Today the Texas A&M University (TAMU) and University of Texas (UT) systems are opening a Joint Library Facility at TAMU’s Riverside Campus. The $6.3 million, 18,000-square-foot facility will house more than 1 million books from the collections of the two universities and make them available for use by other academic or medical institutions.
Texas A&M in College Station and UT Austin have collaborated in the past on projects, such as the Texas Digital Library and preservation storage in a high-density library repository in Austin. This new Joint Library Facility represents another level of cooperation by incorporating the resource-in-common model for all materials in the facility and including general academic and medical campuses from both systems.
For more details, see the May 21 TAMU Times article, "Texas A&M and University Of Texas Systems to Open Joint Library Facility Friday," and the May 21 UT Libraries news release, "Texas A&M and University of Texas Renew Collaboration with Opening of Joint Library Facility."