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General Collection

The General Collection represents materials used in teaching and research at the university and reflects TWU's curricular areas of study.  The collections include many supplemental and cross-disciplinary materials that directly support the undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs offered. These are circulating collections which are available  at any campus for check out whenever the libraries are open. Electronic materials are available at all three campuses 24/7. Items added to the General Collections are based upon the Library Collection Development Policy. At times. materials may be temporarily relocated to the Course Reserves area, the Reference Collection, placed on exhibit, or loaned to other libraries.

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Special Collections

The Special Collections and University Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to historical collections that encompass manuscripts, artifacts, clothing and textiles, media, and rare books.

The University Archives contains documents, photographs, records, and publications of intrinsic historical value to the University. Administrative and faculty papers, university memorabilia, and community works including scrapbooks are available to students, scholars, and researchers.

Children's Collection

The Jimmie Lyn Harris Children’s Collection, located in the Blagg-Huey Library on the First Floor, is comprised of over 58,000 books in over 30 languages. The collection of illustrated children’s books and teen literature serves as a rich resource for a variety of departments, organizations, and families across the Texas Woman’s University campuses and the greater Denton community.

For more information, check out our Children's Collection Libguide

Related Collections

Digital Collections

Gateway to Women’s History

The Gateway to Women's History is an online site providing electronic access to primary source materials from the Woman's Collection at Texas Woman's University. Visitors can access photographs, documents, pamphlets, menus, programs, catalogs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, negatives, artifacts, clothing, textiles, and descriptive records of Special Collections manuscript collections. Learn More about Special Collections


The Repository@TWU is an open access repository of scholarship produced by Texas Woman’s University students, faculty and staff. The repository contains articles, digitized theses and dissertations, electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), white papers, grey literature, presentations, posters, artwork, scholarly doctoral projects, and scholarly and creative works. Learn More about Scholarly Communications

Cookbook & Culinary Collection

With more than 90,000 cookbooks spanning the nineteenth century to present, the Cookbook and Culinary Collection is filled with volumes primarily published by women for women, often to praise funds for schools, churches, clubs, or other women's organizations. In addition to recipes, cookbooks often provide advice to homemakers and new brides about the importance of running a household. They frequently document foodways, culinary traditions, and how how world and local events like the Great Depression affect diets and food norms.

Woman's Collection Circulating

The Lou Halsell Rodenberger Woman’s Collection represents the largest concentration of resources on women in Texas and the Southwest. One of the oldest collections in the country, the Woman's Collection was established in 1932 with emphasis on the history of women and women's issues. The collection houses manuscripts, documents, records, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, correspondence, books, media, and other primary source materials.

PIONERAS Collection

PIONERAS is a collaborative project between TWU and the Denton Independent School District (Denton ISD) whose goal is to improve the language and literacy skills as well as the academic achievement of the over 1,700 Spanish dominant English Language Learners in schools with dual language programs. It is sponsored by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) of the U.S. Department of Education. The collection represents bilingual children's books for use by both teachers and students. Learn more about the PIONERAS program at twu.

Journals Collection

The Journals Collection consists of both physical and digital publications. The majority of items are available electronically and can be located through the library’s online catalog. The physical journal articles can be viewed in person or by Document Delivery.

Wellness Collection

The Wellness Collection began as a gift to the TWU Libraries in support of the wellness initiative in the TWU Strategic Plan. Items are added as appropriate. It is located outside of the Wellness Room on the 3rd floor of the Blagg-Huey Library.

Media Collection

The TWU libraries media collections consist mostly of DVDs, CDs, and kits. The majority of the media collection is curricular related streaming media. Links to these items are available through the online catalog. Physical media items are available at all three campus libraries.

Dallas Collections

The Dallas Center Library collections are centered around the health sciences, including nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy,  health systems management, and speech pathology. Most of the current curricular related materials are available electronically through databases, ejournals, and ebooks which are available through the online catalog.

Houston Collections

The Houston Center Library collections are centered around the health sciences, including nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health care administration, nutrition and food sciences, and business. Most of the current curricular related materials are available electronically through databases, ejournals, and ebooks which are available through the online catalog.