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Rickett Library, Tarleton State University - Fort Worth Campus

Student worker in Texan Hall pulling a book out of the Stacks

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The Rickett Library and Learning Commons are on the first floor of the Tarleton State University - Fort Worth Campus, located at 10850 Texan Rider Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76036.

Services & Resources

In the Rickett Library, patrons can receive individual library research guidance, schedule one-on-one library help sessions, and find a quieter study area. To supplement Tarleton Libraries’ robust online book and periodical offerings, Rickett Library provides print materials that have been selected specifically to support students’ academic needs on the Fort Worth campus. In addition, library materials can be requested for delivery to the Rickett Library from Tarleton’s Dick Smith Library on the Stephenville campus.

The library offers 20 student-use computer workstations, eight individual study loungers/pods, and comfortable seating areas. Five study rooms, which can seat up to 6 people, are available on a first come, first served basis. The Writing Lab and Accounting Lab are located within the library, as well as IT services. Students also have access to a KIC scanner and both black & white and color printers.

Library instruction sessions are available at Rickett Library for day, evening, or weekend classes. Instruction sessions are also available for hybrid and online courses. For more information see Research and Learning.


Students studying in Texan Hall

The Rickett Library collection includes print materials that support students’ academic needs. These collections are enhanced by Tarleton Libraries’ e-book offerings which are available through the online catalog. In addition, materials in the Dick Smith Library on Tarleton’s Stephenville campus can be requested and delivered to the Tarleton’s Fort Worth Campus Rickett Library, room 131, of Building #1.

The library's resources Includes general and reference materials and a children’s literature collection. All the collections contain materials covering a wide range of subject areas that include accounting, business, communications, counseling, criminal justice, education, finance, psychology, public administration, and social work. The reference collection is contained within the General collection. Patrons will also find reference books such as APA manuals, dictionaries, thesauri, statistics primers, and writing guides. A variety of periodicals that include both academic and casual reading resources are available. Newspapers include the IBW Weekly and an online Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Library Personnel

Librarians, circulation staff, and student workers staff Rickett Library. Additional library support is available from the Dick Smith Library and the Tarleton Libraries online service.
Ms. Kym Schow

Dr. Kym Schow

Manager of Global Learning & Outreach
User Services

Ms. Lisa Wan

Lisa Wan

Coordinator of Tarleton Fort Worth Library Services
Global Learning & Outreach

Ms. Carrie Pike

Carrie Pike

Circulation Specialist - Fort Worth
Global Learning & Outreach