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Bill of Rights for the Distance Learning Community - Association of College & Research Libraries

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Distance Learning (DL) students at Tech are defined as those who take classes exclusively online and live more than 25 miles from his or her home campus.  It is our goal to meet the information needs of DL students as efficiently and effectively as those of on-campus students.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) -  This is what it's called when libraries borrow and lend items to each other. 

   Use ILLiad for all your ILL needs. Log in with your Tech username and password. Depending on the type

Frequently Asked Questions

As a DL student how can I borrow print books from the Ross Pendergraft Library (RPL)?

Use ILLiad to make request. State that you are a DL student in the note section. Item(s will be mailed to you at the address that is on file with Tech. It is your responsibility send the item back to the library. Your only cost is that of the return. 

What if I need an older article that is only on microfilm or in the compact shelving?

Use the Interlibrary Loan tab above and click on ink to "Request an Article". It will be scanned and emailed to you at no cost.

What if I need a journal article that is not available in Tech's library?

Use the Interlibrary Loan tab to "Request an Article" and we will request it from another library. Usually these are sent to us electronically and will be forwarded to you.  If the lending library sends photocopies we will mail them to you at no cost.

What if I need a physical book that is not available at Tech?

Use the Interlibrary Loan tab to "Request a Book". The library will request it from another library and send the item to you.  It is your responsibility to send the item back to us.  Your only cost is that of your return to Tech. 

Get started below using Find it...  Find it... is the library's discovery tool. It is one place to search most of the library's resources. See Searching Strategies tab to find more information. 


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Reference Desk: 479-964-0570    

Circulation Desk: 479-964-0569  

Text: 479-802-4876  

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ARKLink is a consortium of college and university libraries in Arkansas. Arkansas Tech is a member of this organization. As a member our students and faculty may request a card from the Tech library to use at any of the participating libraries. A card is valid for one semester. 

Contact the circulation desk to request a card. Name, mailing address, and T-number is required and cards will be issued to library users in good standing.