FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LIBRARY
Who can use the Amberton LRC?
The Amberton Library Resource Center is for the exclusive use of Amberton
students and faculty. Users are required to provide proper ID (driver's license
and student ID#) to check out books and use resources, such as the computer lab.
What are the LRC's operating hours?
When classes are in session:
Monday - Thursday 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am to 1:30 pm; Saturday 8:00
am to 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm; Friday - Saturday 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
(Note that the Computer Lab closes 15 minutes earlier than the Library.)
How can I contact the Library?
By phone: 972.279.6511 ext. 136, 137 or 138
By email: library@Amberton.edu
What is the LRC's book return procedure?
During business hours, books may be returned to the Check-out Desk. After hours when the facility
is closed, books may be returned to the University Drop Box located near the
southwest entrance of the building (near the Admission and Student Advising
Office). Fines are assessed for books that are returned past the due date.
What is the LRC's fine schedule?
The fine schedule is posted on the dated bookmark placed within each book when
it is checked out.
What if I lose a book?
Any book that is not returned in acceptable condition within 30 days of check
out accumulates a fine of $75.00, which is placed on the student's account.
There is no extra charge for replacing a book.
Can a book I have checked-out be renewed?
Book renewals are at the prerogative of the University. Under certain
conditions, some books may not be eligible for renewal due to student demand.
Does the LRC have computers available for student use?
Yes! Amberton University has a computer lab equipped with the latest in computer
technology, high-speed printing and Internet access. These computers are
designed primarily for research purposes but are also equipped with word
processing applications. The lab is for Amberton student use only. No password
is required for access.
Is someone available to help with computer problems?
Library staff are available to answer questions about the University computers
and systems and to assist with printing syllabi and conducting research.
However, library personnel do not provide training on how to use software
applications. Amberton students are expected to be computer literate and to
possess a certain level of computer expertise prior to enrolling.
How do I locate information my professor has placed on reserve?
There are three types of reserves:
I am a distance-learning student and do not live within driving distance of
the campus. How can I access the research items I need?
- Shelf Reserve - These resources are designated "library use only" so that all
students may have access to them. They are shelved with the regular collection
but are not available for check out.
- Reserve File - These are items that have been placed in a designated area for
student use. The Reserve File area is located in the LRC across from the
- Electronic Reserve - These are files placed in the professor's folder on-line
for student use. These files are accessed via the University's ftp site. Within
this website, go to "Information Resources" and click on "Access to FTP site."
Then click on the folder showing the name of your professor. The URL for the FTP
site is: ftp://ftp.Amberton.edu
There are many opportunities for students enrolled in e-Courses to conduct
- Use the full-text, abstract and reference databases available through the
library website. The databases provide instant access to thousands of journal
articles, books, newspapers, and other reference sources. These services are for
Amberton student use only. An ID and password are required. Instructions on how
to access these services are located on the "Information Resources" Menu.
- For Texas residents, visit a library near you. TexShare card holders can borrow
books directly from any participating library. To obtain a TexShare card,
contact the library (library@Amberton.edu) for more information.
- Use Interlibrary Loan through your public library. Most public libraries offer
their patrons interlibrary loan service, borrowing items from other libraries
when they are not available locally.
- Contact the Amberton Library for assistance. If you are having problems
obtaining a particular item, please feel free to contact a librarian by phone,
email or fax. We will be happy to help you find what you need.