Visitor's Information

About the Cornette Library

Located in the center of campus, the James and Mary Elizabeth Cornette Library opened in 1974 and has as its mission to provide the University community with access to information resources and to secondarily serve as a cultural and intellectual resource for the regional community.

With 100,000 square feet of space, the library offers seating for 300 and houses approximately 350,000 books and bound periodicals and 650,000 government documents. Cornette Library is a depository for both the U.S. and Texas documents. The Hastings Electronic Learning Center, which contains the student computer lab, TTVN classrooms, and teaching labs for faculty and staff, is located in the basement of the library.

Library Hours

Cornette Library's hours vary by semester. See Library Hours for our schedule. The Circulation Desk remains open all hours the library is open. Other service desk hours vary.

For West Texas A&M University's schedule, see the University Calendar.


Cornette Library is located at the corner of University Drive and 26th street on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon, Texas.


Parking is available at all unpainted curbs. You may also get a Visitor's Permit from the Library Administration Office, JBK Student Center or University Parking Services. The permit will allow you to park in any zone except handicapped, loading, and reserved spaces.

General Library Policies

Food and drink are allowed when handled responsibly.

West Texas A&M University is a smoke free campus, so smoking is not permitted inside the library.

Consult library unit pages for check out policies (policies vary depending on materials involved):

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