This is mostly a reference for a me but also a good reminder for those using TeXLive on Mac OS X (a.k.a. MacTeX). From the document “What Is Installed.pdf” in
Incidentally, if you want to add files to TEX Live for one particular user, install them in a similar tree
~/Libraryis the Library folder in that user’s home directory. The folder texmf and other folders for the tree will have to be created. For instance, TEX will find any file in
~/Library/texmf/texor a subfolder of this location, LATEX will find any file in
~/Library/texmf/tex/latexor a subfolder of this location, and BibTEX will find any .bib file in
~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bibor a subfolder of this location, and any .bst file in
~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bstor a subfolder of this location. It is not necessary to use texhash when adding files to this local tree.