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A Distance Learning (DL) student at Tech is defined as a student exclusively taking online classes and living more than 25 miles from either campus. Print items that are on course reserve are not lent through the mail due to the amount of time the item would be unavailable in order to do so. The library strives to provide services to DL students on par with those who attend classes on campus.
FAQ
As a DL student, how can I borrow print books from the Ross Pendergraft Library (RPL)?
Use the Interlibrary Loan BOOK request form. You will have to sign in with your Tech user name and password to access the form. State that you are a DL student in the "Where did you learn about this item?" 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 article that is from a periodical the library subscribes to, on microfilm, or in the compact shelving?
Use the Interlibrary Loan ARTICLE request form. You will have to sign in with your Tech user name and password to access the form. State that you are a DL student in the "Where did you learn about this item?" section. 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 theInterlibrary Loan ARTICLE request form. You will have to sign in with your Tech user name and password to access the form. State that you are a DL student in the "Where did you learn about this item?" section. 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 BOOK request form. You will have to sign in with your Tech user name and password to access the form. State that you are a DL student in the "Where did you learn about this item?" section. 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 the Tech library. The address is Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center, Interlibrary Loan Services, 305 West Q Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.
Can I use the library at the college or university that is nearest to me?
Yes. See the ARKLink section in the Students' page to request a card to use at other Arkansas university or college libraries.