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Undergraduate Students
Books, audiobooks, government and state documents, scores, popular reading, youth, and new books
Initial check-out: 28 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 84 days
CD, DVDs, and games
Initial check-out: 7 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 14 days
Laptops
Initial check-out: 24 hours; maximum check out with renewal: 48 hours
NOTE: Students must sign a User Agreement from the Office of Information Systems before any laptops will be loaned. The contract need only be signed once, and a copy will be kept on file at the library circulation desk and the Office of Information systems.
Limits
  • Maximum concurrent items check-out: 25 total, including up to 7 DVDs, 15 CDs, and 5 LPs.
  • Maximum of over-due items before account is blocked: 1
  • Maximum cash owed before account is blocked: $5.00
Overdue and Fines
Items not returned 30 days after the due date will be billed to Student Accounts. You will be charged for the replacement cost of the book and a $10.00 processing fee per item.
EXCEPTION: Laptops not returned within 48 hours of their due date will be billed to Student Accounts immediately, and you will be charged a non-refundable $10.00 Lost Processing Fee, payable at Student Accounts. Failure to return the laptop to the library within 30 days will result in a Lost Item Replacement Fee of $1800.00 added to your Student Account. This fee will only be waived if you return the laptop in good conditions to the library.
Students with delinquent accounts are not eligible for advance registration or readmission to any term nor for receiving transcripts or recommendations. Collection fees for outstanding debts owed to the University may be assessed to the student.
If items are returned in good condition, all replacement fees associated with the item will be waived. Lost item process fees will still apply. Please note, however; no refunds will be issued if the item is found and returned after payment has already been made. No exceptions.
Payments in cash only can be made at the library. For all other payment methods, please go to Student Accounts.
Graduate Students
Books, Audiobooks, Government and State Documents, Scores, Youth
Initial check-out: 6 months; maximum check out time with renewal: 1 year
Popular Reading and New Books
Initial check-out: 28 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 84 days
CD, DVDs, and Games
Initial check-out: 14 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 28 days
Laptops
Initial check-out: 24 hours; maximum check out with renewal: 48 hours
NOTE: Students must sign a User Agreement from the Office of Information Systems before any laptops will be loaned. The contract need only be signed once, and a copy will be kept on file at the library circulation desk and the Office of Information systems.
Reference and periodicals
Initial check-out: 3 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 9 days
Limits
  • Maximum concurrent items check-out: 25 total, including up to 10 DVDs, 15 CDs, and 5 LPs.
  • Maximum of over-due items before account is blocked: 1
  • Maximum cash owed before account is blocked: $5.00
OverDue and Fines
Items not returned 30 days after the due date will be billed to Student Accounts. You will be charged for the replacement cost of the book and a $10.00 processing fee per item.
EXCEPTION: Laptops not returned within 48 hours will be billed to Student Accounts immediately, and you will be charged a non-refundable $10.00 Lost Processing Fee, payable at Student Accounts. Failure to return the laptop to the library within 30 days will result in a Lost Item Replacement Fee of $1800 added to your Student Account. This fee will only be waived if you return the laptop to the library.
Students with delinquent accounts are not eligible for advance registration or readmission to any term nor for receiving transcripts or recommendations. Collection fees for outstanding debts owed to the University may be assessed to the student.
If items are returned in good condition, all replacement fees associated with the item will be waived. Lost item process fees will still apply. Please note, however; no refunds will be issued if the item is found and returned after payment has already been made. No exceptions.
Payments in cash only can be made at the library. For all other payment methods, please go to Student Accounts.
Distance Learning Students
Who is a Distance Learning Student?
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.
How to borrow print books from the Russellville campus library?
Find the book in Find it... (available on the library website homepage). Gather all the necessary information as to fill out 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 the university. It is your responsibility to send the item back to the library. Your only cost is that of the return.
How to get an article from a print journal or magazine to which the library subscibes or that is located in the Microfilm collection or in the Compact Shelving?
Find the article in Find it... (available on the library website homepage). The article may be available directly online. Otherwise, gather all the necessary information as to fill out 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. Item(s) will be emailed to you at the Tech email address.
How to get a book the library does not have or an article from a journal or magazine to which the library does not subscibe?
Find the book or the article in Find it... (available on the library website homepage). Click the link "Request through Interlibrary Loan" or gather all the necessary information as to fill out the appropriate Interlibrary Loan 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. Digital item(s) will be emailed to you at the Tech email address. If we receive a print copy of the article, it will be mailed to you at no cost at the address that is on file with the university. If the item is a book, it will be mailed to you at the address listed in the university system. Your only cost will be the return of the book to the Tech library.
Could I use another college or university library?
Yes. If you reside in Arkansas, you can request an ARKLink card. It will allow you to check out materials from another university or college library.
Faculty
Most items in the library are available for check out.
Books, Audiobooks, Government and State Documents, Scores, Youth
Initial check-out: 6 months; maximum check out time with renewal: 1 year
Popular Reading and New Books
Initial check-out: 28 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 84 days
CD, DVDs, and Games
Initial check-out: 14 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 28 days
Reference and periodicals
Initial check-out: 3 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 9 days
Limits
  • Maximum concurrent items check-out: 50 total, including up to 7 DVDs, 15 CDs, and 5 LPs.
  • Maximum of over-due items before account is blocked: 4
  • Maximum cash owed before account is blocked: $250.00
Overdue and Fines
Faculty and administrators do not accumulate overdue fines. However, items not returned 30 days after the due date will result in replacement costs and a $10 Lost Item Processing Fine for each long overdue item assessed to your library account. You will also be blocked from checking out additional material from the library until long overdue items are returned or replacement charges are paid.
The Lost Item Processing Fine of $10 will be billed to Student Accounts immediately. Replacement costs will be waived if items are returned within 60 days past the due date.
After 60 days overdue, replacement costs for the items are assessed at Student Accounts. You will receive notice of outstanding charges from Student Accounts at this point forward. All blocks and charges associated with this bill are removed, and you may check out items again.
Overdue notices for short-term loans—items that circulated for 7 days or less—will vary by the length of the loan.
If you return the item before the bill has been paid at Student Accounts, it is at the library director’s discretion to issue a credit to student accounts. No refunds will be issued if the item is returned after payment has already been made to Student Accounts—no exceptions.
If you leave employment at Arkansas Tech University, any outstanding library charges may be deducted from your final paycheck.
Email notifications will be the primary way the library will communicate overdue notices. You may also sign-in to your library account to check outstanding loans and due dates.
Alumni, Retired Faculty, Staff, and Community
Books, audiobooks, government and state documents, scores, popular reading, youth
Initial check-out: 28 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 56 days
DVDs (Retired Faculty, Staff, and Alumni only)
Initial check-out: 7 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 14 days
Limits
  • Maximum concurrent items check-out: 2 (4 for retired faculty or alumni)
  • Maximum of over-due items before account is blocked: 1
  • Maximum cash owed before account is blocked: $5.00