University Libraries Fall 2020 Updates

The Libraries are reopening and and we’re looking forward to continuing to serve you.
Please check this page often for important updates regarding Libraries services and hours.

Beginning August 17, 2020

  • All University Libraries will be open to those practicing social distancing and health and safety protocols.
  • Face coverings will be required.
  • Hours may be limited and are subject to change.
  • Items may still be requested in advance through the library catalog or through Interlibrary Loan for pickup.
  • Due to new capacity guidelines and the ongoing construction on Levels 3 and 4 of Mullins Library, seating will be limited.
  • Only the west (Union) side entrance of Mullins Library will be open.
  • No food or drink will be permitted, with the exception of water bottles.
  • Tables and chairs have been arranged to facilitate physical distancing. Please do not re-arrange them.
  • Due to physical distancing and space limitations in Mullins Library during construction, the Libraries will not be able to host high school or other outside groups during Fall 2020.
  • ARKLink cards from participating Arkansas colleges and univeristies will be accepted.
  • Special Collections will be open by appointment only to University of Arkansas students, faculty, and staff, 1-4pm Monday-Friday.

We're Open, Even When the Buildings are Closed

There are many ways the Libraries can provide you with expert help and services, on campus or off.

Get Help 24/7

Need help finding, using, or citing information? Ask us! You can chat with a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the convenience of your home. This service is staffed by UARK librarians as well as librarians from other university libraries worldwide.

Ask us 24/7

Consult your Subject Librarians

Conduct your Research

The Libraries offer access to a multitude of online resources, including

Connect from Anywhere

Use our links to resources to authenticate as a University of Arkansas student, faculty, or staff member.
Read more about remote access to resources.

Electronic Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan Department encourages you to continue submitting requests. Although we cannot guarantee success in each case, we will make every effort to locate items for you.

Renew your Checkouts

Login into My Library Account to view your checkouts and renew items.

Course Readings

Contact us at to request materials for your students.

Streaming Media

Contact our Multimedia department at for help in obtaining video for your classes.

Service Changes

Extended Loan Periods

The last thing you need to worry about at this time is an overdue book. The Libraries are extending all regular 16-week loans to be due back in September.

Not sure what you have checked out and when it is due? You can login to My Library Account to view your checkouts and renew items.

Book Drops are Open

We'll still be monitoring our three book drops for returned materials. In these extraordinary times, you may leave Interlibrary loan, course reserves, and audio visual materials in the book drops. Just library items only, please.

Campus Info

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