Services for

Borrow Materials

  • To get set up to use the library, you’ll need:

    • An ASU Dual Credit Student ID (so you can check out materials)
    • An activated Technology Access Account (so you can access the library’s online resources).

    Here’s how:

    Get an ASU Dual Credit Student ID

    Request a Dual Credit ID card by contacting the OneCard Office by phone at 325-942-2331 or via email at onecard@angelo.edu.

    Activate your Technology Access Account

    Many people activate their account at orientation. You need it for most online services at ASU — including accessing the library’s online databases and periodicals.

    To activate your Technology Access Account:

    1. Register and get your CID (Campus Identification Number).
    2. Email the Technology Service Center at ITSupport@angelo.edu to obtain a Technology Access Account.
    3. For more information about the Technology Access Account see the Technology Access Account page.
  • Care to borrow items from the Library?   Your Up & Coming Scholar card (available from the OneCard Office) will enable you to check out items.  Bring it to the Library, where we’ll verify you’re listed as a current Up & Coming Scholar and establish or update your library record.  After that, you’re ready to borrow books, videos, and more!

  • Your Retiree card, which you can obtain from the OneCard Office, is your library card. It will enable you to check out items from the library.

  • Your Mother/Daughter ID (available from the OneCard Office) is your library card.  Bring it to the Library and staff will verify that you are listed as a current participant and establish or update your library record.

  • Care to check out items from the library?  Get an affiliate card!  After you become a Friends member, bring your Driver’s License or photo ID and a copy of your Friends of the Library Agreement to the library.  We’ll check the member list we receive from the Friends group and make you an affiliate card, which will enable you to borrow items.

  • As a courtesy to ASU faculty and staff, borrowing privileges are extended to their spouses and their dependents 12-18 years of age. The sponsoring faculty/staff are responsible for their dependents’ checkouts.

    To be able to check out items, family members need to bring their related ASU faculty/staff member to the library.  The family member should bring a picture ID and the ASU faculty/staff member should bring their ASU ID card.  We’ll make the family member an “affiliate” card, which enables them to borrow items from the library.

  • Care to borrow items from the Library?  Get an affiliate card!  Bring your TexShare Card, the library card from your home library, your driver’s license or photo ID and we’ll make you an affiliate card, which will enable you to check out items from the Library.

  • Care to borrow items from the Library?  Get an affiliate card!  Members of the President’s Circle can bring their driver’s license or photo ID to the library.  We’ll check the member list we receive from the Development Office and make you an “affiliate card,” which will enable you to check out items.

  • Members of the public have several options for checking out items from the library, which happens by obtaining an “affiliate” card.

    The TexShare Program is one of the most popular methods and is the only no-cost method. First, you need to obtain a TexShare card from your home public or academic library (list of participating TexShare libraries), then we can create an affiliate card for you as a TexShare card holder.

    Other options include becoming a:

    • Library Fee Payer
    • Friends of the Library member
    • Alumni Association member
    • President’s Circle member
  • Care to check out items from the library?  Get an affiliate card!  Bring your driver’s license or photo ID to the library and $50 (cash, check, or money order) and we will issue you an “affiliate” card, which will enable you to borrow items.

  • Care to check out items from the library?  Get an affiliate card!  Bring the alumni card you received from the Alumni Association and your driver’s license, and we’ll make you an affiliate card.  If your name isn’t on our list of Alumni Association members, we can call the Alumni Office during normal weekday business hours.  The affiliate card will enable you to check out items from our collection.

  • To get set up to use the library, you’ll need:

    • An activated ASU OneCard or Faculty/Staff ID (so you can check out materials)
    • An activated Technology Access Account (so you can access the library’s online resources).

    Here’s how:

    Get an activated ASU OneCard or Faculty/Staff ID

    Obtain a card by contacting the OneCard Office. (If you are waiting for your card to arrive, you can get a temporary ID through the OneCard office.)  When you receive your card, you can activate it here.

