Ask A Librarian

Visit Us:

A librarian can help jump-start your research.  Visit the library to get help with finding information, choosing books, evaluating sources, and selecting appropriate article research databases. 

Phone Us: 

Speak with a librarian at 870-460-1880. 

Email Us:

Please send an email to for all reference questions.  The librarian will respond to your request within 24 hours, Monday – Friday.

Research Consultation: 

For in-depth instruction to individuals and groups, schedule an appointment with one of the research specialists listed below:

Kathy Anderson, Librarian for School of Computer Information Systems and School of Education

Dan Boice, Librarian for the School of Mathematics and Science and School of Nursing

Dr. Renée Clark, Librarian for the School of Arts & Humanities and School of Business

D.J. Reece, Librarian for the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I renew my books online?

  1. Go to my account:

  2. Type your last name, first name.

  3. Type your 10-digit UAM ID number (ID# plus the number under the picture on the front of your id).  Example:  1234567891

  4. Click Submit.

  5. Click Items Currently Checked Out.

  6. Renew individual titles by checking the box beside the book you want to renew.  Select the Renew Marked Items button.

  7. To renew all titles, select the Renew All button.  The system will renew all items that can be renewed and display the new due date in the status column.

  8. Click Log Out.

Customers cannot renew a book if the book has reached the maximum number of renewals, if there are holds on the book, or if it is too soon to renew the book (more than 7 days remain in the current loan period.

Does the library have textbooks that are used in UAM courses?

While the library may occasionally have a textbook that is being used in a UAM course, as a general rule we do not order textbooks for the circulating collection. We do, however, have some textbooks on course reserve located at the Information Services desk.

Course Reserve

Print materials, available at the Information Services Desk, may be checked out for two hours, (in library use only), one day, or five days. Applicable overdue fines will be assessed (20 cents the first hour overdue; 10 cents each additional hour; including hours that the library is closed). If the item is not returned by the end of the semester, $115 will be billed to the borrower’s account. If the item is not returned within 30 days after the item is billed, no credit is given. Items available for overnight check out periods may be checked out one hour before the library closes and must be returned one hour after the library opens the next day.

Online reserve materials are available via the library's online catalog and may be accessed at any time. Most items are in the portable document format (PDF) and require the free  Adobe Reader software to view and print the information. For additional information, contact Annette Vincent at or 870-460-1381.

Off Campus Access

All currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff have remote access to library research databases, indexes and online journals.  When prompted, login by entering your last name, first name, and UAM ID number.  Your UAM ID number is a nine digit number assigned by the university plus the card number on the front (under your picture) of your UAM ID.  For additional assistance contact the library at 870-460-1080 or Ask A Librarian.

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