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Tarleton Libraries Coronavirus Updates and Resources

This is a developing situation and content will be updated as information is made available. - Last updated: May 27, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

After reviewing this information, if you still have additional questions please contact us at reference@tarleton.edu or 254-968-9249.

Hours & Building Information

Library hours are subject to change, and will be evaluated weekly.

The Tarleton Libraries are closed to the public. Tarleton students, faculty and staff may use the building with a Tarleton ID.

Library Hours, May 6 - 31 (Interim):

DICK SMITH LIBRARY, Stephenville:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Closed Weekends

RICKETT LIBRARY, Fort Worth:

  • Monday - Friday : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Weekends

Library Hours, June 1 - July 3:

DICK SMITH LIBRARY, Stephenville:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Closed Weekends

RICKETT LIBRARY, Fort Worth:

  • Monday - Friday : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Weekends

The library is taking steps to ensure social distancing and response to federal, state, Tarleton State University, and Texas A&M University System recommendations & regulations.

Changes to regular services that are in effect:

  • All individual and group study rooms are closed for reservations.
  • Limited laptop check-out is available from the Maker Spot for use with Proctorio for exams.

Off-Campus Resources & Services

Tarleton State University Libraries endeavor to meet the information needs of those working remotely. All patrons are encouraged to take advantage of available online resources. 

Library staff remain available from 8:00a.m. -10:00p.m., Monday - Friday, and 2:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. on Sundays to help via:

Online Resources & Tools

Over 300,000 online ebooks and full text journals are available online. The tools listed are available to help locate these resources:

You will use your Tarleton NTNET username and password to access your library resources remotely.

Returns and Checked out Materials

  • All items currently checked out have been extended until April 12, 2020 and will not be considered overdue when returned. 
  • Most checked out library materials may be renewed online using your Tarleton NTNET username and password.
  • If you would like to return an item, please email mylibrary@tarleton.edu with your mailing address for a postage return label. 

Remote Delivery of Resources

  • Document delivery services will also be available for all users through the interlibrary loan request service. Materials will be provided electronically through your interlibrary loan accounts.
  • Students and faculty needing materials not owned by Tarleton Libraries can request items through the interlibrary loan service and have materials delivered to their homes via first class mail and providing postage paid return lables.

You will use your Tarleton NTNET username and password to access your Interlibrary Loan account for electronic and mail delivery.

Although many key library services are available electronically, users should plan ahead and begin their research as early as possible. Delivery of materials may be impacted by availability, format and processing time.

Additional Information for Faculty

Reserves - We strongly encourage faculty to place high use materials for courses on e-reserve to allow your students access to these materials electronically. If the material is a book, we can purchase an electronic copy for students to access the content online. Articles can be scanned and posted as pdf documents. Copyright restrictions do apply.

Copyright – While there are a lot of pedagogical and technical issues that make the shift from in-person to online teaching challenging, copyright is not a big additional area of worry! Most of the legal issues are the same in both contexts. Here is some additional information.

Library Instruction - Instruction and reference librarians will be available through ZOOM to provide library instruction sessions and one-on-one reference consultations or as embedded librarians in Canvas courses. Contact reference@tarleton.edu or call the Dick Smith Library at (254) 968-9249 or the Rickett Library at (817) 717-3315 to arrange for a library instruction session or reference consultation online.

Additional resources - Curated list of extended or free access e-resources. 

Library services - Dick Smith and Rickett Library Services during the covid-19 emergency.