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Visiting School Groups: Welcome

Contact Information

We request that teachers who plan to bring a group to the libraries make prior arrangements with library staff. We strongly recommend that groups participate in a library instruction session and brief tour before beginning their work in the Moody/Jones Libraries.

To make arrangements or for answers to any questions, contact:

Ethel Walton







Welcome to the Baylor University Libraries! We hope to make your visit (whether virtual or in person) a pleasant one.

Books and other resources can be located using OneSearch. Visitors are welcome to use the materials within the libraries in which they are housed. Texas residents with current TexShare cards may check out a limited number of items. TexShare cards must be acquired at your "home" library. See more information on the TexShare Program page. Limited check out privileges are also available to all Baylor alumni.

Note that some materials in our special collections and archives have restricted use and may require an appointment for use. Please contact staff members at the Armstrong Browning Library, W. R. Poage Legislative Library, or Texas Collection if you plan to conduct research with these types of materials.

Special collection materials housed in Moody Library have similar restrictions. Set up an appointment for these materials by contacting the special collection staff.

Materials in the Morrison and O'Grady Shelving Facilities must be paged. These materials are retrieved daily, Monday - Friday. Call the Main Circulation Desk in Moody Library (254-710-6702) in advance of your visit to request Morrison or O'Grady items.



Expectations for Library Conduct

The Baylor University Libraries are available to Baylor students, faculty, staff and members of the broader community. For security reasons, the doors are locked after 10:00 p.m., but may be accessed by anyone with a valid Baylor University ID Card. Since our libraries are public spaces, there are guidelines that will help ensure a positive experience for all of our patrons. Those who do not abide by these guidelines will be asked to leave the Libraries by our security staff.


University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702