Dick Smith Library Collections
The library offers collections that support research, coursework, professional development, and personal interests. These collections offer diverse resources and formats: books, e-books, journals, newspapers, videos, audio books, CDs, DVDs, etc.
The following list outlines the collections on each level. Scroll down the page for brief collection descriptions with links to more information.
- Lower Level - Audiovisual, Curriculum, Government Documents, and Limited & Local History Collections
- Main Level - Periodicals and Reference,
- Upper Level - General Stacks (checkoutable books)
- Online - Cross Timbers Historic Images, Databases, E-books, and Library Catalog
Audiovisual Collection info
Films, music, slides, and audio books, plus listening/viewing equipment.
Curriculum Materials info
Lesson plan materials, children's and adolescent literature, agriculture services/development items, and Texas state-adopted textbooks.
Limited & Local Collections info
Manuscripts, photographs, art works, rare books, and Tarleton State University historical records.
Government Documents & Maps Collection
Reports and other documents published by the United States Government Printing Office and Texas state agencies. Maps include cartographic materials on the world.
Current and past issues of journals, magazines, trade publications, and newspapers.
Reference Collection info
Almanacs, subject encyclopedias and dictionaries, legal resources, indexes, style guides, and literary criticism resources.
Houses most of the library's checkoutable books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Cross Timbers Historic Images Project
A collection of 19th and 20th century historic images from the Cross Timbers area of Central Texas.
Online access to articles, reviews, reference books, and research reports. Require Tarleton NTNET login.
List of electronic book sources. Many are publicly available; some require Tarleton NTNET login.
Library Catalog info
Search tool for locating items in Tarleton Libraries' collections: books, media, periodicals, and more.
Legislative papers for former Congressman Charles Stenholm