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Faculty Guide to Truxal Library

About our collections

The library's collection consists of over 150,000 physical books, 114,000 electronic books, 15,000 periodicals, and 21,000 audiovisual resources, available online and in house. The library provides access to more than 50 online databases, which contain journals, magazines, newspapers, e-books, streaming videos, art images, music, and more.

Faculty, staff, and students may also check out webcams from the circulation desk. Available for use inside the library are anatomical and chemistry models, laptop computers, phone chargers, headphones, whiteboards, office supplies, and more.


Search the library's online catalog to find books and e-books, hard-copy and streaming media, and more:


Suggest materials

We encourage faculty to recommend materials for the library. Contact the library director ( or use the form below:


The library subscribes to Choice, which publishes reviews of academic books organized by discipline. The magazine is available in print in the library. On-campus users can find reviews online:

For recommendations of other periodicals offering book reviews for your subject area, contact us.

About laptops

The library circulates laptops to students on behalf of the nursing department, the CTA, CTP, and CTS departments, and the Student Achievement and Success Program (SASP). Students must have an appropriate referral before checking out a laptop. If your department is participating, contact your department chair or assistant dean for more information on machine specs and the referral process. Faculty in other departments should encourage eligible students to contact SASP.

Note that the only laptops owned by the library and therefore available for checkout without a referral are those loaned for use inside the facility for a 3-hour period.

Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography