ARKLink Library Card

This special card lets you check out materials at other Arkansas libraries.  Come to the library and pick up your ARKLink card before you make a trip to the visiting library.  View the list of member libraries.  For additional information, contact Annette Vincent at or 870-460-1381.

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Information Services

Information Services supports the mission of the Fred J. Taylor Library & Technology Center by providing students, faculty, and staff with easy and convenient access to library services and physical materials, while also regulating the circulation of materials to ensure their availability.

Who can borrow materials?

Check-out of library materials is permitted for currently enrolled students, appointed faculty & staff, and other individuals who have been approved for circulation privileges by Information Services . Borrowing privileges may be obtained by completing the Community User Application Form available at the Information Services . Fees may apply depending on user category (for example: Adult resident, UAM employee dependent/spouse, SAESC employee). Circulation privileges are not transferable from one person to another.

Policies for Community Users

What do I need to check out a book?

All patrons must present a valid UAM photo identification card, ARKLink card with valid photo identification card, or Community User Card with valid photo identification card. Circulation privileges are not transferable from one person to another. The patron is responsible for all materials borrowed against his/her ID.

What do I need to check out a laptop?

Laptops are available for current UAM students, faculty, and staff. A valid, current UAM ID is required at the time of checkout. A current Laptop Loan Agreement form must be completed and signed prior to checking out a laptop. Circulation privileges are not transferable from one person to another. The patron is responsible for all materials borrowed against his/her ID. Please read Laptop Loan Policy, Procedures and Agreement.

Items Not Available for Check Out:

Course Reserves (excluding 24 hour, 5 day, and 1 day loans)
Periodicals and Newspapers
Reference, Bibliographic Reference, and Atlases
Special Collections Materials

How many items may I check out?

Community Users 3 items
Faculty unlimited
Faculty emeriti 20 items
Graduate Students unlimited
Staff 20 items
Undergraduate Students 20 items

An item cannot be renewed if there are holds on the item or more than seven days remain in the current loan period. 

Returning Library Material:

Items may be returned to the Information Services desk, the book drop inside the library foyer, or the outside book drop.


Overdue Items

Fees are $.10 per day beginning with the first day after the due date. Courtesy notices are sent five days before an item is due via campus email. Overdue notices are sent one day after the item is due via campus email. Failure to receive the courtesy or overdue notice does not, however, exempt borrowers from fines.

The status of checked out items is always available for review online by using My Account or by calling Information Services at 870-460-1080.

Items Not Returned

All items not returned or renewed during the semester are charged to the borrower’s account.  The minimum fee is $115.00 per item. 

Fees may be paid at the Cashier’s Office (870-460-1043) in Harris Hall (second floor).

Questions about overdue or billed items are addressed to Annette Vincent (870-460-1381), 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Returning Billed Items

 If the item is returned within 30 days after the item is billed, the charges less the fines are credited to the borrower’s account. If the item is not returned within 30 days after the item is billed, no credit is given. 

Fees may be paid at the Cashier’s Office (870-460-1043) in Harris Hall (second floor).

Computers, Copiers, Printers, Scanners, and Wireless Access

The library provides thirty networked computers, one networked black/white and color laser printer/scanner, one black and white copy machine, and a stand-alone scanner for public use, which are located on the first floor. Use of the equipment requires a valid UAM ID card.

The fee to print or photocopy is 10 cents per page. The fee to print in color is 25 cents per page. A valid UAM ID card is required to print or make a copy.


The copy machines are not configured to make double-sided copies. A pencil sharpener, stapler, and hole-punch are available near the copy machines and printers.


The networked printer is located near the Information Services Desk. The printer is configured to make double-sided copies if the option is selected. A microform reader is available in Special Collections on the second floor.


The stand-alone scanner is located near the Information Services desk.


Wireless internet access is available.

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.

Food and Drink Policy


The mission of the instruction program, in support of the university and library mission, is to endeavor to prepare the academic community to embrace information literacy, by ensuring each individual will be able to recognize that an information need exists, develop effective search strategies to locate information and evaluate its relevancy, use the information to satisfy the information need, and recognize the social implications of information, as it pertains to copyright laws.

The librarians welcome the opportunity to provide individual or group instruction to faculty, staff, and students. Lecture, tours, or hand-on instruction sessions on using library tools, resources, and research databases can be held in the library, your classroom, or the departmental computer lab.

Schedule an Instruction Session: 

Schedule a library instruction session or research consultation with one of the librarians listed below.

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

Dan Boice, Librarian for the School of Mathematics and the Sciences 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 Behavioral Sciences and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Interlibrary Loan   (Get It From Another Library) 

If the library does not own a publication that you need for research, we can borrow books and obtain copies of journal articles from other libraries. This service is only available to UAM faculty, staff, students, and graduate/research assistants.  Submit your request online.  Failure to supply complete information will result in a delay or unfilled request.  Please allow at least two weeks for your request to be filled.  For additional information, contact Chandra Griffin or 870-460-1181.


Requested material may be furnished without cost. However, some libraries charge a fee for supplying materials.  Additional fees may be requested by the lending library. 

Materials That Some Libraries Do Not Loan: 

  1. Books published within the last year

  2. Theses and dissertations

  3. Audio/Visual Material

  4. Children's books

  5. Contemporary fiction (Contact your local public library)

  6. