University of Texas at Arlington

Services for Alumni

You are considered a courtesy borrower if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

Members of the UT Arlington Alumni Association

Bring your current UT Arlington Alumni Association membership card and a photo ID to the Central Library Service Desk. Your library card will be valid for the duration of your UT Arlington Alumni Association membership.

Friends of the UT Arlington Libraries

Bring your Friends of the Library membership card and a photo ID to the Central Library Service Desk. Your library card will be valid from the date of membership through September 1st.

University Associates and Sponsors
Spouses and Children of UT Arlington Faculty and Associates of the Faculty
Members of the Maverick Parent & Family Association

The Maverick Parent & Family Association is a network of parents and families who are engaged in student success and dedicated to furthering the mission of the University.

Arlington Public Library Patrons

Bring your LibraryLiNK card and a photo ID to the Central Library Service Desk. Your library card will be valid for one year.

TexShare Card Holders

Get a TexShare card from your local public or academic library.

Item Type Limit Loan Period Renewal Fines
Books 5 books 21 days 2 renewals 25 cents per day, $15.00 maximum
Periodicals None None None None
A/V and Media 5 items 4 days 1 renewal $1.20 per day, $30.00 maximum
Laptop Computers 0 laptops n/a n/a n/a
Calculators (Only at Central & SEL) 1 calculator 24 hours No renewals 5 cents per minute, $30.00 maximum
On-Site Reserves (Hourly) 5 items Varies: 2 hours, 3 hours, 24 hours No renewals 2 cents per minute, $30.00 maximum
On-Site Reserves (Daily) 5 items Varies: 3 days or 7 days No renewals $1.20 per day, $30.00 maximum
Microsoft Surface 0 Surfaces n/a n/a n/a
Apple iPad 0 iPads n/a n/a n/a
Robot 0 robots n/a n/a n/a
Interlibrary Loan Materials (Visiting Scholars) None Varies Varies $1.00 per day, $25.00 maximum

The UT Arlington Libraries provide on campus access to online research collections for non-UTA researchers (access from off-campus is not available).

  • Access is granted dependent upon the current needs of the UTA community and is for research and educational purposes (activities such as games and other recreational uses are discouraged).
  • To obtain access, guests must provide a current government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport).
  • In the Central Library, passes are distributed at the Service Desk on 1st floor (or in Special Collections for researchers working there).
  • Passes may also be obtained at the Service Desks in the Science & Engineering Library or Architecture & Fine Arts Library.
  • To ensure that non-UTA researchers can obtain needed access to our licensed research tools, we ask Alumni to bring your current UT Arlington Alumni Association membership card and a current government-issued photo identification(e.g., driver’s license, passport).

To receive a library card, we must have the following form completed and on file.  This form is also available at each of the libraries' service desks.

Library Privileges Application

Take a tour of the UT Arlington Library and discover the wealth of resources available within its walls. The UT Arlington Library offers individual building tours of the Central Library, the Science & Engineering Library, the Architecture & Fine Arts Library, and the Special Collections Section of the Central Library upon request. If you are interested in a tour of any of the Libraries' facilities, please contact Marquel Anteola at 817-272-7426 or at manteola@uta.edu.

If you are a K-12 instructor and want to bring your class to the library, you can find more information on our Services for K-12 Page.

The UT Arlington Libraries strive to meet the information needs of all its visitors and welcomes guests from outside the university.  To ensure that you are able to access the libraries and its resources, please bear the following information in mind.

 

Policies

Your observance of the provisions linked below will help to ensure the availability of the libraries' resources for other users.  We thank you for your cooperation and appreciate your taking the time to read and observe these conditions.

Hours and Locations

Refer to the Libraries' Locations page to see the different hours, addresses, and directions.  Please note that non-UTA affiliated users will be asked to leave the Central Library at midnight on the days that the library is open overnight, as per the Central Library Overnight Admission Policy.  

Guest Parking at UTA

If your college, university or public library is a member of TexShare, you can get a UT Arlington Libraries card. Get a TexShare Card from your home library. Bring your TexShare Card with a photo ID to the Central Library Service Desk. Your UT Arlington Libraries Card will be valid for the length of time designated by your home institution.  See TexShare for information about participating libraries and their rules for issuing cards.

The Arlington Public Library is not a member of TexShare but does participate in the LibraryLiNK program.  Bring your LibraryLiNK card and a photo ID to the Central Library Service Desk to receive a UT Arlington Libraries Card.

All guests must have a government issued photo ID in order to enter the library.  To print or make copies, guests will need cash in order to purchase a print card.  To borrow materials, you must have the appropriate documentation from your home library affiliation or UTA affiliations.  For more information, see the Types of Borrowers page.

To receive a library card, we must have the following form completed and on file.  This form is also available at each of the libraries' service desks.

Library Privileges Application