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Library 101

This guide will take you through the ins and outs of your library! Learn about services, policies, and all of the opportunities that await you!

Ask Us!

  • Call: 361-825-2340
  • Text: 361-726-4986
  • Email us
  • Visit the Circulation Desk in Bell Library

GROW Suite


The Graduate Resource and Opportunity Workspace (GROW) offers graduate students exclusive space and resources tailored specifically to their academic needs and professional development. GROW provides services including professional workshops, student support events, networking activities, and community service opportunities.

Visit GROW's webpage for hours, to make a reservation, and more: Link to GROW webpage 

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and University Archives contains over 20,000 printed items, an estimated 9,000 linear feet of archives and manuscript materials, thousands of maps, and digital formats as well!  These items relate to history, literature, folklore, photography, government, and more. 

Special Collections and Archives is located in room 205 on the second floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. Learn more about our collections and make a reservation here: Link to Special Collections Homepage


Study Areas

We have a variety of rooms and spaces across our first and second floors! These include:  

  • Individual and Quiet Study Areas
  • Collaborative and Group Study Areas
  • Computers and Tech Spaces

Learn about our study rooms, labs, and areas around the library here: Link to Rooms & Spaces webpage

I-Create Lab

The I-Create Lab, located in room 217 of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library, endeavors to provide the TAMU-CC community easy access to the most innovative technologies for invention, creation, exploration and design, no matter their field of study. It is a hands-on, multipurpose makerspace where users can learn, collaborate, design and create!

Take a virtual tour of our makerspace here:

For the most up-to-date information on policies, hours, technology, and reservations, visit here: Link to I-Create Homepage

Get Involved!

There are many ways for you to get involved @ your library!   

Events and Exhibits

The library holds many events and exhibits throughout the year. Our Outstanding Faculty Speaker Series, Virtual Book Talks, and Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition are a few examples!  To stay up-to-date on our events and exhibits, check out our library calendar: Link to Library Calendar  

You can also learn more about our exhibits here: Link to Exhibits page 


Throughout the year, we hold workshops that range from tutorials on stop-motion animation to tips on how to get started on a research paper!

Watch our past virtual workshops with the I-Create Lab here: Link to I-Create Workshops YouTube playlist

Follow us on Social Media

One of the best ways to keep up-to-date on everything library is by following us on social media! See behind-the-scenes photos, take part in trivia, learn about resources, and share in the library fun!