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Circulation Desk
Most items in the library are available for check out.
Borrowing Privileges
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.
Reference Desk
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 Find it... 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 Find it.... 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.  
Course Reserves
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.
Collection Management & Development
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
 
Information Literacy
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.
The library offers many possible instruction sessions. One of these would possibly answer your needs. Learn more about library instruction.
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, stinerella@atu.edu  
Printing, Scanning, and Photocopying
Use your Tech ID to print and copy in the library.
Printing
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 logo
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.
College of Arts & Humanities
Art: Lowell Lybarger, RPL 210, (479) 964-0584, llybarger@atu.edu
Behavioral Sciences: Angela Black, RPL 105, (479) 964-0558, ablack9@atu.edu
Communication and Journalism: Lowell Lybarger, RPL 210, (479) 964-0584, llybarger@atu.edu
English: Angela Black, RPL 105, (479) 964-0558, ablack9@atu.edu
Geography, History, & Political Science: Charity Park, RPL 106, (479) 964-0561, cpark@atu.edu
Music: Lowell Lybarger, RPL 210, (479) 964-0584, llybarger@atu.edu
World Languages: Philippe Van Houtte, RPL 221, (479) 498-6042, pvanhoutte@atu.edu
College of Business
Accounting & Economics: Angela Black, RPL 105, (479) 964-0558, ablack9@atu.edu
Management & Marketing: Angela Black, RPL 105, (479) 964-0558, ablack9@atu.edu
College of Education
College Student Personnel: Sherry Tinerella, RPL 121, (479) 964-0571, stinerella@atu.edu
Center for Leadership & Learning: Sherry Tinerella, RPL 121, (479) 964-0571, stinerella@atu.edu
Curriculum & Instruction: Sherry Tinerella, RPL 121, (479) 964-0571, stinerella@atu.edu
Health & Physical Education: Sherry Tinerella, RPL 121, (479) 964-0571, stinerella@atu.edu
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Agriculture: Carol Hanan, RPL 107, (479) 968-0288, chanan@atu.edu
Computer & Information Science: Philippe Van Houtte, RPL 221, (479) 498-6042, pvanhoutte@atu.edu
Electrical Engineering: Charity Park, RPL 106, (479) 964-0561, cpark@atu.edu
Mechanical Engineering: Charity Park, RPL 106, (479) 964-0561, cpark@atu.edu
Emergency Management: Sherry Tinerella, RPL 121, (479) 964-0571, stinerella@atu.edu
Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Management: Philippe Van Houtte, RPL 221, (479) 498-6042, pvanhoutte@atu.edu
College of Natural & Health Sciences
Mathematics: Carol Hanan, RPL 107, (479) 968-0288, chanan@atu.edu
Nursing: Sherry Tinerella, RPL 121, (479) 964-0571, stinerella@atu.edu
Physical Science: Carol Hanan, RPL 107, (479) 968-0288, chanan@atu.edu
Biological Sciences: Carol Hanan, RPL 107, (479) 968-0288, chanan@atu.edu
University College
Professional Studies: Sherry Tinerella, RPL 121, (479) 964-0571, stinerella@atu.edu