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TCU Texas Book Award

The Friends of the TCU Library and TCU Press are co-sponsors of the 2024 TCU Texas Book Award. An award of $5,000 is given to the author of the best book about Texas. Fiction, nonfiction, art, photography and other books will be considered.
Excluded works: juvenile, young adult, drama or film scripts, and self-published works.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

TCU's 150 Years Exhibit Tour

TCU's 150 Years Exhibit Tour

In celebration of TCU’s 150th Celebration, the Mary Couts Burnett Library is highlighting a variety of collections from the past, present and future through a building-wide exhibit.

Dating back to the university’s founding, having a collection of books has been a critical component supporting research and creative activities. The AddRan Literary Society developed a collection of books in 1874, and two subsequent collection donations created the university’s first official library in 1892. Since then, the library has taken the lead in building a rich collection to support the curriculum, research and creative activities of our campus and will continue to do so for years to come.

The LIBRARY COLLECTIONS: 150 YEARS IN THE MAKING exhibit is set up throughout the library, providing historical and informational details about various collections. The exhibit tour runs through October 14, 2023.

To view the Walking Tour Directions and Map, visit

TCU Giving Day Library Challenge

The Mary Couts Burnett Library can secure a TCU Gives Day Challenge of $5,000 with your support!

Give Now!

Join your fellow Frogs and support the library with a gift of any amount now through noon, Wednesday, Oct. 4.

If the TCU Library receives 100 individual gifts of any size during TCU Gives Day, long-time library supporter Ed Fritz will give $5,000 to ensure the library continues to provide essential resources for students, faculty and the TCU community.

The TCU Library is the intellectual center of the university serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research.

Thank you for investing in the TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library! Your gift to the library will directly support our students and faculty by creating an investment for the better – powerful opportunities that allow us to provide intellectual resources, innovative technology tools and an inspiring physical and virtual environment.

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Research Experts

Not sure where to start? Need a little help digging up that citation? Can't find what you're looking for?
Ask one of our research librarians for help!

 Laura  Ruede

Laura Ruede

Dance Research Librarian / Van Cliburn Archivist
Phone: 7774

Research Librarian for: Dance

 Charles  Bellinger

Charles Bellinger

Religion and Philosophy Librarian
Phone: 7668

Research Librarian for: Religion