10.2 UT Arlington Libraries

UT Arlington has three full-service libraries available for students to find research help, materials for classes, study spaces, and more.

Central Library

UT Arlington Library’s largest facility.

  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Food and drink allowed in most places.
  • Enhanced group study rooms with electronic white boards. Reservations required. Other group study spaces available.
  • Quiet study floors on fourth and fifth floors.
  • Research assistance on second floor.

Architecture and Fine Arts Library (AFA)

  • Located in room 104 of the CAPPA Building, serving students studying art, film, music, and design.
  • Quiet study area.
  • Conference room with electronic whiteboard and laptop hookups available for reservation.
  • Home to a print collection and digital research resources.

Science and Engineering Library (SEL)

  • Located in the basement of Nedderman Hall serving students studying sciences, math, and engineering.
  • Enhanced group study rooms with electronic white boards. Reservations required.
  • Quiet study space with individual study carrels.

Features and Services

The Library sponsors a wealth of resources and information for you.

Library Borrowing Privileges and Loan Periods


Hundreds of PCs available for student use, each loaded with Microsoft Office applications. To log in, use your NetID and password.


The Library has a limited number of laptops available for students to check out at the circulation desk of any full-service library. Loan times vary. Laptops may leave the building and can access the campus wireless network.


  • With over 1 million books, the Library supports all areas of study.
  • You can return books to any full-service library.
  • A book return drop box is located behind the library on Planetarium Place.
  • Your MavID card is your library card.
  • Undergraduates can check out up to 50 books for 30 days.
  • You may renew each item twice. Renewals can be done in person or online.
  • Log in to your account through the catalog and see what books you have checked out.


The library offers hundreds of databases, each containing thousands of articles covering a range of subjects and eras.

  • All databases are available on all library computers.
  • To find a database relevant to your work, look at the subject guides on the library’s home page.
  • Use your NetID to access databases from home or elsewhere.
  • Read many database articles online.
  • Print, save, or e-mail articles from databases.
Need research help? Find the librarian for your academic discipline at the link below. 


Additional Central Library Services

The Basement

The Basement, fittingly located in the basement of the Central Library, is a dedicated gaming space with PCs, XBox and Playstation consoles, and VR devices.

The FabLab

The FabLab is a workshop for students to create projects for their classes or personal use. The goal of the FabLab is to inspire innovation and collaboration through experiential learning. FabLab capabilities include 3D printing, T-Shirt design and printing, sewing, woodworking, and glass processing.

Office of Information Technology (OIT) Help Desk

The OIT Help Desk is located on the second floor of the Central Library and assists students, faculty, and staff with technical concerns.

Research Services

All UT Arlington libraries offer friendly, knowledgeable librarians available to help with finding and using appropriate print or electronic resources. Get research help in person, by phone, or online.

Phone: (817) 272-3395
Text: (817) 727-8395
Email: AskUs@uta.edu
Live Help chat: Available through the UT Arlington Library Web page.

The Studios

The Studios is a learning and multimedia production facility located on the first floor of the Central Library where students can access Adobe Creative Suite products and edit audio and video.

Writing Center

Located on the fourth floor of Central Library, the Writing Center helps students understand the writing process and become better editors of their own work.


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