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Library Orientation: Library Services

A general overview of the library and what we have.

Library Services

We are here to help!

The John F. Moss Library is student oriented and strives daily to provide exceptional user assistance and satisfaction.  We welcome your suggestions, comments about service, activities and resources.

Our librarians and staff are here to assist all who come through our doors. Our service includes a full range of information resources, activities and events for the campus and general community, and personal research/reference assistance.

Everyone who comes into the library is welcome to:

  • Browse our books, magazines, newspapers, journals, and Curriculum Library materials.
  • Ask questions at the service desk or speak with a librarian.
  • Enjoy our varied art exhibits.
  • Find a quiet space to study, read, or think.
  • Use our public computers. Community members will need to ask for assistance at the service desk.

Check out each section below to see more details: 

Services

The library offers 3 main ways to improve your research skills.


Please contact us by telephone at 903-223-3100, email at LibraryHelp@tamut.edu, or chat at Ask Us!

A courier service to transport requested library materials between TAMUT and Texarkana College campus libraries (JFM and PML) operates Monday-Friday.  Texas A&M University-Texarkana and Texarkana College students, faculty, and staff can use this service by clicking on the Request link when viewing an entry in the Worldcat Discovery web catalog.  For JFM patrons, you may request items from PML’s main collection, folio, best sellers, and juvenile. 
 
If you desire a course reserve item, please email Neisha Federick (neisha.federick@tamut.edu) with your request; to help ensure accuracy and timely response, include the title as well as the call number.  Please note that delivery can take up to 48 hours or longer if your request is submitted during the weekend.  If you needed sooner please contact the Service Desk 903-223-3100.

 

World map with library resourcesThe library can help you get books and articles even if we don't have them here already!

The process usually takes from 5 - 10 days for print materials, and 1-2 business days for electronic articles. It is free unless the lender charges.

 

TexShare is a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in partnership with academic and public libraries in Texas.

A TexShare card can be used at participating libraries to check out materials for research and study needs. Individual libraries set their own guidelines pertaining to how many items can be checked out and for how long.

Affiliated A&M-Texarkana library users can obtain a TexShare card at the Service Desk (phone 903-223-3100).

Please print and fill out the TexShare card application form and return it to the service desk or fax it to 903-334-6695.

TexShare cards may be obtained by filling out a form and returning it to the Third Floor Service Desk at the Library.  A form can be found at http://library.tamut.edu/LibraryInfo/Forms/Texshare.pdf 

—A copy of your student ID must be included 
—TexShare cards must be renewed each semester.

 

printer and monitor on deskThe library’s open computer lab contains 36 computers, a black-and-white printer, color printer, and 2 scanners. The computer lab operates according to library hours, but computers will begin the shutdown process 15 minutes before closing time. Remember to save your work before the computers shut down and retrieve your flash drive! University computers are reserved for school work related purposes. If the lab is at capacity and you are using a computer for personal rather than school use, you may be asked to log off so that another student may work.  All students are required to comply with the university’s policy on proper use of computer resources.

  • Each student can print 100 black and white pages each semester at no cost.
    • An allocation account in the amount of $5.00 is automatically set-up at the beginning of each semester.
  • Black and white copies are $.05 per page
  • Color copies are $.25 per page.
For detailed instructions, see: How to print in the library

Libguides: research assistance, subject guides, and useful resourcesOur Library Guides (or LibGuides) are pages that we have made specifically to help guide you in researching in specific subjects or classes.

Some helpful LibGuides include:

office suppliesThe library has some office and craft supplies, things normally used on a daily basis as well as those needed for last minute projects. Items include a paper cutter, hole punch, laminator, die cutter and limited dies, stapler, shredder, tape dispenser, scissors, white board kits for the study rooms, and student projects' kits that will help to enhance any class project.