The University Libraries will be the indispensable hub of discovery, learning and creativity at Texas A&M by providing a distinguished collection of information resources unbounded by place and preserved for future generations.
The Libraries actively participate in the University’s goal to become a top ten public university in America. The University is designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, and has further designations as a land grant, sea grant and space grant institution. Texas A&M Libraries has five College Station facilities:
- Cushing Memorial Library: Rare books, special collections, manuscripts and archival repository
- Medical Sciences Library: Medical and veterinary sciences
- Policy Sciences & Economics Library: Political sciences and economics
- Sterling C. Evans Library & Annex: General university library
- West Campus Library: Business
As noted above, each facility, except for the Evans Library & Annex, focuses on a specific subject or subject areas but has some overlap with other libraries. Evans Library & Annex collects across all subject areas. In addition to the campus libraries, there are two international Texas A&M facilities and collections available at several additional Texas locations, including two off-site storage sites.
Primary User Population Statistics (obtained from TAMU Enrollment Profile Fall 2014)
The 2014 Fall enrollment for Texas A&M University totaled approximately 62,000 students, and of that total, the College Station campus enrolled 55,810 students. The undergraduate enrollment comprises roughly 76.5% or 47,500 of the students. Doctoral students comprised 32.9% or 4,804 of the total graduate and first professional student population (14,618). For the most current statistics, consult the Texas A&M Office of Institutional Studies and Planning.
Collection Statistics as submitted to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
The Libraries are dedicated to providing materials in a variety of formats accessible both on campus and remotely. Resources and expenditures for the 2013-2014 reporting period were approximately:
- 5,173,340 million volumes held
- 1,509,470 eBooks held
- 2,571 databases
- 6,775,845 million microforms held
- $23,609,080 Total Library Materials Expenditures (2013/2014)
Additionally, Texas A&M Libraries strive to be the best in class. For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Libraries were ranked 9th among ARL US Public University Libraries and 19th in ARL Overall ranking.