R.C. Barclay Center

Located in the Business Library & Collaboration Commons, the Barclay Center was created through generous contributions given in support of retailing education

The Barclay Center, opened in the Business Library & Collaboration Commons in 1994 and honors the late R.C. Barclay, a founder of Randalls Food Markets, Inc., who believed in both higher education and the Center for Retailing Studies. Even though he never personally attended Texas A&M University, the “Spirit of Aggieland” lived in his heart.

Today, over 12,000 students use the Business Library & Collaboration Commons daily. Its facilities, anchored by the Barclay Center, utilize state of the art technology to provide students and researchers access to the most current information available. The Center is a fully electronic business and retailing reference library.

In 2006, Texas A&M announced that all patent and trademark records will now be held and accessible for users at the Barclay Center. This acquisition further adds to the resources available to business students.