Texas Tech University

Welcome Back 2021-2022


The Texas Tech University Libraries is happy to welcome all of the Red Raiders back to campus. Below is what you need to know about the Libraries' Services.

Community standards

We strongly encourage you to wear a face mask while in campus libraries. Masks will be available in each library for those who need one. You'll also find hand sanitizer stations in various locations.

Thanks for doing your part to keep everyone safe!

Food and drink

We encourage you to snack and eat meals outdoors. However, the library is not preventing students from eating or drinking indoors. 

Locations and hours

The Main library and the Architecture library will be open 7 days a week. Starting at 7pm you will need your valid Raider Card to enter the main library. To get the most up to date hours click here

Course reserves

Most course reserves will be online. Hard copy reserves will be available in the Main library, with specialized reserves in the Architecture Library. Check with your instructor or contact the University Libraries to locate reserves for your classes.

Study rooms by reservation

Booking is back—and expanded. Guarantee your study space by booking an individual or group study room via the online reservation system. Priority goes to people with reservations.

Pick-up service

Even though libraries will be open, you can still ask us to retrieve books, videos and other items through the Libraries Document Delivery service. Once you make a request we will notify you when your items are here. You'll need a valid Raider Card. There are pickup locations in the marked parking spaces on the southwest side of the Main library.

Technology and printing

During the pandemic, the University Libraries expanded online collections. New options include ebooks and streaming media. You'll find nearly everything by searching the University Libraries' catalog.

Many publishers opened electronic books and journals on an emergency basis during the pandemic. These agreements have ended. We can still help! Try Document Delivery or contact the University Libraries to see if there are other ways to get what you need.

When you borrow materials, be sure to try the new self-checkout station in the Main library.

More questions? More answers!

If you still have questions about what you'll find at campus libraries this fall, send an email to libraries.circulation@ttu.edu or libraries.architecture@ttu.edu. If you have research or teaching questions, or just need to know how to get started, contact the University Libraries by chat, text or phone. We're happy to help.