University of Texas at Arlington

Types of Borrowers

You are considered an academic borrower if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

Retired UT Arlington Faculty

Retired faculty members can obtain a MavExpress card by presenting valid ID and proof of retirement status at the MavExpress Office. For more details, view the university's Faculty and Staff Identification Cards procedure.

Faculty, Staff, and Students at Member Libraries of TexShare

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.

Faculty at Member Libraries of the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program

Get an OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program Card from your home library. Bring this card and a photo ID to the Central Library Service Desk. Your UT Arlington Libraries Card will be valid through the end of the current academic year.

Students Enrolled in the UT Arlington Intensive English Program

As part of the English Language Institute, the IEP is a six-level program focused on helping English as a second language (ESL) students enter and succeed in American university life.

Students and Teachers Participating in the K12 Connections Program
Students in the Upward Bound Program

The Upward Bound Program at UT Arlington provides services to area high school students by focusing on equipping these students with the necessary skills to succeed, both academically and personally, after high school graduation. Participants are potential first generation college students and several belong to low-income families.

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.

If you cannot be considered an Academic or Courtesy Borrower, or do not wish to wait to obtain the proper documents, you may purchase a library card.

Guest Borrower's Card for checking out UT Arlington library materials for personal use
  • Price: $40 per year, cash and checks only.
  • Available regardless of your place of residence (you do not have to live in Arlington).
  • Your UT Arlington Libraries Card will be valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase.
  • Bring a photo ID to the Central Library Service Desk to get a library card.
Corporate Borrower's Card for checking out UT Arlington library materials on behalf of your company
  • Price: $75 per year for one card, $300 per year for a set of 5 cards, cash and checks only.
  • Your UT Arlington Libraries Card will be valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase.
  • Bring a photo ID to the Central Library Service Desk to get a library card, or have a representative of your company contact the service desk at (817)272-3395, e-mail: AskUs@uta.edu.
Proxy Borrowers
  • Patrons with MavExpress Cards may authorize others to check out library materials for them. If you authorize others to check out materials for you, we will link your account to the MavExpress card of this proxy borrower. You are responsible for all materials, any overdue fines, damage, or replacement costs for all materials checked out on your account by a proxy borrower.
  • Proxy borrowers have the borrowing privileges of the patron they are a proxy borrower for with regard to loan periods and types of items that may be checked out.
  • Arrange to set up a proxy borrower at the Central Library Service Desk or contact us for more information. Your authorized Proxy Borrower will present their own MavExpress Card when checking out materials for you.

Borrowers under the age of 18 must have Parental Consent Form on file. More information on the Youth Access Policy is available on our K-12 page.