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North Facade

View of the north entrance to the library, facing West "Q" Street
North Entrance

Hours of operation and building policies are posted on the front entrance. To the right of this entrance is the exterior book drop.
North Entrance Lobby

Located in the north entrance lobby is a display honoring Ross Pendergraft. The Library is a tribute to his constant pursuit of knowledge and his lifelong desire to do things for others. To the right is the entrance to the Campus Support, part of the Office of Information Systems.
Northern First Floor Entryway

A bust of Ross Pendergraft adorns the stairway foyer.
Central Rotunda and Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk is staffed all hours that the library is open.
Circulation Desk

At the Circulation Desk you may check out, return and renew library materials. Once you have completed a library application, your Tech ID card will serve as your library card. University faculty may place books, chapters, test examples, and other required reading materials "on reserve", for limited circulation. You may obtain these reserve items at the Circulation Desk. Loan periods are determined by the instructor. The Circulation Desk is also where you may inquire about library fines you may have accrued. The Circulation Desk phone number is (479) 964-0569.
Interior Book Return

Panoramic View of the First FLoor

Reference Databases (online) and Interlibrary Loan Services (1st Floor, next to the Reference Desk)

The library subscribes to a number of databases. Some contain full-text of journal articles and others contain only bibliographic citations to articles. Databases may be accessed on campus from any computer with internet access. If you need to access databases from an off-campus location, you will need an Tech ID and password and some form of remote access to the Tech network. For more information, go to "How Do I...?" under the above "Library Information" tab.
Reference Desk

Librarians and staff are available at the Reference Desk most of the hours the library is open. At the Reference Desk you may ask for assistance in utilizing electronic and print resources, including the library's online catalog, electronic databases, electronic indexes and online journals. At this desk are shelved the most current reference volumes referred to as "Ready Reference." In-depth, one-on-one, reference assistance is available. The Reference Desk phone number is (479) 964-0570.
Reference Stacks, 1st Floor, Northeast

Here you will find reference volumes, encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, indexes, statistics and other materials. The main part of the reference collection covers all disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and pure sciences. Separate locations in reference consist of maps and atlases, some government documents, the "oversize" book collection and the Pope County Law Library.
Open Stacks, East - Indexes and Abstracts, 1st Floor, East

Print indexes and abstracts in the library collection are gateways to periodical literature published before the advent of computerization. Indexes provide coverage of articles in subject specific disciplines as well as general subject areas, and some newspapers. Please ask a staff member at the Reference Desk if you need assistance.
Open Stacks, Southeast — Current Periodicals and Study Area

This collection contains general interest magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals. They are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Periodicals in this area are the most recent issues the library has received.
Open Stacks, Southeast — Current Periodicals

The most current issue is located on the front face of the shelf. To locate additional current issues, lift the shelf up to access them. The library catalog will list which issues should be shelved in the current periodical collection.
RPL 129 - Microfilm and Copiers

RPL 129 - Microfilm and Copiers

Self-service machines for reading and making copies are available. There are also 3 photocopiers for use in this room.
RPL 129 - Microfilm and Copiers

Microfilm on reels and Microfiche are space saving formats that contain many pages of information in a compact design. Back issues of newspapers, periodicals, selected books and a collection of Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) documents are housed in this collection.
Network Connections

Network connections at the base of the study table lamps allow laptop access. There are also network connections by the tables that surround the perimeter of the room. In addition, if your laptop is equipped with a wireless card you may connect to the network via the wireless signal in the library.
Network Printing Station - First Floor

Computer printing is tied to the logon process. Printing will not automatically happen; you must go to a PHAROS Print Station (located on floors 1, 2, or 3 of the Library) and login using your OneTech ID and your password. Once you are logged in, you may select print jobs to be printed or deleted. Print jobs will remain in the system for 24 hours before they are automatically deleted. If you use more than your 200 free computer prints in one semester, you can add money to your Tech ID. There is charging station located at the Circulation Desk. Your Tech ID will allow you to photocopy also.
Stairwell to Second Floor

