Perry-Castañeda Library


Perry-Castañeda Library

The Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) is the main central library of the University of Texas at Austin library system in Austin, Texas.

The UT Austin campus library system holds nearly eight million volumes, ranking it as the fifth largest library among academic institutions in the United States, and the eleventh largest overall in the country.cite web|year=2006|url=http://www.libraryspot.com/lists/listlargestlibs.htm|title=Nation's Largest Libraries by Volumes Held|work=Nation's Largest Libraries|publisher=LibrarySpot|accessdate=2006-04-24]

Established in 1972, the Perry-Castañeda Library is named for two former University professors, Ervin S. Perry and Carlos E. Castañeda. Professor Perry was the first African American to be appointed to the academic rank of professor and Professor Castañeda played a central role in the early development of the Benson Latin American Collection.

The library is architecturally distinctive in that it is shaped like Texas, with sharp angles deliniating the general shape of the state.

References

External links

* [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/pcl/ University of Texas Libraries: Perry-Castañeda Library]

ee also

* Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection


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