The UTEP Library supports the History Department and the El Paso educational community by offering information literacy instruction to middle school and high school students participating in National History Day competitions. These guidelines will help the library staff serve these students effectively.
Handouts are available to help students prepare for their library visit. Teachers are welcome to edit these handouts to suit their own students.
The method in which community users can make copies has changed. Copy machines take coins and $1 bills. It is recommended for students to bring single $1 bills if they wish to make photocopies.
Students have a variety of ways to saved articles for their research:
We also recommend taking photos of the pages with their cell phones or tablets. We recommend two apps that can assist in this: CamScanner or Microsoft Lens. Both are free and we recommend students get permission from their parents or guardians before downloading. Download of the app should be done prior to the visit.
School buses are NOT allowed on the campus. Students must be dropped off on the outer perimeter of the campus and walk into the campus. School buses do not have permission to stay in parking lot. They must drop you off and return for you. From this location, it should take approximately 10-15 minutes for you to reach the UTEP Library.
We are currently experiencing a lot of construction on campus. If any changes take place, the maps will be updated ASAP and the changes are visually verified. Please check updated dates for the following notes:
**The elevator in the Pedestrian Bridge tower also has stairs.
Students must observe all library rules and behave courteously in the library.
Schools do a variety of options: order school lunch bags from their school cafeteria to ordering pizza delivered to the campus. Whatever you choose is up to the school. Across from the UTEP Library, we have several restaurants which students can purchase their lunch from. They include: Delicious Mexican Express, Pete's Pizza, Quizno's Sub, and Miner Grill. There are also several tables and chairs here.
UTEP students cause a rush from 11 to 1 pm for lunch. For this reason, it is recommended that you keep your students options to everything, but Miner Grill. Miner Grill makes fresh burgers and hot dogs and take some time to order and pick-up. Every other restaurant has food ready or is fast (Quiznos).
El Sazon: Burritos up to $3, Plates range $5-7
Pete's Pizza: 1 Slice of Pizza $3
Quizno's Sub: 6 in. Sub $5-7