Second Floor Landing

Network Printing Station - Second Floor

Computer printing is tied to the logon process. Printing will not automatically happen; you must go to a PHAROS Print Station (located on floors 1, 2, or 3 of the Library) and login using your OneTech ID and your password. Once you are logged in, you may select print jobs to be printed or deleted. Print jobs will remain in the system for 24 hours before they are automatically deleted. If you use more than your 200 free computer prints in one semester, you can add money to your Tech ID. There is charging station located at the Circulation Desk. Your Tech ID will allow you to photocopy also.
RPL 210 - Music Lab

The Music Lab is available to any patron with library access. Please visit the Music Lab website at http://atu.edu/musiclab. for further information and hours of operation. The phone number is (479) 498-6043.
RPL 210 - Music Lab

In the Music Lab patrons have access to the most significant music software programs in the country. The lab also provides CD, DVD, LP multimedia titles and equipment that support the curricular goals of the university. These titles may be found by searching the library's online catalog.
View from Second Floor Hallway: RPL 220 (left) and Study Rooms (right)

RPL 220 - PC Multimedia Lab

A multimedia lab with specialized software, which may also be used as a classroom.
RPL 221-229 - Study Rooms

These rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. They are of various sizes which seat from 2 to 12 people.
Second Floor North Study Area

Second Floor Book Stacks

The east side of the second floor is the location of the bookstacks or "stacks". The books here are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal system in call number order. Guide cards, at the end of each aisle, indicate which range of call numbers is located in each aisle. The collection consists of subject materials that support the curriculum of the University. Also found here is an extensive collection of children's books supporting the Education Department's curriculum. These books are designated as "Youth" in the call number.
Second Floor South Study Area

RPL 202 - Special Collections

Many rare and unusual primary source materials, books and archives are available in this collection. Also included are the archives of the University such as yearbooks, course catalogs and the ArkaTech student newspaper. Because of the special nature of these rare books, staff assistance is required for access. Please ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk.
Entrance to the Compact Shelving Area

Compact Shelving

This method of shelving and storage provides greater storage capacity without compromising usability and physical space. The shelves move or "compact". In this collection are older issues of magazines, scholarly journals and legal research materials, as well as U.S. Government Documents, Arkansas Documents and music scores. Some of the periodicals are bound together in one or more years per volume. Binding periodicals protects them from wear and tear that damage unbound journals. Only periodicals that are at least one year old are bound.
Compact Shelving

The Library is a partial depository of U.S. Government Documents. This is a collection of materials published by the Federal Government. They include Congressional hearings, departmental publications, atlases, periodicals, labor statistics, U.S. Census materials and other numerous items. Some documents are available online via government websites. Assistance is available at the Reference Desk.
Third Floor Stairwell and Elevator Access

View from the Third Floor Atrium

Third Floor Information Desk

This help desk is designed to assist patrons with their computer needs.
RPL 320 — Information Commons

This area has thirty computers for student and faculty use.
RPL 329 - Open Computer Lab

Network Printing Station - Third Floor

Computer printing is tied to the logon process. Printing will not automatically happen; you must go to a PHAROS Print Station (located on floors 1, 2, or 3 of the Library) and login using your OneTech ID and your password. Once you are logged in, you may select print jobs to be printed or deleted. Print jobs will remain in the system for 24 hours before they are automatically deleted. If you use more than your 200 free computer prints in one semester, you can add money to your Tech ID. There is charging station located at the Circulation Desk. Your Tech ID will allow you to photocopy also.
Hallway leading to Distance Learning Classrooms, RPL 331 and RPL 332

RPL 331 and RPL 332 - Distance Learning Classrooms

Tech’s Distance Learning Classrooms are equipped for two-way delivery of instruction. Each classroom has 30 computers with an instructor’s console suitable for interactive and multimedia learning. Classrooms also contain video overhead projection, TV projection, cable TV, VCR, DVD, SmartBoard TableTop, Elmo Document Camera, and special software for different classes.
Third Floor South Study Area and RPL 300 A/B

The room RPL 300 A/B (right) is a large conference room with a capacity of 150 seated with tables, which may be divided in half by a mechanical wall to accommodate smaller groups. This room is equipped for teleconferencing, satellite downlinks and large screen projection for a variety of media.
RPL 334 - Instructional Computer Lab

A large electronic classroom with 30 computer stations, networking, and an instructor console for control and monitoring.
South Facade

This concludes your virtual tour. For more information about the Library, please visit our website at http://library.atu.edu. For information about Arkansas Tech University, please visit the University website at http://www.atu.edu.

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