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About the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library

About the Library

The Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library is named after the Drs. Donald and Louise Cowan, a husband and wife who were instrumental in shaping the University of Dallas to what it is today and William A. Blakley, the Texas state senator whose keen interest in higher education shifted a major portion of the Blakley-Braniff Foundation to the University of Dallas. The Cowan-Blakley Library, established in 1962, is well known for its commitment to the ideals of learning at the University. The Library has approximately 300,000 volumes, including circulating books, serials, and special collections. Students, faculty, and staff have access to more than 115 databases and 84,000 online publications.

Library Mission Statement

The University of Dallas is a Catholic University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Catholic values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. It is our goal in the Library to uphold this mission by providing our faculty, students, staff and community partners with the best possible access to knowledge.

Library Policies

In order to provide the best environment for research and studying, the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library has established policies for the use of its facilities and materials.

Library Hours

The Cowan-Blakley Library makes every effort to provide access to materials to all library patrons. Changes in hours during summer sessions, interims and holidays will be posted in accordance with the University's academic calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about library services and resources.

Contact Information

Phone numbers for all library departments and personnel.