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 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.

Lower Level floor plan

Main Level

Periodicals info
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.

Main Level floor plan

Upper Level

General Stacks
Houses most of the library's checkoutable books, both fiction and non-fiction.

Upper Level floor plan


Online

Cross Timbers Historic Images Project
A collection of 19th and 20th century historic images from the Cross Timbers area of Central Texas.

Databases info
Online access to articles, reviews, reference books, and research reports. Require Tarleton NTNET login.

E-books info
List of electronic book sources. Many are publicly available; some require Tarleton NTNET login.

J-TAC Newspaper Archive

Library Catalog info
Search tool for locating items in Tarleton Libraries' collections: books, media, periodicals, and more.

Limited and Local History

Online Books

Stenholm Papers
Legislative papers for former Congressman Charles Stenholm

Tarleton State University on the Portal to Texas History

8/2013