    Activate your Technology Access Account

    Many people activate their account at orientation. You need it for most online services at ASU — and at the library, it includes the online databases and periodicals. To activate it:

    1. Register and get your CID (Campus Identification Number).
    2. Email the Technology Service Center at ITSupport@angelo.edu to obtain a Technology Access Account.
    3. For more information about the Technology Access Account see the Technology Access Account page.
  • To see when your items are due and renew, go to the RamCat log-in page and enter your last name, Library PIN (the default is ABCD4321), and your ASU Library barcode (on the back of the blue ASU library Affiliate Card).

  • To see when your items are due and renew, go to the RamCat log-in page and enter your last name, Library PIN (the default is ABCD4321), and your ASU campus ID.

  • Item Type Loan Period* Renewals Fines*
    Books on the 2nd floor 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item (if recalled: $0.30/day/item)
    Juvenile books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - maps & CDs 3 days 0 $0.25/day/item
    Interlibrary Loans varies varies $1.00/day/item
    DVDs, VHSs, CDs 3 days 1 $1.00/day/item

    *Loan periods depend on whether an item is recalled by another patron.

    **Pay your library fines at the Circulation Desk. The Library accepts cash or checks.

  • Item Type Loan Period* Renewals Fines*
    Books on the 2nd floor 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item (if recalled: $0.30/day/item)
    Juvenile books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - maps & CDs 3 days 0 $0.25/day/item
    DVDs, VHSs, CDs 3 days 0 $1.00/day/item
    Permanent reserves 2 hours (in-library use only) 0 none

    *Need to pay a fine?  The circulation desk at the Library accepts cash and checks.

  • Item Type Loan Period* Renewals Overdue Fines
    Stacks 42 days 1 none
    Juvenile books 21 days 1 none
    Government Documents - books 21 days 2 none
    Government Documents - maps & CDs 3 days 1 none
    Interlibrary loans varies varies $1.00/day/item
    DVDs, VHSs, CDs 3 days 1 none
    Closed/Permanent reserves 2 hours (in-library use only) 0 none
    1-day reserve 1 day 0 none
    3-day reserves 3 days 0 none

    *Loan periods may vary depending on whether an item is recalled by another patron.

  • Item Type Loan Period* Renewals Overdue Fines**
    Books on the 2nd floor 21 days 3 $0.25/day/item (if recalled: $0.30/day/item)
    Juvenile books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - books 21 days 2 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - maps & CDs 3 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Interlibrary loans varies varies $1.00/day/item
    DVDs, VHSs, CDs 3 days 1 $1.00/day/item
    Closed/Permanent reserves 2 hours (in-library use only) 0 $0.10/minute/item
    1-day reserve 1 day 0 $2.00/day/item
    3-day reserves 3 days 0 $0.50/day/item

    *Loan periods vary depending on whether an item is recalled by another patron.

    **You can pay any fines at the circulation desk the same day you accrue them. The library accepts cash, checks, and RamBucks. After that, you have to pay your fines online via RamPort, or in person at the Bursar’s Office.
    Because fines transferred from the Library to the Bursar’s office can take up to two working days to show up in your student account, please contact the Circulation desk at 325-486-6523 for the most up-to-date information on where you may pay your fines.

  • Item Type Loan Period* Renewals Overdue Fines**
    Books on the 2nd floor 42 days 1 $0.25/day/item (if recalled: $0.30/day/item)
    Juvenile books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - books 21 days 2 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - maps & CDs 3 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Interlibrary loans varies varies $1.00/day/item
    DVDs, VHSs, CDs 3 days 1 $1.00/day/item
    Closed/Permanent reserves 2 hours (in-library use only) 0 $0.10/minute/item
    1-day reserve 1 day 0 $2.00/day/item
    3-day reserves 3 days 0 $0.50/day/item

    *Loan periods vary depending on whether an item is recalled by another patron.

