New Student 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.
  • Check out our Research Guides, class and subject guides.
  • Find your subject librarian and schedule a research consultation.
  • Your University id card is your library card.
  • 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...
  • Laptops are available for checkout at the Information Technology Services (ITS) desk within in Mullins library.  Laptops can be reserved in advance at online at reserveit.uark.edu
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  • 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.
  • The University Libraries do not generally collect current course textbooks.
  • Your instructor may have placed a copy of your textbook on course reserve. Check the reserves lists under instructor or course name to view items available for your class.
  • Current textbooks may not be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan.
  • Let your subject librarian know if you think the Libraries need a certain textbook.
  • 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.
  • Need "scholarly" or "refereed" or "academic" articles? Many databases have a filter or checkbox to limit your search to articles in scholarly journals, rather than popular magazines. Here's a video on the difference.
  • 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 two Kic walk-up scanners near the main service desk in Mullins Library.
  • Scanning computer stations are available in the Learning Commons in Mullins, as well as in branch libraries.
  • Copiers are located in the Hodges Periodicals Reading Room on Level 2 of Mullins Library, with additional copiers in the Fine Arts and Physics libraries.
  • Microfilm / Microfiche scanners are available in the Hodges Periodicals Room on Level 2 of Mullins Library.
  • You can make paper copies with Razorbuck$.
  • Certain copiers are also able to scan materials for no cost; these scans may be sent to email or saved to a jump drive.
  • 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. 
  • Students may check out laptops for use in Mullins or bring their own laptop and connect to the wireless network.
  • Branch libraries offer computing stations for use of library materials.
  • Group and indivdual study rooms are available on the Dibs room reservation system.
  • Check out dry erase markers for use with the whiteboards on Levels 1 and 4 at the East Service Desk in Mullins Library.
  • The Walton Reading Room and Periodicals Reading Room on Level 2 of Mullins Library are considered quiet study areas.
  • For research help, stop by, call, email, chat, or text the reference librarians at the main service desk in Mullins Library or stop by the service desk at any branch library.
  • For help in citing your sources, consult our citation examples or try the citation helpers found in many of our databases.
  • For writing help, schedule an appointment with the Class+ Tutors; they can offer feedback on your draft and offer strategies for polishing it to perfection.
University of Arkansas Libraries
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