The library collection consists of over 261,506 printed books and media titles, along
with 1,774 print periodicals and over 250 electronic databases providing TSU students
and staff with remote access to thousands of additional subscription journal titles
and ebooks. The library provides an information literacy program, bibliographic instruction,
virtual reference (Ask a Librarian), reserves, and interlibrary loan.
Closed study rooms and individual study carrels are provided on most floors. With
the exception of Special Collections, the library maintains open stacks. Wireless
access is available throughout the building. A computer lab is available on the 3rd
floor. Students can print up to 40 pages without charge. Copy machines are available
on the second floor.
The Robert James Terry Library provides seven major public service areas: Reference, Circulation/Reserve, and Special Collections on the first floor; the Serials Department on the second floor; the Learning Resources Center on the third floor; the Business and Economics Library on the fifth floor; and the Pharmacy Reading Room on the first floor of the Pharmacy building.
The library was named for Dr. Robert James Terry, Interim President of the Texas Southern
University from 1986-1987.
Distance Learning Services:
The Robert James Terry Library adheres to the ACRL Standards for Distance Learning
Library Services and provides a number of resources and services designed to meet the
research needs of the distance learning community.
For additional information, see the Distance Learning Services page.
Information Literacy Statement:
The Robert James Terry Library supports the Association of College and Research Libraries
(ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Information Literacy skills are an essential part of our library instruction program
that infuses the essential components into all library lectures, guides, tutorials,
library websites, and others.