    **You can pay any fines at the circulation desk the same day you accrue them. The library accepts cash, checks, and RamBucks. After that, you have to pay your fines online via RamPort, or in person at the Bursar’s Office.
    Because fines transferred from the Library to the Bursar’s office can take up to two working days to show up in your student account, please contact the Circulation desk at 325-486-6523 for the most up-to-date information on where you may pay your fines.

  • Item Type Loan Period* Renewals Overdue Fines
    Books on the 2nd floor 120 days 5 none
    Juvenile books 120 days 5 none
    Government Documents - books 21 days 5 none
    Government Documents - maps & CDs 7 days 2 none
    Interlibrary loans varies varies $1.00/day/item
    DVDs, VHSs, CDs 7 days 2 none
    Closed/Permanent reserves 2 hours 0 none
    1-day reserve 7 days 0 none
    3-day reserves 7 days 0 none

    *Loan periods depend on whether an item is recalled by another patron.

  • Document Delivery

    Need resources not available through the ASU Library’s online holdings? ASU Distance Learning students who live in any location except for local counties - Coke, Concho, Irion, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, or Tom Green Counties - are able to have delivered eligible Library resources through document delivery. Students living in the local counties of Coke, Concho, Irion, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, or Tom Green Counties must come to the ASU Library to locate and check out material owned by the Library and to pick up books and media obtained through interlibrary loan.

    Document Delivery (for non-local students) Gives you access to items owned by the Library that do not come in electronic format. Articles from circulating print resources owned by the Library will be scanned and emailed to non-local distance learning students, subject to copyright restrictions. These students should request items using their Angelo State email account, as this is the official means of communication between the institution and the student. Emailed articles will be sent to students’ Angelo State account.

    Circulating items from the Library’s print and media collection are also available to be checked out by non-local distance learning students, subject to priority given for students’ academic studies.  Books and media delivered to non-local distance learners will be sent from ASU via insured mail, with a postage paid insured return envelope. Items must be received in the Library by the due date, in order to avoid overdue fines. Non-local students may want to consider their local libraries as a resource as well, in order to speed access and avoid overdue fines.

    To request materials through document delivery or interlibrary loan, please use the appropriate interlibrary loan form available at http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/ill/, or the interlibrary loan option available in many of the Library’s online databases.  Be sure to indicate that you are a distance learning student, and use your ASU email address.

    Have questions? Please contact us at ill@angelo.edu or 325-486-6551.

  • Document Delivery

    Need resources not available through the ASU Library’s online holdings? ASU dual credit students who do not live in Tom Green County are able to have eligible Library resources delivered through document delivery. Students living in Tom Green County must come to the ASU Library with their Dual Credit ID Card (available from the OneCard office) to locate and check out Library material and to check out books and media obtained through interlibrary loan.

    Document Delivery (for non-Tom Green County residents) gives dual credit students outside of Tom Green County access to items owned by the Library that do not come in electronic format. Articles from circulating print resources owned by the Library will be scanned and emailed to these dual credit students, subject to copyright restrictions. These students should request items using their Angelo State email account, as this is the official means of communication between the institution and the student. Emailed articles will be sent to students’ Angelo State email account.

    Circulating items from the Library’s print and media collection are also available to be checked out by non-Tom Green County resident dual credit students, subject to priority given for students’ academic studies.  Books and media delivered to these dual credit students will be sent from ASU via insured mail, with a postage paid insured return envelope. Items must be received in the Library by the due date, in order to avoid overdue fines. These students may want to consider their local libraries as a resource as well, in order to speed access and avoid overdue fines.

    To request materials through document delivery, please use the appropriate interlibrary loan form available at http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/ill/ ; or the interlibrary loan option available in many of the Library’s online databases.  Be sure to indicate that you are a dual credit student, and use your ASU email address.

    Have questions? Please contact us at ill@angelo.edu or 325-486-6551

  • Item Type Loan Period* Renewals Fines*
    Books on the 2nd floor 21 days 3 $0.25/day/item (if recalled: $0.30/day/item)
    Juvenile books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item
    Government Documents - maps & CDs 3 days 0 $0.25/day/item
    Interlibrary Loans varies varies $1.00/day/item
    DVDs, VHSs, CDs 3 days 1 $1.00/day/item
    Closed/Permanent reserves 2 hours (in-library use only) 0 $0.10/minute/item
    1-day reserve 1 day 0 $2.00/day/item
    3-day reserves 3 days 0 $0.50/day/item

    *Loan periods will vary if an item is recalled by another patron.

    **ATTENTION: If you reside outside of Tom Green County and your local library does not have the item you need; you can request materials be mailed to you through document delivery. Please email these requests to ill@angelo.edu.  Include your name, Dual Credit Student status, Campus ID number, mailing address, and the titles and call numbers of the materials being requested.

    ***You can pay any fines at the circulation desk the same day you accrue them. The library accepts cash, checks, and RamBucks.  After that, you have to pay your fines online via RamPort, or in person at the Bursar’s Office.
    Because fines transferred from the Library to the Bursar’s office can take up to two working days to show up in your student account, please contact the Circulation desk at 325-486-6523 for the most up-to-date information on where you may pay your fines.

  • Come get your resources for class!  Instructors put items on reserve and decide the loan period, which is shorter than usual loans so more people can access them.  Tell us the course number and instructor’s name and we’ll retrieve them for you.

    Reserve Type Loan Period Renewals Fines
    Closed/Permanent Reserves 2 hours (in-library use only) 0 $0.10/minute/item
    1-day Reserves 1 day 0 $2.00/day/item
    3-day Reserves 3 days 0 $0.50/day/item
  • Instructors who have placed items on reserve for their courses can check them out from the library according to the following schedule:

    Reserve Type Loan Period Renewals Fines
    Closed/Permanent Reserves 7 days 0 0
    1-day Reserves 7 days 0 0
    3-day Reserves 7 days 0 0
  • Staff can check out items on reserve in the library, according to the following schedule:

    Reserve Type Loan Period Renewals Fines
    Closed/Permanent Reserves 2 hours (in-library use only) 0 0
    1-day Reserves 1 day 0 0
    3-day Reserves 3 days 0 0

Use Equipment and Facilities

  • The Library provides several computers in various locations on all three floors of the building. Use your ASU network ID and password to log on!

    Laptop computers are also available for use inside the Library. Bring your ASU Dual Credit Student ID to the Technical Assistance Desk in the Learning Commons to check out laptops, headphones, cables, and other technology-related equipment.

  • The Library has two photocopiers, which are located in an alcove near the Circulation Desk. There is charge of 10 cents per page and the copiers accept coins. For your convenience, a change machine is located next to the copiers.

  • The Library provides several computers in various locations on all three floors of the building. Use your ASU network ID and password to log on!

    The Library also has four computers with internet access available for public use. There are three computers on the First Floor near the main entrance and another computer for researching online government information that is located in the Government Information department (in the basement). These computers do not have the ability to print, but you may email items to yourself or save to a USB Flash drive.

  • The library has four computers with internet access available for public use.  There are three computers on the First Floor near the main entrance and another computer for researching online government information that is located in the Government Information department (in the basement). These computers do not have the ability to print, but you may email items to yourself or save to a USB Flash drive.

  • To feature faculty research, the library accepts books and/or articles from refereed journals to place in our Faculty Publication Display.  The display is changed before the start of the fall semester and includes publications from the previous academic year.

    To submit your work, please provide the library with:

    • 2 copies of a book: one for patron use and one for our display (which will be returned when the display is changed)
    • A copy of the first page of an article, or its citation so we can retrieve it

    If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Maurice Fortin at 325-942-2222 or Maurice.Fortin@angelo.edu

  • Need a new space where you can work? A place to escape the interruptions from your office?  Faculty carrels are small, locked private offices equipped with a desk, chair, two book shelves, Wi-Fi, and electrical outlets.  Carrels are limited in number and are reserved at the start of each school year.  For availability, contact the Library’s Office Coordinator by phone at 325-486-6521 or by email at Erin.Johnson@angelo.edu.

  • There are 4 printers located in an alcove near the Technical Assistance Desk.  They print in both color and black & white.  Each semester students, staff, and faculty receive 800 print credits. Additional credits may be purchased if needed. The printing default is for black and white double-sided printing with a charge of one credit for each side of the page. Five credits are charged for color printing.

    Two photocopiers are located in an alcove near the Circulation Desk. There is a 10-cent per page charge and these copiers may be used by anyone. The copiers accept coins and the OneCard for payment. For your convenience, a change machine and a RamBucks machine are located next to the copiers.

    Scanners & digital senders are available in the Learning Commons. Three scanners are located among the computers along the south wall of the Learning Commons.  One digital sender is at the Technical Assistance Desk and one is in the printing alcove.

  • The Library provides several computers in various locations on all three floors of the building. Use your ASU network ID and password to log on!

    Laptop computers are also available for use inside the Library. Bring your activated OneCard to the Technical Assistance Desk in the Learning Commons to check out laptops, headphones, cables, and other technology-related equipment.

  • The Library has seven Group Study Rooms, three Individual Study Rooms and the Presentation Practice Room, for student check-out. Due to their popularity, we encourage you to call and make a reservation.

    The Group Study Rooms come equipped with Wi-Fi, white boards (appropriate markers are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk), and most have flat screen monitors to use with your laptop; making them a great place for study groups of two to eight people.

    The Individual Study Rooms are the most private study spaces. These rooms come equipped with Wi-Fi. White boards will be added in the near future. 

    The Presentation Practice Room has Wi-Fi, a flat panel monitor, a white board, and a video camera. Use this room to record your speech or presentation then play back the recording to see what you need to improve! The Presentation Practice Room is very popular, please be sure to make a reservation.

    See Study Room Availability and Guidelines for their Reservation and Use

    Contact the Circulation Desk at 325-486-6523 to make reservations or for more information!

    In need of a quiet place to study solo? The Basement and Second Floor of the Library have Quiet Study Rooms. These are large spaces where you can study alone and undisturbed.

  • The Library provides Wi-Fi coverage throughout the Basement, First, and Second Floors of the building.

    First Floor

    The Learning Commons occupies most of the First Floor and is a great place to relax or work with classmates on assignments. Key features include numerous monitors for group viewing of documents and presentations, reading nooks, study booths, and the popular practice-presentation room.

    Also located in the Learning Commons are the:

    • Circulation Desk for checking out library materials, paying library fines, and general library information
    • Research Assistance Desk for help locating books, articles, and many other resources
    • Technical Assistance Desk for checking out laptops, cables/cords, and resolving computer, software, or ASU network password problems
    • Common Grounds Café: a snack and coffee bar featuring Starbucks products

    Second Floor

    The Second Floor houses the majority of our circulating books in the “Second Floor Stacks” collection, as well as special displays of Bestsellers, Paperback Books, and New Book collections. Casual seating is located throughout the stacks.

    Also found on the Second Floor are:

    • Reading Alcove with casual seating overlooking a courtyard
    • Desktop computers and a printer
    • Quiet Study room with cubicles, lights and electric outlets
    • Group Study rooms, available for check-out; click here for more info

    Basement

    The Basement houses our Periodicals, U.S. and Texas Government Documents, Juvenile & Curriculum, and Microform collections.

    The Basement also features:

    • Quiet Study Room with tables and casual seating for individual study in a quiet setting
    • Group Study Rooms, available for check-out; click here for more info
    • Individual Study Rooms, available for check-out; click here for more info
    • Tables for use by groups and individuals

Research

  • The Angelo State University Digital Repository archives selected scholarly, cultural, and administrative output from the University; and makes it easy for researchers to find on the Web. For example, the digital repository is  home for ASU theses, research projects, and capstone projects. We invite faculty, students, and staff to archive their articles, datasets, presentations, department newsletters and magazines, multimedia scholarship, and more. You may also start an online journal through our library services. Contact the digital repository librarian for more information.

  • Online Resources for Visitors and Friends - On-campus access only

    If you were previously enrolled as a student or employed as faculty or staff at Angelo State University, you may notice the absence of a few subscription resources from the list accessed via the link above. Those resources, per their licenses/contracts, are only accessible by currently enrolled students, and currently employed faculty/staff.

  • RamCat is the online catalog of the Porter Henderson Library. It contains information about materials the Library owns, including books, documents, magazines, journals, newspapers, audiovisuals, etc.  Try out RamCat and let us know if you need assistance!

  • Care to suggest an item for library purchase?  We want to hear from you!  Contact Acquisitions Librarian Jenny Hock by telephone at 325-486-6525 or via email at jhock1@angelo.edu.  To learn more about our Acquisitions/Serials Department, visit its webpage.  Read about our selection and ordering process or check out our FAQ page.

  • Research Guides are lists of high-quality online and print research materials.  They are curated by librarians and are arranged by subject and by course.  They are each divided into six areas: reference, books, databases, news, websites, and videos. Find them online, 24/7 — either from the Library homepage or the Research Guides homepage.

  • Need help with a research assignment? We’re happy to help and can offer several forms of assistance:  

    At the Research Assistance Desk, our librarians are skilled in searching a variety of different resources, and are happy to share searching techniques designed to save your time and bring better results.

    There are multiple ways you can contact us:

    Visit
    Research Assistance Desk Hours

    Call
    325-486-6534

    Email
    reference@angelo.edu

    Chat
    Our chat reference service is AskAcademic. Click on the icon below to open the chat window and ask your question.

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    Prefer to work solo?
    We created several guides and videos so researchers can learn the basics of academic research on their own. We also have LibGuides, which are lists of recommended videos, websites, databases, books, and more that students will find useful in their research. Check out the Research Guides for your subject!

  • The WTC is the historical and archival collection of Angelo State University. It houses books, documents,
    letters, photographs and memorabilia.  It also houses the University Archives. WTC and Archives materials are non-circulating.

    Located on the second floor of the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont.

    Hours of operation:

    Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters:
    Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Please check the Library calendar for any special closings.

    Faculty members may request class visits to the WTC by appointment. For more details, contact Suzanne Campbell, the Head of Special Collections and Programs, by phone at 325-942-2164, or via email at Suzanne.Campbell@angelo.edu.

  • Students, faculty, and staff have access to hundreds of databases, accessible alphabetically or by subject.  Check out our Online Resources page.  Need help using one?  We can help!  Contact one of our reference librarians.

  • Search approximately 75% of our most popular databases simultaneously!  The search will return links to full-text articles and e-books, as well as citations, abstracts, and catalog entries in RamCat of print and digital materials the library owns. 

    Try out U-Search and let us know at library@angelo.edu how we can better customize it to meet your needs!

Course Support

  • Faculty can create course reading lists with items discovered and linked from U-Search while never leaving the Blackboard platform. These lists can be used to supplement other course materials or could be used in place of a traditional textbook.

    Current instructions on setting up and using this tool are available here.

    Faculty can get additional assistance by contacting Mark Allan at 325-486-6535 or mark.allan@angelo.edu; or Information Technology’s eLearning center at 325-486-6263 or elearning@angelo.edu.

  • Each faculty member is responsible for obtaining or arranging to obtain copyright permissions for classroom handouts, photocopies for library reserve use or online posting of materials. The Interlibrary Loans (Reference) staff of the library at Angelo State University offers assistance with obtaining copyright permissions through the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC).

    This service ensures that requests comply with Fair Use, the rights of copyright holders, and the current Copyright Law. All requests must be used for non-profit, educational purposes.

    While the Library does not charge for this service, fees charged by the CCC must be borne by the requesting faculty/University department.

  • Would you like to make print and electronic readings freely accessible to your students for a class?  Put them on reserve!  You have the option of placing materials on Course Reserve or on EReserve.

    Course Reserves in the Library

    This allows students to check out materials at any time the Circulation desk is open.

    Non-Library materials (like something you or your department owns) may be placed on Closed Reserve, which allows for In-Library-Use only.

    Most Circulating Library materials may be placed on Course Reserve under one of the following:

    • Closed Reserve @ Circulation (Print & CDs) loan period is 2 hours In-Library-Use only.
    • Closed Reserve @ Media (film & sound recording) loan period is 3 hours In-Library-Use only.
    • 1 Day Reserve @ Circulation (Print & CDs)  loan period is for 1 full day.
    • 3 Day Reserve @ Circulation (Print & CDs) loan period is for 3 full days.

    To place items on Course Reserve in the Library:
    Bring the item and the completed Course Reserve Request form (one form per item) to the Circulation or Media desk, according to item type. 

    E-Reserves

    This allows students to access materials any time.  With E-Reserves you have the option of placing articles, personal items, chapters from books, and reference materials on reserve in an electronic format. 

    To place items on E-Reserve
    Option 1: Bring the physical materials and a completed E-Reserve Request form (one form per item) to the Circulation desk.
    Option 2: To do it electronically, you may submit the data and a completed E-Reserve Request form (one form per item) via email to Library@angelo.edu for processing by Library staff.

    NOTE:  The same Item cannot be placed on reserve in the Library and on E-Reserve.

    * Reserve requests and materials must be submitted at least one working week prior to the date on which the materials are needed by students.

    For additional information regarding Course Reserves call the Circulation desk at 325-486-6523.

  • Will your students be performing research this semester?  Request a Research Guide for your class!  Research Guides are annotated lists of print and online research materials that are curated by librarians to highlight important resources students will find useful in their course work.  They are divided into six areas: reference, books, databases, news, websites, and videos. Linked from the library’s homepage, Research Guides are available online 24/7 and can be conveniently connected to courses on Blackboard.

    To request a Research Guide, please contact Kim Wirth at 325-486-6527 or Kim.Wirth@angelo.edu.

  • Will your students be performing research this semester?  We recommend a flipped classroom style approach to library instruction. Students complete video tutorials followed up with a librarian led Information Literacy Workshop for active learning exercises using relevant search terms and resources.

    Video Tutorials with Quiz

    For your convenience, our Critical Thinking and Research Skills tutorials are housed in Blackboard. Enroll your students in the Critical Thinking and/or Research Skills modules. Each video tutorial has an accompanying optional 5 question quiz.

    To learn more about the Blackboard tutorials and enroll your class(es), click here.

    Live Instruction: Information Literacy Workshops

    We have scaffolded the Information Literacy Workshops to meet the needs of different courses while advancing student research skills and critical thinking. Typically, sessions focus on teaching students how to use general or topic-specific resources available in the Library, as well as critically evaluating and synthesizing information.  We’ll be happy to work with you to focus on instruction that will be the most effective for your needs.

    To schedule an Information Literacy Workshop please contact either Kimberly Wirth at 325-486-6527 /Kimberly.Wirth@angelo.edu or Mark Allan at 325-486-6535/Mark.Allan@angelo.edu.

    Click here to read our Instruction Mission Statement.

  • The Media Collection has a small Viewing Room that can accommodate approximately 20 people. Faculty wishing to use the Viewing Room for a class should contact the Circulation Desk at 325-486-6523 or via email at Circulation@angelo.edu to reserve this space.

Borrow Materials from Other Libraries

  • Interlibrary Loans

    Interlibrary Loans (for BOTH local and non-local distance learning students) give you access to items the Library does not own!

    Articles from most resources not owned by the ASU Library can often be obtained at no charge by all students, both local and non-local, via interlibrary loan from other libraries. These articles, subject to copyright restrictions, will be emailed to students’ ASU email accounts. Additionally, the majority of books that ASU does not own can be obtained at no charge via interlibrary loan, with priority for processing given to those titles required for academic studies.  Local students must check out interlibrary loaned books at the Library’s Circulation Desk. To do so, students must have an activated ASU OneCard. Non-local students will have materials sent to them via insured mail, with a postage paid insured return envelope. All interlibrary loan books are first delivered to the ASU Library before being processed. Therefore, distance learners are encouraged to consider using their local library’s interlibrary loan service, if available, to speed access and avoid overdue fines.

    To request materials through interlibrary loan, please use the appropriate interlibrary loan form available at http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/ill/, or the interlibrary loan option available in many of the Library’s online databases.  Be sure to indicate that you are a distance learning student, and use your ASU email address

    Have questions? Interlibrary Loan FAQ

    Please contact us at ill@angelo.edu or (325) 486-6551.

  • Interlibrary Loans

    Interlibrary Loans (for ALL dual credit students) give you access to items the Library does not own!

    Articles from most resources not owned by the ASU Library can often be obtained at no charge by all dual credit via interlibrary loan from other libraries. These articles, subject to copyright restrictions, will be emailed to students’ ASU email accounts. Additionally, the majority of books that ASU does not own can be obtained at no charge via interlibrary loan, with priority for processing given to those titles required for academic studies.  Dual credit students living in Tom Green County must check out interlibrary loaned books at the Library’s Circulation Desk using their Dual Credit ID Card (available from the OneCard office).  Dual credit students living outside of Tom Green County will have materials sent to them via insured mail, with a postage paid insured return envelope. All interlibrary loan books are first delivered to the ASU Library before being processed. Therefore, dual credit students are encouraged to consider using their local library’s interlibrary loan service, if available, to speed access and avoid overdue fines.

    To request materials through interlibrary loan, please use the appropriate interlibrary loan form available at http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/ill/, or the interlibrary loan option available in many of the Library’s online databases.  Be sure to indicate that you are a dual credit student, and use your ASU email address.

    Have questions? Interlibrary Loan FAQ

    Please contact us at ill@angelo.edu or (325) 486-6551.

  • Access the collections of academic and public libraries all over Texas — get a TexShare Card!  They’re good for one semester at a time.  The card enables you to go to a member library and check out items from their collection.  Find a member library near you!

    On-campus - ASU currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff: bring your picture ID and ASU OneCard to the Library Circulation Desk, and we’ll issue you a TexShare card.

    ATTENTION: Distance Learning and Dual Credit Students
    ASU currently enrolled students who do not have an ASU OneCard may obtain a TexShare Card by following the steps below:

    1. Scan or photocopy your driver’s license and ASU ID Card on a sheet of paper and add the following information:
      • your CID
      • current mailing address
      • phone number
      • note requesting a TexShare card.
    2. Send your request via one of the following means:
      • Fax it to Circulation Desk, ASU Library, at 325-942-2198,
      • Mail it to:
        Porter Henderson Library
        Attn: Circulation Desk
        Angelo State University
        ASU Station #11013
        San Angelo, TX 76909-1013
    3. We will mail your TexShare card to the mailing address you provided.

    For more information about the TexShare Card program, visit the following links:

  • On Campus

    In need of items the Library doesn’t own?  ASU students, faculty, staff, and Friends of the Library can often get them from other libraries, through a process called “interlibrary loan” or “ILL.”  To learn more about this service, check out our ILL webpage!