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Let us help you

Connect with a librarian, explore our research subject and course guides, discover workshops and other ways we support the research, learning and teaching interests of students, faculty and staff.

Connect With Us

  • Chat with a Librarian! Get immediate assistance with our chat service on the main Library page.
  • Email [email protected]. We will respond to your email within 24 hours, often much sooner.
  • Text your question to 903.225.2862.
  • Call the Waters Library at 903.886.5718 or contact the librarian for your college/department to discuss your research needs. 
  • Meet With Us! Don’t stay up all night searching Google.  Schedule a one-on-one consultation held in-person or via Zoom with the librarian for your college/academic department.  Research Librarians Directory. 
  • Visit Us! We’d love to meet you in-person!
    • Waters Library Research Office:  Second Floor, Room 213
    • Waters Library University Archives:  4th Floor, Room 406A
    • A&M – Commerce at Mesquite Metroplex Center:  Second Floor, Study Room
  • Search our Frequently Asked Questions

Research Guides

Compiled by A&M-Commerce Librarians, the research guides help you discover the best databases for your topic or course and more, including citing sources.

Library Workshops

Our librarians offer workshops covering a variety of topics each semester, including Finding Articles and Journals, Company and Industry Research, Finding Primary Sources and more. Workshops are available in-person and online. Registration is required to attend the free workshops. If you are interested in a topic that is not on the current schedule, ask us.

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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Supporting our Faculty

The Waters Library offers a variety of instructional services aimed at teaching users how to find, select and evaluate appropriate print and electronic resources, develop effective search strategies and correctly cite sources to avoid plagiarism. Librarians are available to provide guidance on copyright/fair use, preserve your scholarly publications in our Digital Commons Collection, help integrate library resources into D2L and assist with other research initiatives.

Instruction Services

Faculty can request customized class instruction with a Research Librarian or Archivist. The instruction sessions typically focus on course specific information literacy research skills, resources for a specific assignment and integrating primary sources into the curriculum. Contact the librarian for your college/academic department to schedule an instruction session or request a research guide for your course.

Course Reading Lists

The library provides Course Reading Lists to support faculty with managing online resources for students. Professors can easily and quickly build, maintain and share a list of interactive resources that can be accessed from one place and from any device. Reading lists are fully integrated into D2L to provide your students instant access to these online materials. Contact Amy San Antonio, Librarian for DFW Extended University Sites at 972.882.7530 for additional information.

Course Reserve

The Course Reserves Collection includes a select set of course textbooks and supplemental books for 2-hour in library use.  Contact Chris Brown at 903.886.5718 to add your course materials to the collection. 

Scholarly Communication

Scholarly communication encompasses various functions of the academic research, writing, publishing and dissertation process. Components include copyright, fair use, author’s rights, open access and Open Educational Resources (OER). Contact Sarah Northam, Scholarly Communications Librarian at 903.886.5721 for additional information.

Interlibrary Loan

We have millions of print and online resources but we can’t purchase everything. In most cases, we can usually get what you want from another library through our interlibrary loan service. We can also scan, digitize or ship items to you. This free service is available to current students, faculty and staff at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Instructions to Get A Copy, Get A Scan or Request A Book Delivery:

Already have an account? Login and submit your request.

Visit the Request Materials page for additional information.

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Research Librarians Directory

Meet The Research Librarians and Archivists! A librarian is assigned to each college/academic department. The team provides research assistance, plans and conducts classes to build information literacy skills, engages in collection development activities for the college and develops collaborative partnerships with students, faculty and staff.

Fatemeh Kholoosi Raftar

Research Librarian – College of Business; College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

[email protected]


Office: Velma K. Waters Library 217

Sarah Northam

Research Librarian – College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts; College of Innovation and Design

[email protected]

Office: Velma K. Waters Library 147F

Amy San Antonio

Research Librarian – DFW Extended University Sites; College of Education

[email protected]

Office: Mesquite Metroplex Center

Sawyer Magnus

University Archivist.

Subjects: University History, Northeast Texas Regional History, Manuscript Collections, Rare Books, Preservation of Physical Materials, Donations of Archives Physical Collections

[email protected]

Office: Velma K. Waters Library 406A

Adam Northam

Digital Archivist

Subjects: Digital Collections, Oral Histories, Web Archiving, County Records on Microfilm, Digital Preservation, Donations of Archives Digital and Electronic Materials

[email protected]

Office: Velma K. Waters Library 406A

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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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