Library Privileges

Who is eligible for library privileges?

Currently enrolled University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, students

including distant students enrolled in Global Campus classes and Clinton School of Public Affairs students.

To be eligible for library privileges and remote access to library resources, students must be enrolled in at least one hour of credit or be pre-registered for the following semester. (Graduate Student Handbook, "Use of Electronic Resources of the Library").

Students who wish to retain library privileges for a short time while they complete theses or other academic requirements may be granted "Affiliate" status in the UAConnect student information system by their college or the Graduate School. Students seeking such extensions must appeal to the appropriate college or school office. Extensions and length of time granted are determined by academic departments, colleges, and the Graduate School, not by the library.

Once an extension is approved, and the student record has been updated in UAConnect, the student will then need to request short-term reinstatement of library privileges at the Main Circulation Desk in Mullins Library or by contacting circserv@uark.edu. Circulation staff will confirm the student's Affiliate status in UAConnect and update the student's record in the Libraries' online system. Affiliate status requires the use of the last name and the nine-digit University ID number to log into one's library account or into databases and electronic resources.

Faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

including emeritus faculty, retiree, part-time and hourly employees.

Part-time or hourly employees may need to complete an Application for Library Privileges so that our records are complete.

Faculty who wish to authorize faculty assistants (graduate students or staff) to check out library materials for your use and/or to pick up Interlibrary Loan materials, please visit Request for Faculty Authorization for more information and for the authorization form.

Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Experiment Station faculty and staff

Extension and Experiment Station faculty and staff should complete an Application for Library Privileges so that our records are complete.

Archaeological Survey faculty and staff

Survey faculty and staff should complete an Application for Library Privileges so that our records are complete.

Spring International Students

Students enrolled in Spring International programs have borrowing privileges, but not remote access to library databases, due to licensing restrictions. Spring International students may use most library databases while on campus.

Alumni

Members of the Arkansas Alumni Association have library privileges with no fee. To apply for alumni borrowing privileges, complete our Application for Library Privileges or contact the Circulation Department at 479-575-4104 (local), 866-818-8115 (toll free), or email: circserv@uark.edu. Alumni will also need to obtain a University of Arkansas ID card from the Campus Card Office in the Arkansas Union to use as their library card. Find out more on our alumni services page.

ARKLink Institutions

Students, faculty, and staff from other Arkansas colleges and universities participating in the ARKLink Reciprocal Borrowing Program may apply for borrowing privileges. Visit the ARKLink website for a list of participating institutions.

Community Borrowers

You may apply for community borrowing privileges by completing an Application for Library Privileges. (For details, see our Policy for Community Borrowers). Because of vendor licensing agreements, remote access to library subscription resources is only available to current students, faculty, and staff. However, community borrowers and visitors are welcome to use most electronic resources while visiting the campus.

What are the borrowing periods and fees?

The following list borrowing privileges for various patron types and circulating items in the MAIN (Mullins) Library collection. Check with Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Media, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, and Law for policies specific to those collections.

University Libraries Borrower Privileges

A U of A ID is required for all patrons (except ARKLink patrons who must present ARKLink Card and photo ID)

Patron Type Loan period
(books)
Number of renewals Limit of Loan Recall & hold Bound periodicals
(7 days)
ILL Laptop computer
(3 hours)
Remote access to
databases
Annual Fee
Undergraduates 16 weeks 2 100 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Graduates 16 weeks 2 100 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faculty 16 weeks 2 500 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Affiliated Faculty 16 weeks 2 500 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Staff 16 weeks 2 100 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Affiliated Staff/Student 16 weeks 2 100 Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Dependent/Spouse 16 weeks 2 100 Yes No Yes No No
Emeritus Faculty 16 weeks 2 500 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retiree 16 weeks 2 100 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Circ-Only (Courtesy card) 4 weeks 2 25 Yes No Yes No No
ARKLink 4 weeks 1 10 No No No No No
Arkansas Alumni Association Member 4 weeks 2 10 No No Yes No No
High School Students 2 weeks 2 5 No No No No No $15
Community Borrowers 4 weeks 2 10 No No Yes No No $40
Corporate Borrower 4 weeks 2 10 No No Yes No No $100

How can I apply for community borrower privileges?

Researchers and community members who are not currently enrolled students or full-time appointed faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas may apply for community borrower privileges. For details, see our Policy for Community Borrowers. Depending on user status (for example: alumnus, visiting faculty, continuing graduate student), some charges may apply. Note that community borrowing privileges do not include remote access to library databases or electronic journals.

To apply for library privileges, please print out and complete our Application For Circulation Privileges form. Please include any appropriate fees (check or credit/debit card only) and a *copy* of a photo ID, such as a state-issued driver's license or student ID card, and EITHER submit the form with payment in person to the Circulation Desk, OR mail it with payment (check ONLY) to:

Circulation Desk Supervisor University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002

Can borrower privileges be denied?

A patron may be automatically blocked from checking out materials if he/she:

  • has reached the maximum number of checkouts
  • has one or more billed items
  • has overdue recalled items
  • has reached the maximum fine limit
  • is not currently enrolled in classes or employed by the University

How do I login to view my library account ?

Most current students, faculty and staff will use their UARK email username and password to log into various library functions, including:

  • obtaining remote access to databases and electronic journals
  • viewing your own library account of checkouts, holds, fines, and saved searches
  • placing holds and recalls

Your UARK Account is your official University of Arkansas Email username and password. This is the same username and password that you currently use for email, campus computing labs, Blackboard, AskIT, BASIS, and other campus systems.

What if I don't know or use my UARK account?

Many distant students, faculty, and staff may not make regular use of their UARK email accounts. If you have never activated your account, go to the new user page on Password Manager.

What if I use a walton.uark.edu account?

Unfortunately, this system works only with the campus uark.edu user names and passwords. If you have forgotten your UARK username and password, see the next section for help with retrieving them.

What if I have forgotten my UARK password or username?

The Password Manager tool allows you to set up a reminder question and answer. If you don't have a reminder question and answer, or if you have forgotten the question and answer:

On-Campus students, faculty, and staff should bring a photo ID to one of these locations:

  • the ITS Help Desk, ADSB 100A, 155 Razorback Road, 479-575-2905
  • the supervisor at any campus GACL (General Access Computer Lab)
  • Students may also go to the Office of the Registrar, 146 Hunt Hall, 479-575-5154

Distant students who can't visit the Registrar's Office in person must send a written request with your signature and a phone number where you can be reached for confirmation to:

Office of the Registrar
146 Hunt Hall, University of Arkansas
Fayetteville AR 72701

You may also send your written request with your signature and a phone number where you can be reached for confirmation by FAX to 479-575-4651.

Anyone can contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@uark.edu, 479-575-2905, for more assistance.

What if I am affiliated with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, but don't have a UARK Account

Researchers with the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service or the Experiment Station System may apply for affiliated faculty privileges. This status allows patrons borrowing privileges, remote access to library databases and electronic journals, and Interlibrary Loan privileges.

If you are a faculty or staff member in the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service or the Experiment Station System and already have applied for library privileges, you can still use your last name and U of A ID number to log into library functions, including remote access to library databases.

If you have not yet applied for library privileges, visit our Agriculture Extension Service / Experiment Station information page for details on applying.

What if I am a community borrower and have a library card, but don't have a UARK account?

Community borrowers, alumni, and other users who have borrowing privileges but not UARK email accounts will still be able to view their library accounts, view and renew checkouts, and place holds on items by logging in with their last name and University of Arkansas ID number. Community and Alumni borrowers generally do not have remote access to library databases and electronic journals.

Will anyone with a UARK account be able to access library databases remotely?

No. Licensing agreements with publishers generally limit remote access to current students, faculty, and staff only. Other users are welcome to access library databases and electronic journals while in the library building.

For additional questions about library privileges

Circulation Desk
479-575-4104 (local)
866-818-8115 (toll free)
email: circserv@uark.edu
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • Phone: 479-575-4104
  • Text/SMS: 479-385-0803
  • Toll-free: 866-818-8115
  • Fax: 479-575-6656