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Arkansas State University

Services for Faculty

The Dean B. Ellis Library is happy to offer A-State faculty a variety of services.


Checkout Privileges

Checking out library materials is permitted for currently enrolled students, currently employed faculty and staff, and other individuals who have been approved with affiliate status for circulation privileges by the Access & Delivery Services Department. Report lost or stolen ID's immediately to the ID Center and to the Library Service desk.

Valid Identification

All patrons must present a valid ASU photo identification card and/or an ArkLink Card or valid Courtesy Borrower's Card. The patron is responsible for all material borrowed against his/her ID. Affiliate status may be requested by completing a Courtesy Borrower's Card application.

Circulation privileges are not transferable from one person to another.
You are responsible for all library items checked out on your A-State library record.

Faculty Borrowing Limits

Current Faculty

A faculty member may send a GA to the Library to borrow materials, but they must have the faculty member's A-State ID card with them each time they borrow materials on behalf of the faculty member.

End of current semester due date for most books.

May have a maximum of 50 items checked out at any given time.

Periodicals are loaned to A-State faculty on an overnight basis only.


Retired and Emeritus Faculty

Retired A-State Faculty

  • Must present a valid state issued photo ID.
  • Policies are identical to those for Community Borrowers.

Emeritus A-State Faculty

  • Must present a valid state issued photo ID and Emeritus card.
  • Must complete a Community Borrowers Application Form at the Service Desk before borrowing.
  • May have a maximum of 10 items checked out at any given time.
  • All other policies for Emeritus Faculty are identical to those for current A-State students.

Did you know?

You can renew books online two times before having to physically bring them. Books can only be renewed online if they are not overdue and if they have not already been renewed twice.

Renew Online

Why only two renewals?

Ever wonder why the Dean B. Ellis Library only allows two renewals before items must be physically returned to the Library, removed from your account, and check back out? This is because the State Auditor considers library materials, including books, to be state property. Therefore for inventory purposes, library personnel must physically see each item at least once per year.

But don't worry! You don't have to cart huge collections of books to the Library. Request a pickup and we can come to you and retrieve any items that need to be returned. We can even check the item(s) back to you and return them to you!

Request a Pickup