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Graduate Student Services

A Guide to Library Resources and Services for Graduate Students

Teaching Resources

Course Reserves

Course Reserves is a service available to Texas Tech faculty and students. Graduate students can reserve materials for their classes and their students have the ability to access the materials that have been reserved all in one convenient place. 

Examples of items that can be reserved include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Any book owned by Texas Tech Libraries, including eBooks
  • Instructor owned copies of class resources
  • Media, such as DVDs
  • Physical resources, such as robotic kits, flashcard sets, or 3D printed models for study (see Document Delivery for more information about 3D printed objects for classroom use)
  • To submit course reserve materials for the Main Library, please click the submit request button on the Request Course Reserves page on the Library's website in the section on Research and Teaching. For more assistance, please contact or (806) 742-2159.
  • To submit course reserve materials for the Architecture Library, please contact to arrange for those materials to be placed on reserve at the Architecture Library.

Build Your Students' Research Skills

Basics of Library Research SplashHelp develop your students' research skills so they can find the highest-quality resources, cite sources correctly, and turn in better papers!

Librarians can demonstrate how to navigate the research process effectively and locate and evaluate research materials—essential skills for undergraduate students.
Graduate student TAs can request that a librarian visit their class to give a library instruction session. Topics could include:

  • Selecting a research topic
  • Locating subject-specific databases
  • Search strategies
  • Evaluating sources
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • and more!

Teaching Resources for Graduate Students