Collection Development

We enrich minds and inspire learning by providing quality information, services and resources to the Texas A&M Libraries global community. 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 a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, and has designations as a land grant, sea grant and space grant institution. The TAMU Libraries have five College Station facilities: Cushing Memorial Library (rare books, special collections, manuscripts and archival repository), Evans Library (general university library), Medical Sciences Library (medical science and veterinary science), West Campus Library (business), Policy Sciences and Economics Library (political sciences and economics). In addition, there are two international TAMU library facilities and collections in several Texas locations. Each facility except Evans/Evans Annex focuses on a specific subject but has some overlap with other libraries. Evans/Evans Annex has collections in all subjects.

Currently the Libraries have two shared remote storage facilities.