New Student Resources

Welcome to Your Baylor Libraries!

The University Libraries are excited to welcome you to the Baylor family. Our mission is to connect you with the resources you need to succeed academically during your time at Baylor, and this site is a handy place to find links and information on some of our most popular and useful services for students.

So take a look around, explore the resources listed below, and if you have questions, don't hesitate to send us an email at

And be sure to follow @BaylorLibraries on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - they're the best way to stay in touch and get the latest info from your libraries!

A Welcome from Dean of University Libraries Jeffry Archer

Important Library Resources

Course Reserves | Pro Tips Video
Get quick access to the reserved readings for all your classes with Course Reserves
Learn more about course reserves

Find Your Librarian | Pro Tips Video
Every major has a liaison librarian - find yours here!
Learn more about finding your librarian

HelpDesk+ | Pro Tips Video
Your one-stop location for all things tech support, located in Moody Memorial Library
Learn more about HelpDesk+

Kanopy and Swank | Pro Tips Video
Stream hundreds of documentaries and blockbuster movies right from your laptop
Learn more about Kanopy | Learn more about Swank

KIC Scanners | Pro Tips Video
Create high-quality scans of books, notes, journals and more - for free!
Learn more about our KIC scanners

Library Basics Guide | Pro Tips Video
Easy-to-use guide on how to use the libraries to your fullest advantage
Learn more about the Library Basics Guide

Library Workshops | Pro Tips Video
The Libraries host workshops year-round that will help you become a better scholar!
Learn more about library workshops

OneSearch | Pro Tips Video
Powerful tool for searching the Libraries' holdings
Learn more about OneSearch

Research Guides
Hundreds of guides covering almost 100 subjects
Learn more about our research guides

Special Collections Libraries | Pro Tips Video
Discover a world of primary research material in our special collections
Learn more about our special collections

Starbucks | Pro Tips Video
Get your caffeine fix at this campus hot spot, located in Moody Memorial Library
Learn more about the libraries' Starbucks location

Study Space: Central Libraries | Pro Tips Video
The Central Libraries (Moody and Jones) offer 24-hour study areas and more!
Learn more about our study spaces

University Writing Center | Pro Tips Video
Free one-on-one support for helping make better writers, no matter the major
Learn more about the University Writing Center

Zotero | Pro Tips Video
A free browser plugin that helps you track research paper citations with just one click!
Learn more about Zotero

Get to Know Your Libraries!
Take a deeper dive into the Baylor Libraries
One Page Fact Sheet | Inspiring Insight | Baylor ITS & Libraries Magazine | Armstrong Browning Library | Central Libraries | Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society | Library & Academic Technology Services | Institute for Oral History | The Texas Collection | W. R. Poage Legislative Library

More Resources to Support Your Success

ITS homepage
Get all the info you need on technology, apps, cloud-based solutions and more!
Learn more about ITS

AirBear | Pro Tips Video
Baylor's campus-wide wireless network
Learn more about AirBear

Box | Pro Tips Video
Secure collaboration with anyone, anywhere, on any device
Learn more about Box

Canvas | Pro Tips Video
Baylor's online learning management system
Learn more about Canvas

Duo | Pro Tips Video
Two-factor authentication app required to access most Baylor software (email, Microsoft 365, etc)
Learn more about Duo

Microsoft 365 | Pro Tips Video
Cloud-based access to Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more - free for Baylor students!
Learn more about Microsoft 365

PawPrints | Pro Tips Video
Crowd-sourced printing solution: get your papers printed from all across campus on more than 120 printers
Learn more about PawPrints

Powerful communications tools including chat, videoconferencing and more
Learn more about Teams

Zoom | Pro Tips Video
Synchronous, web-based virtual meeting environments
Learn more about Zoom