Policies

Please review the below Libraries policies for more information about computer use, group study rooms, and more.

Policy Description
Accessing Electronic Resources

Information about accessing electronic resources.

Central Library Overnight Admission Policy

Between the hours of midnight and 7:00 am, entrance to the Central Library facility is restricted to UT Arlington students, faculty and staff who present their MavID. Persons who are already in the building at midnight will be required to show their valid MavID to security personnel in order to remain in the building. There will be no admission to the Central Library building after midnight without the MavID.

Collection Development Policy - Electronic/Digital Resources The Libraries' goal is to provide a rich array of electronic resources that are accessible through the UT Arlington Library via the web page, at times and locations convenient to the users.
Computer Use Policy

Guidelines and policy related to computer use, Internet use, and information about violations that could result in suspension of computer privileges.

Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for Electronic Resources The Library subscribes to thousands of electronic journals, books, and other databases for use by authorized users (current faculty, students, staff, and in most cases, on-site visitors). The terms and conditions for using these resources are set out in agreements with each publisher. It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure that use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements. Licenses vary from publisher to publisher.
Electronic Resource Copyright and Use Statement

This publication or database and the information in it are protected by copyright. All reproductions of this copyrighted material must be for non-commercial, educational "fair use" as defined by 17 U.S.C. 107. For more information, view our policy.

Authorized users of this resources may:

FabLab Waiting List Policy

During periods of high use, such as before final exams, the FabLab may implement a waiting list for in-demand equipment, such as the 3D printers and laser cutters. This waiting list is not a reservation system, but serves as a means to keep track of who is next in line for certain machines and allows learners to comfortably work elsewhere in the space until their turn comes. Please abide by the following guidelines in order to keep the waiting list system running smoothly:

Gifts for General Collection

Gifts are accepted with the understanding that they become the Library's property and that the Library reserves the right to determine retention, location, cataloging treatment and other considerations relating to use or disposition.

Group Study Room Policy UT Arlington Libraries’ group study rooms provide a place for our UTA Community to engage in collaborative work and study.
Guidelines for Use of The University of Texas at Arlington FabLab

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) FabLab is a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory that provides access to cutting-edge technologies, equipment and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in support of invention and entrepreneurship. The FabLab is a platform for ethical, project-based science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) experiential learning opportunities.  The following procedures have been developed to ensure the FabLab provides the most positive and successful learning environment possible for its Learners.

InterLibrary Loan Borrowing Policy

Regarding policies, we are glad to review them with you if you have questions or concerns. We may be reached at (817) 272-3344 or library-ill@listserv.uta.edu or you may visit us in Room B29 in the Basement of the Central Library. Our hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Block for Non-Return – With the 3rd overdue notice (usually 14 days after the due date) the patron is prohibited from further Interlibrary Loan activity until the item is returned.

Interlibrary Loan Copyright Compliance Policy The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Resource Delivery and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services complies with copyright law as set forth in the United States Code, Section 108 of Title 17.
KIC Scanner Policy and Procedures

The purpose of Special Collections is to preserve and make available to researchers historical materials of enduring value reflecting the history of Texas, Mexico, the Mexican War, cartography of the Greater Southwest, and The University of Texas at Arlington. Many of the items housed in Special Collections are rare and irreplaceable; many are in fragile condition, having been printed or produced on poor quality paper.

Lost and Found

Guidelines for protecting your possessions, along with information about reporting lost or stolen items.

Multicultural Collection (MCC)

The Multicultural Collection (MCC) is a circulating and reference collection covering the political, social, cultural, economic, and intellectual history of African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans [1] in the southwestern United States from United States independence to the present, with emphasis on 20th century problems and progress.

Personal Camera Agreement

Personal digital cameras, cell phones, and tablet cameras may be used in the UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections under certain conditions. All patrons wishing to take digital photographs of materials must sign this request form indicating an understanding of and compliance with these policies. Special Collections reserves the right to deny requests or revoke photographic privileges.

Photocopy Policy

The major goal of Special Collections is to preserve and make available to researcher historical materials of enduring value reflecting the history of Texas, Mexico, the Mexican War, cartography of the Greater Southwest, and The University of Texas at Arlington. Many of the items housed in Special Collections are rare and irreplaceable. Also, many of these items are in fragile condition, having been printed or produced on poor quality paper.

Privacy Policy of the UT Arlington Libraries

Passage of the USA Patriot Act in 2001 has compelled many libraries to publish their policies for the protection of the privacy of their users within the framework of that federal legislation. The purpose of this document is to assure the users of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries that their privacy is important, and that we, as an institution, strive to protect that privacy.

Our Policy

Reservation Policy for Parlor and Atrium

The Parlor and Atrium provide a formal space for presentations, meetings, receptions and dinners.

Reserved Study Carrel Rules and Regulations You have priority use of your assigned carrel. The carrel is open for public use when not being utilized by you. If you arrive at your assigned carrel and it is in use by another student, you are more than welcome to politely ask them to leave or any of our staff working on the first floor service desk will be happy to inform the student.
Shop Room Procedures

In addition to the General Use, Fees and Pickup, and Prohibited Use Procedures applicable to all FabLab Learners, Shop Room Learners must also comply with the following rules:

Streaming Video Service Policy This policy outlines the library's policy on our streaming video service.
U.S. Government Publications

The UT Arlington Library is an official depository for documents produced by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). This policy provides an overview of the UT Arlington Library's participation in this program.

UT Arlington Course Textbooks Collection Policy

Because student textbooks are readily available in bookstores, and the Libraries' space and funding are finite, purchasing a copy of each textbook used in all UTA courses would diminish the Libraries' ability to serve the University community with new, unique, and large or costly resources. Thus, textbooks used in most University courses are not routinely acquired for the Libraries' collections. However, some textbooks may be acquired as general introductions to a subject or as surveys of a discipline if the information presented is not available elsewhere.

Visitor Conduct Policy The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries are committed to providing users with a safe, welcoming physical environment to promote life-long learning and an atmosphere conducive to study and research.
Youth Access Policy The UT Arlington Library provides a welcoming environment conducive to research and life-long learning. Children and young adults are welcome to use the facilities under the these guidelines.
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