New Staff FAQs

  • Get help any time by Asking a Librarian, by phone, email, or text message.
  • Visit us at the main service desk in Mullins Library or any branch library.
  • Conducting in-depth research? Contact a subject librarian for expert advice on specialized resources.
  • Your University id card is your library card.
  • Part-time or hourly staff should check with the Mullins Library Circulation Department to make sure that we have your information in our database of borrowers.
  • You can log into Your Library Account any time to view current checkouts or holds and to renew items. Use your UARK username (without the @uark.edu) and password to log into your library account.
  • Most books in the Main (Mullins) collection check out for 16 weeks and bound periodicals for 1 week. More....
  • Use the Library Catalog to search for books, journals, media, manuscripts, and other materials. Or try QuickSearch.
  • The catalog includes holdings from Mullins and all branch libraries: Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fine Arts, Physics, and Law, as well as the Crystal Bridges Museum library and Internet items.
  • Use the Map It! button to view items in Mullins Library on a floor map or consult our call number guide.
  • Both electronic and print holdings are listed in the catalog.
  • An A-Z list of electronic resources is also available.
  • Use the WorldCat Union Catalog to locate books in libraries worldwide.
  • Need just a few articles? Try QuickSearch for results across thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Need a more comprehensive search? The Libraries have hundreds of databases in dozens of subject areas that index articles in journals and magazines as well as providing some full text. Browse article databases by title or subject area.
  • No full text for your article? Use Find it! to locate available full text across all our resources.
  • Find it! a bust? You can request articles from other libraries with our Interlibrary Loan service.
  • You can find audio and video titles in QuickSearch. "Music Recording," "Video Recording," "Streaming Audio," and "Streaming Video" are Content Type limits in QuickSearch.
  • Audio and video files are also in the library catalog. Sepcial search forms for audio and video help focus your search.
  • Most DVDs, CDs, and older analog media (vinyl, cassette,and VHS tapes) are located in the Performing Arts and Media department.
  • Use ILLiad, the University Libraries Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system , to request books, articles, or other materials from other libraries.
  • First-time users of ILLiad will need to create an account.
  • On average, photocopied articles and book chapters are delivered electronically within 2 working days; books take a little longer.
  • You may also request a scan of print articles or chapters held by the Libraries through the RazorRush service.
  • There are three Kic walk-up scanners: two near the main service desk and one in the Hodges Periodicals Room on Level 2 of Mullins Library.
  • Scanning computer stations are available in the Learning Commons in Mullins, as well as in branch libraries.
  • A copier is located in the Hodges Periodicals Reading Room on Level 2 of Mullins Library, with additional copiers in the Fine Arts and Physics libraries.
    • You can make paper copies with Razorbuck$ or cash.
    • You can also scan materials at copiers for no cost; these scans may be sent to email or saved to a jump drive.
  • Microfilm / Microfiche scanners are available in the Hodges Periodicals Room on Level 2 of Mullins Library.
  • Use RazorRush to request scans of articles or chapters in items held by the Libraries. More...
  • The University Learning Commons on Level 2 of Mullins Library offers a computer lab staffed by University Information Technology Services (ITS). Library staff are available for research assistance and for assistance with circulation services. Tutors help with writing or various academic subjects.
  • Use your UARK login and password to use the Learning Commons computers. U of A students, faculty, and staff have first priority on library computers. 
  • Bring your own laptop and connect to the wireless network.
  • Branch libraries offer computing stations for use of library materials.
University of Arkansas Libraries
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Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • Phone: 479-575-4104
  • Text/SMS: 479-385-0803
  • Toll-free: 866-818-8115
  • Fax: 479-575-6656