The Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center seeks to provide an environment that supports a wide range of academic endeavors for Arkansas Tech University students, faculty and staff. Some Library users require quiet areas for individual research and study, while others need to interact with others or to study in groups. In an effort to meet these varied needs, the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center has established zones for designated levels of noise, conversation, and cell phone use. Look for signs on structural supporting columns on the first and second floors of the building, floors managed by the library.
The third floor is managed by the Technology Center.
Library users, including staff and visitors going to and from meetings and classes, are asked to comply with these efforts to create and preserve a better study environment for everyone. Inappropriate and excessive noise should be reported to the nearest service desk.
Quiet Study Area
Quiet study areas designate quiet areas for individual study. Conversations and noise should be kept to a minimum. Cell phone use is discouraged. Calls should be taken in the designated low noise areas available on both floors.
Low Noise Area
Low noise areas designate areas for moderate conversation, low-level group study (first floor), and minimal cell phone use.
Children in the Library
Children under the age of 12 need to be supervised by an adult in the library.
The Curriculum Materials Center
located in the southeast corner of the first floor is open to all library users. After using any materials, games, or books, items must be put on the empty cart in the same condition found in.
The library welcomes faculty recommendations for books, videos, journals, and databases that support undergraduate and graduate curriculum at Tech. Read the whole policy
Food and Drink
Food is not permitted in the building. Covered drinks are permitted. Special attention should be given with drinks around computer equipment.
The Library accepts materials that help us fill in collection gaps, support subject-based curriculum, or enhances the value of the institution in the scholarly community. Read the whole policy
If you have some books to give to the library, open and fill out our Item Donation Form
. Print and sign it before sending it to the Mr. Etzel, library director.
Posters and Handouts
There are two poster boards on the library's first floor: South lobby and in front of the elevators. University non-affiliates must receive approval from the Library Director. University organizations & affiliates may post their flyers freely. The library has the authority to retrieve any poster/flyer from the boards if deemed necessary.
No Tobacco Policy
The use of any tobacco product is not permitted on campus. Arkansas Tech is tobacco free on its campuses in Russellville and Ozark since August 1, 2009.
Please report any regulation violations to the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the building. Violations may affect the violator's Library priviledges.