Information for Visitors

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Visitor Hours

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The University of Texas at Dallas is a public research university that is part of the University of Texas System. We welcome all community users and researchers to use our resurces.

The Eugene McDermott Library Visitor Hours

Visitors can visit during our regular hours of operation

Monday through Thursday- 8 am to 10 pm
Friday- 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday- 11 am to 8 pm
Sunday- 11 am to 8 pm


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Contact Us

General Information

If you have questions about McDermott Library, you can reach us by calling 972-883-2955, or visit the Contacts page to search by department.

Library Tours

If you are interested in a personal tour of McDermott Library, please contact McDermott Library Instruction Services.

Meeting Space

McDermott Library is unable to provide meeting space for outside groups. The use of space within the University by outside groups is arranged by the President’s Office. An outside group will need a University sponsor. The sponsor should contact the President’s Office at 972-883-2201.


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Borrowing From The Library

    Most materials from the Main Stacks collection are available to borrow from the Library. Materials from the Reference, Journals, Special Collections, and Micro-form collections must be used in the Library.

  • Community Users
  • Policies for Visitors – Visitors must have a valid TexShare card AND a valid Texas ID card or Texas driver’s license (with picture).

  • Visiting Scholars
  • Visiting Scholars must apply for a Comet Card through a university sponsor.


    Library Resources

  • Library Catalog
  • The Library Catalog provides information about the books, journals, media, and other items available in the Library.

  • Electronic Resources
  • Visitors and visiting scholars may only access these resources (databases, e-journals, and e-books) by using the Community User computers in the library. Due to legal agreements, they cannot be accessed off-campus. If you have questions concerning access to electronic resources, please contact Ask a Librarian Services.

  • Special Collections
  • The Library has several important research collections including the History of Aviation (located at SP2), the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, and the Louise B. Belsterling collection. For information about these materials, visit the Special Collections Webpages.

  • U.S. Government and Texas State Documents
  • The Eugene McDermott Library has been a federal depository library since 1972 and a Texas state depository since 1974. Additional information is available on the Government Document Library Guide. The depository materials are supplemented by microform materials particularly in the area of legislative documents and statistical resources.


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    Technology & Internet Services

  • Scanning to Email
  • Library copy machines have a scanning option where you can scan materials and send them to your email free of charge.

  • Library Computers
  • The Library has 2 computers available to visitors so they can access electronic resources. The computers do not allow general Internet use or email services. They also do not include software for editing documents, generating spreadsheets, or creating presentations, i.e., Microsoft Office or similar software services. Visitors must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid driver’s license or Texas identification card to use the equipment.

    Community users must bring their own thumb/flash/USB drive if they plan to save any data. Printing from the Community Users Workstation is not available.

  • Internet Access
  • Public internet access is granted via the ‘UTDGuest’ wireless network, an open and unencrypted network. It does not allow access to the library’s electronic resources (databases, e-journals, and e-books). Visitors must use a library computer for access to the library’s electronic resources.


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UTD Main Campus & Eugene McDermott Library

The University of Texas at Dallas’ main campus address is located at 800 West Campbell Road.

For online directions to the library and UTD main campus, and access to parking information, visit the Directions page.


History of Aviation Archives

History of Aviation Archives is located at the Synergy Park North 2 (SP2) building at 3020 Waterview Parkway.

For more information, contact the archives team: 972-883-2577 or [email protected].

Page Last Updated: September 30, 2021