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Q: Are fees charged for any of the services offered by the Aviation Technical Library?
A: No, all services are free of charge. When planning to photocopy or print long documents (more than 10 pages), patrons should bring their own paper. Also, please bring a blank disk or CD-R when requesting copies of information in electronic format.
Q: Can I use my personal thumb drive/pin drive/PDA/portable hard drive on a library computer?
A: No. AR 25-2 Information Assurance prohibits the use of personal storage devices on any networked computer, including those in the Aviation Technical Library and Aviation Learning Center. Only those devices that have been approved by the Library Systems Administrator or Information Assurance Manager may be used in a network computer. If you have special needs or any questions regarding this policy, please ask a staff member for assistance.
Q: Where do I go to clear with the Library before I leave Fort Rucker?
A: Go to the ATL Circulation Desk.
Q: Does the Library provide interlibrary loan service for titles not held by ATL?
A: Yes. Call (334) 255-2944 to ask for interlibrary loan service. If you need a book, please supply the title, author, and edition, if applicable. When requesting photocopies of periodical articles, you should be prepared to supply the following: periodical title, article title, volume number or date of publication, and page number. All interlibrary loans are free of charge. Since ILL requests come from other libraries, please give ample time for your items to arrive.
Q: Is there a limit on the number of items I may borrow at one time from the Aviation Technical Library?
A: No – there are no limits on check-outs of books or videos in the ATL.
Q: May I renew my loan?
A: Yes, if there is no hold on the item. You may bring the loaned materials to the Circulation Desk for renewal or you may renew loans by calling (334) 255-2944.
Q: May I check out the videotapes and DVDs? For how long? Is there a limit on the number checked out at one time?
A: Yes, all of the videotapes and DVDs may be checked out of the library, with no limit on number. The loan period is two weeks.
Q: Am I allowed to eat or drink in the Library?
A: Yes. You may bring refreshments into the Library or purchase them from the soft drink and snack machines in the building. Just be kind and clean up after yourself!
Q: What about tobacco products?
A: Use of tobacco products of any kind (including chewing tobacco) is prohibited at all times in Building 9204. IAW AR 600-63, smoking is not allowed within 50 feet of the entrances in Building 9204.
Q: Where can I get a hard copy of my personnel files from microfiche?
A: The Library has a microfiche reader/printer which produces paper copies or PDF copies from microfiche – ask for assistance from the library staff.
Q: Are the books on the Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List available in the ATL?
A: All titles on the U. S. Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List are available in the Library – just ask us!
Q: Can the Library help me while I am serving away from Fort Rucker?
A: Absolutely! If the information you need is available in electronic format or Library staff can convert it to electronic format, we will email it or post it on AKO for you to access. Just give us a call at (334) 255-2944 or (334) 255-2324.
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