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Computer Science & Information Technology: Books+

A guide to resources, online and in print, related to computers, programming, and computer information technology.

Finding Books and Ebooks: Click the image to view the tutorial


Getting Print Books

When you have found library items in this guide you would like to borrow, click on the title, then

--Click Request This Copy to get a title that is not available at your campus library

--Enter your ACCeID number and password on the pop-up request form

--Select a Pickup Library from the menu, then click Request Item(s)

Log out once your request has been completed.

It may take 4-7 days before your item is transferred to the pickup campus.

Most books and media items are loaned for two weeks.  You may renew your material if it has not been requested by another borrower. 

To renew materials online, go to My Account.

Search Strategies

Here are some examples search strategies for computer science:

  • computer science
  • computer programming

Use the limiters to select the subjects you wish to search.  Ask a librarian for assistance.

Library of Congress subject headings may be used for more precise results:

  • Mobile computing -- Programming.
  • Application software -- Development
  • Application software -- Development -- Computer programs.
  • Java (Computer program language)
  • Object-oriented programming (Computer science)
  • Python (Computer program language).

Click to Search Computer Science / Computer Information Technology Topics


Browse by call number

Materials in our libraries are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification system. Computer science-related materials can be found in all campus libraries. You can browse the library catalog and the library stacks (shelves) in these computer science call number ranges:

Q300-390   Cybernetics 
Q350-390   Information Theory
QA75-76.95   Calculating machines
QA75.5-76.95   Electronic computers, Computer science, Computer Software
QA267-268.5 Machine theory
T385 Computer graphics
TA1630-1650 Data processing
TK5100-5110 Telecommunications
TK7885-7895 Computer engineering & Computing hardware 

You may find some computer software titles in the call number areas of the subjects for which they are used, for instance,  Z (keyboarding, wordprocessing, publishing) or HF (business).

If you are not finding material you need, ask a librarian for assistance. You can also search libraries worldwide through WorldCat. Ask your librarian about interlibrary loan if you find a title you need at another library.

With your ACCeID, you can get a TexShare card to borrow books from participating local libraries.

Selected New Additions to the Library Collection

Streaming Media | Films | Documentaries

Search Films on Demand  or Kanopy for additional titles related to this Area of Study.

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