The Ralph W. Steen Library at Stephen F. Austin University in Historic Nacogdoches

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The Ralph W. Steen Library at Stephen F. Austin University in Historic Nacogdoches

The Ralph W. Steen Library, located on the campus of Stephen F. Austin University, is one of the
largest academic library facilities in the state with over 1.5 million volumes in different formats.
Traditional collections include 546,148 books, 49,254 bound volumes of periodicals, and 253,544
government documents. The library has extensive electronic resources available in-house and
from remote locations. Four student microlabs and two computer research areas house
approximately 200 public access workstations. The library's online catalog IPAC is accessible
across the Internet. Specialized collections include the Curriculum Collection of children's and
young adult materials, and the East Texas Research Center of source materials relating to the
life, culture, industry and history of East Texas. With an extensive forest history collection, the
center is designated an official repository by the Forest History Foundation. Steen Library is also
a Regional Historical Resources Depository of the Texas State Library and an official Texas and
U. S. Government Printing Office depository. In the picture above, the statue of Stephen F. Austin
is seen in front of the library standing on the Star of Texas above the circular fountain in the
sunken terrace.²


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