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Chemistry Subject Guide

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Service Alert: Mallet Library Closed for WEL Renovation

The Mallet Chemistry Library closed in May 2017 due to the Welch Hall 1978 wing renovation project.

Where can I ask questions and get help?
You can use our Ask a Question form, or call 512-495-4600 (leave a voicemail if no answer).

Where are the reserves textbooks?
Textbooks and other books currently on reserve for students in courses are located in the Physics-Math-Astronomy Library (RLM, ground floor) where students can check them out as usual.

Where have the books gone?
The books (monographs and reference materials) are currently located on the 6th floor of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL, sections 6AA and 6BB), where they are available for direct use and requesting via Pick It Up.
PCL 6th floor plan
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The print journals have moved permanently to remote storage sites such as the Library Storage Facility on the Pickle Campus and the Joint Library Facility in Bryan TX. Check the Catalog for exact locations and to request scans or retrievals.

Can I get scans of articles from the journals?
Yes! Place your Get a Scan requests as you always have. About half of the printed journal content formerly housed in the library is currently available to us online, but the rest is print-only.

Can I get books from the Chemistry collection delivered somewhere?
Yes, everyone can use our Pick It Up service via the Library Catalog to request paging and delivery of books to another campus library. The nearest checkout desks to Welch Hall are in the Life Science Library (MAI 220) and PMA Library (RLM). Turnaround is usually two business days. You may also go to PCL to get a chemistry book yourself if you need it immediately.

Where do I return books checked out from the Chemistry Library?
You can return Chemistry books to any campus library or remote drop-box. The nearest checkout desks are in the Life Science Library (MAI 220) and PMA Library (RLM).

Where can I access computers?
EID-login workstations are available in other campus libraries. There are no open computer labs in Welch Hall.

Why did the Chemistry Library close?
While the library's entry is in the open 1929 wing, it was built as part of the 1978 expansion and its systems had to be replaced. The space is currently occupied by the general contractor.


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101 East 21st St.
Austin, TX. 78713

Phone: (512) 495-4250

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