10.2 UT Arlington Libraries

UT Arlington Library has six libraries as part of its system, including three full-service libraries.

Full-Service Libraries

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 Architecture Building, serving students studying art, film, mu- sic, and design.
  • Quiet study area.
  • Conference room with electronic whiteboard and laptop hookups available for reservation.
  • Equipment for viewing VHS and DVDs and for listening to CDs, LPs, and cassettes.

UT Arlington Central Library

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.


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


The Library makes 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 drive-by book return 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 Net ID to access databases from home or elsewhere.
  • Read many database articles online.
  • Print, save, or e-mail articles from databases.

Expert Help

Paper’s Due Drop Inn

Offered Monday–Thursday during Fall and Spring semesters. Librarians provide assistance with:

  • Research assignments
  • Selecting/narrowing a topic
  • Identifying appropriate research tools
  • Citing sources

No appointments needed. A tutor from the Writing Center is available to assist with writing and citation.

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.

Digital Media Studio (DMS)

  • A self-service learning and multimedia production facility located in the basement of Central Library
  • Access to Adobe Creative Suite products
  • Audio and video editing
  • 3D modeling with Maya and Lightwave

Reference Desk

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) 272-3394 or toll-free at (888) 565-9023
AIM, Yahoo IM, Google Talk: utalibrary
Text: 66746. Start your question with ASKUTA
Live Help chat: available through the UT Arlington Library Web page


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