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Distance Learning Students

Distant Learning (DL) students at Tech are defined as students exclusively taking online classes and live 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. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact a librarian?

Use the "Ask Us" link at the top of the page. 

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

Use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to make request. Use Distance Learning Services for your Pick Up location if it is a physical item. Item(s) will be mailed to you at the mailing address you provide in the request. 

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 Interlibrary Loan request form "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. You will be notified when digital copy is available. If physical copies are send we will mail them to you at no cost.

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

Use Interlibrary Loan form "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. 

Can I use the library at the college or university that is nearest to me? 

Yes. See the ARKLink box to request a card to use at other Arkansas University or College libraries. 

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Using Other College/University Libraries

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ARKLink is a group of college and university libraries in Arkansas who share library resources with students of member libraries. Click above for more information and participating libraries. 

Cards are available to Tech students, faculty, and staff whose library accounts are in good standing. They are valid for one semester. Go to Circulation Desk with your ID to pick one up OR use the button below and a card will be issued and mailed OR email