University of Texas at Arlington

Checkout

The UTA Libraries is launching a pilot program of checking out telepresence robots to distance users to connect with people in the library. The telepresence robots provide the opportunity to move and interact with others. Now, UTA users not on campus can participate in group meetings, take a tour of the FabLab, or go to an event in the library.

The telepresence robots may only be used in the Central Library unless they are requested as part of the Robot Ambassadors program.

 

on-campus users

The telepresence robots are available at the Tech Lending service desk on the first floor of the Central Library.

To check out a telepresence robot:

Staff will assist in setup and determine if you have the proper applications installed or browser requirements. See our FAQ for more information.

Please allow extra time for robot checkouts.

 

off-campus users

Please call (817) 272-3395 and staff will assist in setup and determine if you have the proper app or browser requirements. Please allow extra time for robot checkouts.

To check out a telepresence robot:

Robots will not work in the elevators. If you need to use the telepresence robot on a different floor, please inform staff when checking out. Staff will escort the telepresence robot to that floor and wait until a network connection is established before returning to service area.

For assistance and to have our staff retrieve the telepresence robot from a different floor, please call (817) 272-3395 or chat using Ask Us.