Library Cards and Borrowing

How to Borrow Library Materials

Bring the materials you wish to borrow and your library card to the Central Library Service Desk (on the first floor) or the service desks at either the Architecture & Fine Arts Library or the Science & Engineering Library.


Library Cards

There are 2 kinds of library cards:

  • Mav ID
    If you are a current or retired faculty member, a staff member, or a student at UT Arlington, your Mav ID is also your library card. 
  • Guest Card
    Visitors who are not currently enrolled UT Arlington students or currently employed UT Arlington faculty or staff can get a guest library card to borrow items from our collection.   

    You must present your Guest Card along with a photo ID card when you want to borrow materials from the Library.


    Getting a Free Guest Card

    To get a free Guest Card, go to the Central Library Service Desk and present the following:

    1. Completed Library Card Application
    2. Valid photo ID.
    3. Documented proof of one of the following:
      • Current UT Arlington Alumni Association membership
      • Current Friends of the Library membership
      • TexShare Card or LibraryLINK card from a participating institution
      • Proof of student, faculty or librarian status at a Texas K-12 school
      • OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program Card.
    4. If you are under the age of 18, bring a completed Parental Consent Form.

Purchasing a Guest Card

If you do not have one of the affiliations listed above, you can purchase a Guest Card for an annual fee.

To purchase a Guest Card, go to the Central Library Service Desk and present the following:

Your UT Arlington Libraries Card will be valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase.


Purchasing a Corporate Borrower's Card:

To borrow Library materials on behalf of your company, you should purchase a Corporate Borrower's Card.

To purchase a Corporate Borrower's Card, go to the Central Library Service Desk and present the following:

  • A completed Library Card Application.
  • Valid photo ID.
  • $75.00 for one card (cash or checks only). OR
  • $300 per year for a set of 5 cards (cash or checks only).

Your UT Arlington Libraries Card will be valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase.

Contact the Central Library Service Desk with any questions: 817-272-3395, AskUs@uta.edu.


Lost or Stolen Library Card

If your Mav ID or Guest Card has been lost or stolen, inform the service desk at any of the libraries immediately so that we can help prevent the unauthorized use of your card. You will need to obtain a new MavID card before you can check out library materials. 


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