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The Library has an array of resources to help you find, borrow, and use library materials from our print, online and digital collections or request materials from other libraries.  If you need help, Ask Us

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Helpful Tools

Use the helpful tools below to discover and access information covering a wide range of subject areas.


OneSearch provides simple, one-stop searching for books, e-Books, videos, articles, digital media and more. Start your research by entering keywords in the search box. Sign in with your MyLeo ID and password (student) or domain login credentials (faculty/staff) to view the complete list of results.

Journal Collection

Access 255,000 + online trade, professional, and scholarly journals and popular magazines. Search for a journal by title or browse the collection by subject.


Use the databases to find articles in journals, magazines, newspapers, books, streaming media, and more. Browse the alphabetical list of databases or browse the databases by subject and type. Access to the databases is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Book/eBook Collection

Access 1.2 million print and eBooks and government documents covering a wide range of academic subject areas. Access to the print collection is available during operating hours. Ask us if you need help finding a book on the shelves or assistance with reaching a book on the shelves.

The database resources listed below provide direct access to the Libraries’ holdings of e-books.

Course Reserves

Your professor or the library may have placed a select group of textbooks and library books on reserve for 2-hours in library use only. Check the catalog by entering the title in the search box or ask about course reserves at the Library Information Desk.

Course Reading Lists

Course Reading Lists (Leganto) is a tool provided by the library that allows faculty/instructors to create and share reading lists with their students using the D2L learning management system.

  • For students: login to D2L, access your course and look for “course reading list” or similar text.
  • For faculty: Contact Amy San Antonio, Librarian for DWF Extended University Sites, for more information about this service.

University Archives

Located on the fourth floor, University Archives contains books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, serial publications, oral histories and artifacts related to the history of Texas A&M University-Commerce and the counties that comprise Northeast Texas, including Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Morris, Rains, Red River and Titus.

The university history section includes archives and records created by individuals and groups from its founding as East Texas Normal College in 1889 to the present day. Significant collections include:

  • University Photograph Collection,
  • The East Texan campus newspaper,
  • The Locust Yearbook,
  • University Presidents’ Office Papers.

A&M-Commerce Digital Commons

Digital Commons is an open access online collection that facilitates global discovery of scholarly and creative works created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Contact Sarah Northam, Scholarly Communications Librarian, at 903-886-5721 for additional information.

Off Campus Access

When prompted, login with your MyLeo ID and password to access library resources from off-campus. Faculty and staff will login with their domain credentials. Access is limited to current students, faculty and staff at A&M University.

Report A Connection Problem

If you are having problems with one of the library’s online resources, please let us know so we can help you.

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Suggest a Purchase

Is there a book, DVD/streaming video or music CD that you think Waters Library should own?  Let us know.  Complete the form on the Suggest A Purchase page.  Please check OneSearch to verify that we do not own the item. 

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Contact Us

  • Velma K. Waters Library
  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75428-3011

Hours of Operation

Sunday, Noon – Midnight

Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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