Quick Facts

Mary Couts Burnett Library


  • The library is the nexus of the University’s Intellectual Commons, which encourages student/faculty collaboration across multiple fields. A skyway connects the library to Rees-Jones Hall, the University’s first multidisciplinary academic building.
  • More than 1.9 million books, CDs, DVDs, videos and nearly 110,000 current journals in the library and Library Annex augment thousands of electronic books, journals and full-text databases.
  • The library’s distinguished Special Collections department contains the University’s Digital Archives, Speaker Jim Wright Archives, the Amon G. Carter Collection, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Archives and the William Luther Lewis Collection of English and American Literature.
  • New features were incorporated in a 2015 renovation. These include a lab with multimedia editing suites created for students whose classes require high-end computing capability; a technology “sandbox” that enables students and faculty to try out the latest gadgets and innovations; and the FAB Lab, which allows fabrication of objects using a 3-D printer.
  • Other new features include graduate student study spaces intended to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, an expanded and revitalized Bistro Burnett dining facility, and the Lizard Lounge, an academic and special events space for graduate students and faculty. 

Point of Pride

The Mary Couts Burnett Library has been transformed into an interdisciplinary, multimedia-rich environment. Learn more at