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Blumberg Memorial Library Newsletter


Welcome to the Spring 2024 newsletter for the Blumberg Memorial Library at TLU! If you have questions about library resources and services, email

Several of the recent library enhancements were made possible through the BUENOS Center for Excellence (Director: Victor Davila) funded by the Department of Education Title V Grant (Principal Investigators: Dr. David Ortiz, Dr. Sarah Ferguson, and Dr. Gourjoine Wade). More information on the BUENOS Center for Excellence

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Laptops now available for checkout

Loaner laptops are now available for one-month checkout

  • Students, staff, or faculty interested in borrowing a computer will need to fill out a laptop agreement form and correspond with a librarian by email to finalize the checkout. (
  • Treat the laptops with care! If a laptop is lost or damaged, you will be responsible for a replacement or repair fee.
  • Renewals are possible, but if another user is waiting on a laptop and no other units are available, your renewal request might not be granted.
  • Click here for more information about the library laptops. 


Prof. Koford with a library laptop

3D Printer

The library CoLab now has a 3D printer

  • 3D printers use material (in this case, plastic) to build a 3D object based on the instructions in a digital file. 
  • The library's 3D printer is available for class projects and other TLU assignments with a professor's approval.
  • To schedule printing time or ask questions, email or call E-Resources Librarian Nate Aubin at 830-372-8102 or

3D printer

The orange figurine was created with the 3D printer. It is an SD card holder shaped like a Spartan soldier.

Library Instruction Lab update

New look for room B12

  • The Library Instruction Lab B12 has been updated with a new layout, new whiteboards, and large screens. 
  • The room includes 20 student workstations and one instructor workstation.
  • The room is reserved for library instruction and can be reserved for occasional use by other classes. Contact 
  • Thank you to all the Facilities and IT colleagues involved in this big project!


Library Instruction Lab