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In keeping with Amberton University's commitment to provide a specialized institution of higher education for students, the Library Resource Center meets patron needs through the development of a curriculum-based collection of print and non-print materials in conjunction with the latest computerized access programs. In addition, the Center's professional staff provides service for patrons in the areas of basic library orientation; bibliographic instruction; library research training; document delivery; and general reference assistance.

The Library Resource Center does not attempt to duplicate general library holdings found in public, tax-supported libraries. Rather, the Center directs its efforts toward collecting specific resources which support the disciplines taught at Amberton University.

In conjunction with the faculty, the Library Resource Center continually acquires new books, periodicals, microforms, and audiovisual materials for meeting both faculty and student needs. Anyone associated with the University may initiate a proposal for additional acquisitions.

The University is a member of several state and local library and research associations. These affiliations enable the Library Resource Center staff to locate materials in national databases for faculty and student interlibrary loans. The University also participates in the sharing of educational resources with over twenty colleges and universities in North Texas.

Other services provided by the Library Resource Center include on-line searching opportunities in multiple databases for faculty and students. Individualized instruction is available for students seeking to develop maximized searching strategies. The Center also houses an open computer lab which is available for student use during regular Center hours.