University of Texas at Arlington

Information for Graduate Students

Resource Delivery Services

Information for Graduate Students

Items Owned by UTA Libraries

The UT Arlington Libraries provides retrieval of local library research resources to graduate students via the online Library Catalog http://uta.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/ or http://pulse.uta.edu/vwebv/. This is known as the Graduate Retrieval Service (GRS). Library staff will retrieve books, bound periodicals, and media held in the UT Arlington Libraries collections for graduate students within two business days. Items will be held for up to 7 days. Items are available for pick-up at their holding library:

  • Central Library (CEN) items are held at the Central Library Service Desk.
  • Science & Engineering Library (SEL) items are held at the Science & Engineering Library Service Desk.
  • Architecture & Fine Arts Library (AFA) items are held at the Architecture & Fine Arts Library Service Desk.

Requested items must be from the UT Arlington Libraries' circulating collections and not from the non-circulating or electronic collections. There is a limit of 10 requests per day per graduate student.

Using this Service

  • Go to the UT Arlington Library Catalog http://uta.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/ or http://pulse.uta.edu/vwebv/ and find the desired item, located at either the Central Library, the Science & Engineering Library, or the Architecture & Fine Arts Library.
  • From the item record, choose “Request This” and log in using your NetID and password.
  • Choose the form “Retrieve this item for me.”  Fill out the form completely, including choosing the correct volume, when applicable, and submit it.
  • Library staff will process requests within two business days. You will be notified via your MavMail when the items are available for pick-up. Items will only be held for 7 days from the date of notification.

Items Not Owned by UTA Libraries

UT Arlington Libraries will attempt to borrow materials or secure scans or photocopies of materials for items we do not own…this is known as Interlibrary Loan.  Physical items on loan from other libraries will be held for pickup at your chosen library. An email will be sent informing you when an item has arrived.

Using this Service

  • Go to the UT Arlington Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Online system: https://uta.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/
  • Log in using your NetID and password. (First time users will be prompted to set up their interlibrary loan profile when they enter their NetID and password.)
  • In the Main Menu select the “Article/Book Chapter”, “Book” or “Thesis” based on the material type that you are requesting.
  • Fill out the form completely and “Submit Request”.

Distance Education Services

Graduate students who do not live within the area may take advantage of our Distance Education delivery services which includes items owned by our libraries as well as items not owned by our libraries. Resource Delivery staff will mail out materials via the USPS to your home or courier materials borrowed from other libraries. The student is provided with a return address postage paid label so they do not incur shipping expenses.

Using this Service

  • Go to the UT Arlington Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Online system: https://uta.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/
  • Log in using your NetID and password. (First time users will be prompted to set up their interlibrary loan profile when they enter their NetID and password.)
  • In the Main Menu select the "Distance Education and Disability Services" option.
  • Fill out the form completely, including the call number of the needed material if it is owned by UTA, and submit the request. (To find the call number, use the UT Arlington Library Catalog http://uta.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/ or http://pulse.uta.edu/vwebv/.)

This service is currently available only to:

  • UT Arlington distance learners attending class via UT Telecampus or Off Web
  • UT Arlington distance education students whose residence on record is at least 30 miles from the UT Arlington main campus
  • UT Arlington/Fort Worth Sante Fe Center Electronic Library
  • Universities Center at Dallas (UCD)
  • Doctoral students completing their dissertations away from campus
  • Students in the College of Business Executive MBA program
  • Students in the College of Nursing RN to BSN program
  • Currently enrolled UT Arlington students with disabilities who are registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities.
  • Currently employed UT Arlington faculty, associates of the faculty, and staff with disabilities

Reserve Services

Electronic Reserves

E-Reserves are typically copies of chapters or journal articles that have been scanned and placed online for your course, at the request of your instructor. Your NetID and password will be required to obtain access to e-reserves for your course. Access permissions are given based upon enrollment in the course associated with the item you are trying to access. Most e-reserves readings are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Access Electronic Reserves (E-Reserves)
  1. Go to the UT Arlington Library Catalog
  2. Select the "Course Reserves" tab
  3. Search for materials by instructor's name and/or course. Use the drop down arrow to select your instructor's name, then cursor down to select the course number.
  4. You'll see a list of all materials on reserve for that course.
  5. Select the title of an item by clicking on the title that begins with ".Click E-Items Link." Items beginning with this entry are the E-Reserves for your course.
  6. You'll see the brief record, which will have a web link.
  7. Click on the "E-Items" web link to access your E-reserves reading.
  8. The system will prompt you for a logon and password, you must enter your UTA NetID and password to be able to view the article and or chapter.

For more assistance with finding and access electronic reserves, try the online tutorial Using Course Reserves.

On-Site Reserves

Other course material may be placed in On-Site Reserves. Instructors can submit single chapters of books, journal articles, or even complete books. On-Site reserves are assigned short loan periods and can be checked out at the Reserves desk on the first floor of the Central Library or the service desk at either the Architectures & Fine Arts Library or the Science & Engineering Library.

Access On-Site Reserves

The length of time you may borrow On-Site Reserves can vary from as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 days depending on the limits set by the course instructor.

  1. Go to the UT Arlington Library Catalog
  2. Select the "Course Reserves" tab
  3. Search for materials by instructor's name and/or course. Use the drop down arrow to select your instructor's name, then cursor down to select the course number
  4. You'll see a list of all materials on reserve for that course. Note that all E-reserve readings will be listed first, followed by the On-Site Reserves.
  5. Select the title of an item. On-Site Reserves will have a call number and location as in the following example:
    • CENPHOTO BEH 068 available, Central Library, Floor 1: Reserve
  6. Write down the call number for the reading you need, then go to the appropriate Library to check it out (either the Reserves desk on the 1st floor of the Central Library or the service desk of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library or the Science & Engineering Library).
  7. The length of time you may borrow On-Site Reserves can vary from as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 days depending on the limits set by the course instructor.
  8. Be sure to return the on-site material by the due date and time assigned; reserve items accrue higher overdue fines than regular materials.