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How to Connect to Library Resources from Off Campus: Get books

Book Loans

Request print books, government documents, and other materials that circulate from the Paul Meek Libraries' collections.

  • Requests must be made through the ILLiad interlibrary loan system
  • There may be a charge to cover postage.
  • All loaned materials will be shipped to commercial sites via USPS.
  • Circulating materials are accompanied by a cover slip designating the due date. The item should also be stamped with the due date.
  • All books and other loaned materials must be returned directly to Distance Education Library Services. A mailing label will be sent with all loaned materials for return using the U.S. Postal Service.
  • If you return materials close to the due date, contact us to renew these items in order to avoid possible overdue fees.
  • Print materials owned by another library may be requested by using the ILLiad Interlibrary loan system
  • Book loan services are not currently available to students physically located outside of the United States.

Search @ the Library

Search the catalog for print and e-title items in the library collection

(use the "Keyword" pull-down menu to target your query to a specific data field)


(Use this separate link to search library databases for > articles < <  in journals, magazines, and select newspapers)

Eligibility Guidelines for Off-Campus Delivery Services

Library users requesting materials be delivered off-site must meet criteria similar to on-campus users:

  • Students must be enrolled in a UTM distance-education degree program or credit course; this includes those in concurrent-enrollment programs.
  • Faculty can request services for UTM distance education courses, curriculum, or education-related research, including emeritus faculty.
  • Staff can use services for the education-related activities of their Continuing Education/Extension Center.
  • On-campus instructors can request services for designing and teaching distance education classes and integrating library services into the curriculum.

Off-campus courses are defined as those taught at a site more than 30 miles from Martin. Individuals must be attending/teaching classes via:

  • UTM's Continuing Education & Extension Centers.
  • New College and Internet-delivered classes.
  • Independent Studies.
  • Distance education degree or credit programs delivered by UTM colleges and departments.
This service is not available to:
  • UTM students attending classes on the Martin campus (including Evening School).
  • UTM faculty teaching on the Martin campus (including Evening School).
  • UTM facuty or students who reside within 30 miles of the UTM campus.
  • Individuals not affiliated with UTM as faculty or students.

Loaning Items Offsite

Paul Meek Library encourages faculty, staff, and students at UTM off-site Centers to use material in the PML collections. Search the Paul Meek Library Catalog to identify what you need. These terms apply:

***Allow at least 1 week for delivery; holidays and weekends may add extra time ***

Materials available for loan include:

  • Books
  • Government documents
  • ERIC documents
  • Juvenile and Juvenile Easy collection books
  • Audio/Video collection materials

The following materials are not available for loan:

  • Reference books
  • Reserve collections
  • Material or any sort in Corbitt Special Collections & Archives
  • Maps
  • Journals
  • Any material whose status is "Non-circulating"

Loan Periods

  • Faculty may borrow materials until that specific term ends.
  • Staff may borrow materials for 3 WEEKS.
  • Graduate Students for 3 WEEKS.
  • Undergraduate students for 3 WEEKS.

Renewal Options

  • Call the library's User Services staff at 731-881-7092
  • Use the Web catalog to log in to your library borrower record

    Materials may be renewed up to 3 times. The renewal period will be the same as the original loan period. Materials requested by another user or  needed for Course Reserve will not be renewed.

Overdue Fees

  • Borrowers are responsible for all materials charged to them (i.e., don't loan something to someone else)
  • Fees are assessed for unreturned items, lost, or damaged items; unreturned items and unpaid fees result in holds on registration and transcripts.
  • Replacement Fee: book cost, plus $10 processing.

 ***Allow at least 1 week for delivery; holidays and weekends may add extra time. ***