Jump to navigation
Back to Search Page
Lending Policy for University of Texas at Arlington
Library Card Contact
Phone: (817) 272-6322
E-mail: Contact by Email
Obtaining a TexShare Card: First time TexShare borrowers can get their UTA Library card at any of the 3 UTA libraries. They must present a current TexShare Card from their home library as well as a government issued photo I.D. Each time they wish to check out materials they must have a photo I.D. and their UTA library card. Minors (persons under 18) with a TexShare card from a public library must also have their parent or guardian complete a consent form for UTA's files, before privileges can be initiated.
Using a TexShare Card: Applications for TexShare cards are accepted each day that the libraries are open, up until 10 minutes before the Library closes or before access is restricted to UTA patrons only. For public library participants, undergraduate and master level students and staff, cards are valid until the end of the current semester or until the date indicated by the issuing library. Cards are valid until August 31st for faculty and doctoral students.
Hours of Operation: CENTRAL HOURS: Fall/Spring: Central library is open 24 hours a day seven days a week/ after midnight access restricted to UTA faculty, staff and students; Summer Session: Mon-Thurs: 7am - midnight/all patrons after midnight access restricted to UTA faculty, staff and students. Fri: 7am - midnight/all patrons after midnight access restricted to UTA faculty, staff and students. Sat: 9am - midnight/ all patrons after midnight access restricted to UTA faculty, staff and students. Sun: 9am - midnight/all patrons after midnight access restricted to UTA faculty, staff and students. Branch library hours vary. Hours for all locations may change during finals, holidays, spring break and intersessions. Check the UTA Libraries homepage www.uta.edu/library for the most current information."
Loan Policies: See Limitations\" above. Complete circulation policies can be found at http://library.uta.edu/borrowing."
Restrictions and Limitations: TexShare card holders are allowed to have up to 5 items checked out on their card at a time. The loan period is 21 days (with the exception of some special items) with the potential for 2 renewals. To check out materials the patron must have the UTA library card generated when they initially applied for the card and a photo ID. For card holders under 18, they must also have a parental consent form on file (see Eligibility\" for further information)."
Renewals: You may bring in the materials you wish to have renewed to any of the 3 UTA Libraries. You may also request or renew materials by telephone (817-272-3224) or email. TexShare card holders are allowed 2 renewals on most materials.
Returns: Materials checked from any of the 3 libraries may be returned to any of the 3 libraries. Each location has an after-hours book drop.Materials can be returned to: UT-Arlington Library 902 Planetarium Place Arlington, Tx 76019Please allow sufficient time for materials to be received.
Recalls: An item may be recalled for use by a UTA patron. When this happens a notice is generated for the person who has the book checked out, indicating that the book is needed back. The due date on the book will change and special recall fine of $2.00 a day will be incurred if the new due date is not met.
Non-Circulating Items: Reference materials, periodicals, microforms, 16MM film, and items in Special Collections.
Overdue Reminders: 2 overdue notices are sent to patrons by mail. Standard books are billed to the patron as lost once they become 60 days overdue. At that point, the patron is charged at $35 processing fee, a book replacement charge, and the maximum fine of $15 for each book.
Fines and Fees: Standard books have a $.25 a day overdue fine. Some specialized materials, 2 hour, 24 hour, 3 day, and 7 day items for example, have a higher fine rate ranging from $.02 a minute to $1.20 a day.
Lost Items: Items billed to lost incur a replacement fee cost (the market value of the book), a processing fee of $35.00 and any overdue fines that have accrued.
Billing Information: Billing is done through the University's Bursar's Office and they bill on a monthly basis usually within the first week of the month. They then expect payment within 30 days. An unpaid bill will eventually result in additional late fees being added to the charges and the potential for the case being handed over to a collection agent.
Notes, Comments, Additional Information: Receipts for returned materials are available at the time you turn in your books during the hours the 3 libraries are open.