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
Initial check-out: 28 days; maximum check out time with renewal: 84 days
CD and DVDs
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
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 be billed to Student Accounts. You will be charged for the replacement cost of the book and a $10.00 processing fee per item. Additionally, we reserve the right to contact department heads to help recuperate lost items loaned to faculty members, especially when those items have been requested by other students, faculty, or staff.
If the items are returned in good condition, all fees associated with the item will be waived, and Student Accounts will be notified to clear the charges. 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.
Assistance navigating our vast and rapidly growing electronic and physical collections as well as help finding the appropriate, pertinent, and relevant resources. Check the Reference Desk hours to see when someone is there to help.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Interlibrary Loan is a free service that locates and obtains books, articles, and audio/visual items that are not part of the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center's collections. This service is available to currently enrolled students (on-campus and distance learning) and presently employed staff and faculty with a valid library account that is in good standing. Distance learning students may want to read this added information. You can contact ILL by phone: (479)498-6041, or email: Ill@atu.edu
Find a Physical Item (book, CD, DVD...)
Be sure to check before requesting an item through Interlibrary Loan. If you cannot find the item in our collections, search libraries near you through WorldCat. Enter title, subject or author.
Once you found the item in another library, request the item through Interlibrary Loan by entering all the necessary information in the form.
Find an Electronic Item (article)
Search in . If the article is not available, you will see a small ILLiad icon on the page. Click the icon. The article's information will automatically populate the form. Follow the instruction to request the article.
Faculty may put items on reserve in the library. Items will be available at the circulation desk for periods of time from two hours to one week, at the discretion of the faculty member.
The library welcomes faculty recommendations for books, videos, journals, and databases that support undergraduate and graduate curriculum at Tech. While we may not be able to purchase all recommended items, we do appreciate your submissions as they inform us of faculty needs. For books and materials required for faculty research, please use our Interlibrary Loan service. If you would like to request a journal or database, or if you need something right away, please contact your departmental liaison directly. See our General Collection Management Policy for more information about library selection & purchasing.
If you have a book or video to suggest, tell us! Use this online form to submit your request.
Recommend a library item for purchase
The American Library Association defines information literacy as follows: a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
The Tech librarians are information specialists and so a librarian would be the perfect person to contact to teach students those abilities.
Distance teaching faculty can also get a library instruction session with your online class. There are a variety of ways to do this. You can make an appointment to set up a Collaborate session, or request specific tasks you wish to be addressed.
Contact Sherry Tinerella, Public Services Librarian, to set up a personalized library instruction session: 479-964-0571, firstname.lastname@example.org
Printing, Scanning, and Photocopying
Use your Tech ID to print and copy in the library.
There are black and white printers on all three floors of the building and a color printer on the first and third floors. From your computer station or laptop, print your work to the printer called "Universal Printer." That will add the print job to a queue. Log on to any printer release station on all three floors of the library.
To print from microform readers get a card from the Circulation Desk. Put into side of film reader. Eject the card when finished, return card & pay at Circulation Desk.
Scanning and Photocopying
The copiers/scanners are located on all three floors. Use the login pad next to the machine. If scanning, use the input controls an the copier to scan and enter email address.
Schedule an Appointment with a Librarian
Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to help you with your research.
ARKLink offers a statewide Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement using the ARKLink Card, allowing any Arkansas Tech University affiliated person residing in the state to borrow books and other items from some 52 college and university libraries including the University of Arkansas in Fayettville, the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, and the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.
Request your ARKLink card through the form below. Your card will be mailed to the address you enter in the form.
Departments Liaisons Contacts
Click a College to view/hide the contact person for each individual department.