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Library Materials Overview


The Libraries offers a wide variety of books which can be borrowed including most books in the Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Central Library, and the Science & Engineering Library

  • New books, including those displayed on New Book Shelves
  • Most US Government Publications
  • Most Texas State Publications

Books that cannot be borrowed include:

  • Reference resources
  • Special Collections materials

View borrowing information for books


Periodicals in the UT Arlington Libraries can be checked out only for short periods of time and only by people with the borrowing privileges of UT Arlington Faculty and graduate students. Periodicals cannot be borrowed by UT Arlington undergraduate students, staff, and guest borrowers. Periodicals that can be borrowed include:

  • Most current and bound periodicals in Architecture & Fine Arts, Central, and Science & Engineering Libraries.
  • Most current and bound Government Documents periodicals
  • Most current and bound Multicultural Collection (MCC) periodicals

Periodicals that cannot be borrowed include:

  • Current or bound periodicals that have been placed on Reserve
  • Periodicals that the Libraries own in microfilm or microfiche, or in an electronic format
  • Periodicals in Special Collections

View borrowing information for periodicals. 

Other Materials

You can borrow other materials from the Libraries including:

  • Laptops
  • Headphones
  • Media materials:
    • videocassettes
    • audiocassettes
    • LPs
    • CDs
    • filmstrips
    • slides
    • non-media materials accompanying media items

View borrowing information for other materials

Reserves Materials

Loan periods are determined by the faculty member placing the item on reserve, for course materials; or by a librarian, for other materials.

View borrowing information for reserves

Non-Circulating Materials

Some materials in the UT Arlington Libraries cannot be checked out.

These materials include:

  • Reference materials at the Architecture & Fine Arts, Central, and Science & Engineering Libraries
  • Items in Special Collections
  • Microfilm, microfiche, and other microform
  • Certain periodicals
  • Maps
  • UT Arlington Music Department concert recordings

Certain exceptions might apply in special circumstances. Contact the Service Desk in person, by e-mail (, or by phone (817-272-3395) for more information.