About the Library

About the Library's Name

Following in the tradition set by his father, Radcliffe Killam was an leader in the nation's oil and gas industries. His industry interests included exploration, production and transportation. His diversified businesses included ranching, residential and commercial real estate development, banking and financial investments. Both Radcliffe and his wife Sue, were strong proponents of higher education and the couple assisted greatly in the growth of Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), when they helped fulfill our community’s dream of a campus with their gift of 300 acres of land in northeast Laredo, Texas. Additionally, they provided support for the University's Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade and established an endowment known as the O. W. Killam Scholarship Fund. The University's Library bears their name in recognition of their remarkable partnership with our institution.

The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library

The Library began its first year of operation in 1995 in a four story library facility that balances traditional print library resources with electronic library services. Killam Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform and engage, inspiring intellectual and creative endeavors. We have staff and faculty ready to assist you online and in person with their professional expertise.

Library patrons can use our discovery tool and access library collections through WorldCat Discovery. The Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library collection consists of over a million titles including print books, eBooks, audiovisual materials and Federal and Texas State Government Documents. Library users have access to more than 89,000 journals/magazines/newspapers in 240+ research databases. Additionally the library houses substantial collections of archival materials in the Special Collections and Archives. The Killam Library is also a member of OCLC, a world-wide library network, which makes the collections of other institutions available to our library through interlibrary loan.

Sue and Radcliffe Killam Radcliffe and Sue Killam
Portrait Artist: John Boyd Martin

Killam Library

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