Faculty & Staff Services

Research Assistance

The library provides personalized research assistance with major research problems. For research assistance:

  • Stop by the Research & Access Desk during open hours.
  • Call the desk at (806) 651-2215 during open hours.
  • Chat with us using the library's chat feature located on the bottom right of all library webpages.
  • Use Email a Librarian
  • Make an appointment with a librarian.

Interlibrary Loan

Need a book or article we don’t have here? We can usually get it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan. For finding materials beyond our search boxes and databases, try WorldCat. For furthering information, please see our Interlibrary Loan Services page.

Request an Item through ILL

Course Materials

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Connect with Bruce Wardlow at (806) 651-2221 about incorporating and creating OER. For more information about OER, also check out our Open Educational Resources guide.

Licensed Content by the Library

You may use many of the library's licensed content within your courses from embedding videos (e.g. Films on Demand) to linking directly to database articles and books. Give your liaison librarian a call if you would like to explore this option.

Course Reserves

You can place items on reserve to ensure everyone has equal access to your course materials by providing us the materials and filling out the:

You can visit our Reserves page, Email a Librarian, or call us at (806) 651-2215 for further information.

Reserve Request Form

Library Instruction and Guides

Instruction Sessions

Library instruction teaches students about library resources and services. Students learn how to use appropriate print and electronic sources as well as evaluation and citation of sources. Currently scheduled sessions are viewable on the Instruction Calendar.

For further information please see the Library Instruction FAQ.

Schedule a Session

Course Guides

A Course Guide is a library website that points students to relevant library resources and services for that specific course. Please contact your liaison librarian or Kelly Hoppe if you're interested in a course guide for your class.

Please visit our Course Guides list to see examples.

Checkout Items

  • Check out up to 100 items for 120 days each.
  • 3 renewals allowed.
  • Have others checkout items for you by using our proxy services. For more information on our proxy services, please visit our Borrowing Policies section of the policies page.

Suggest Purchases

Faculty are invited to suggest a purchase that will support the curriculum.

Suggest a Purchase

Off-campus Access

WT faculty & staff can use library resources from anywhere. Just use the same login as for SSO. If you have any problems, Email a Librarian.

Study Rooms

You can book the following study rooms online:

After booking, just come to the Research & Access Desk to check-in.

Faculty Research Poster Session

Faculty are invited to participate in the Annual Faculty Research Poster session, which is held every spring.

WT Repository

The library can help deposit research and other scholarly writing into our WT Repository to share and preserve your and your students' research. Please contact Patrick Diepen for further information.

WT Repository


Organize and automatically create references and citations for your sources. Requires creation of a personal account.


For further information on Endnote, please see our Endnote Guide