian assigned to them.

You can find your Personal Librarian by clicking on the link below. Please feel free to contact them directly with any questions you have or make an appointment to meet them using "Schedule Appointment" button on your personal librarian’s webpage.

Library Spaces

TTU main library provides various types of study spaces and rooms. Some of these rooms are first-come, first-serve. These are known as Individual Study Carrels. The library does provide group study areas, these are located on the main floor (open floor), in the stacks (quieter study spaces), East basement (quiet study space), and the Research Hub (room 132). Find more information on study spaces at the link below: