About the Library

Mission Statement

We embrace the mission of the University of Texas at Dallas by providing maximum access to relevant, authoritative, and scholarly resources.

We are dedicated to maintain a congenial atmosphere for the library community and will endeavor to advance the lifelong educational needs of our diverse clientele.


Vision Statement

The University of Texas at Dallas Libraries pledge to promote a collaborative and congenial learning environment as active partners with the faculty and administration in realizing the University’s mission. Employing the latest technology, the Libraries will manage and maintain access to the greatest number of resources relevant to the University’s teaching and research mission regardless of format. Constant effort and innovation will make access as efficient as possible, and the staff will instruct patrons enabling them to evaluate and extract maximum value. The Libraries will preserve and manage important and unique materials for present and future scholarship. Recruiting an excellent staff, updating its expertise, and encouraging its participation in professional activities will ensure high-quality service that will add value to the University’s assets. Finally, the Libraries will maintain the highest ethical standards as stated in the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics.


McLemore Award

The Ethel Ward-McLemore Awards for Library Excellence are presented annually to two library staff members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to our libraries. The awards are funded by the late Ethel Ward-McLemore.

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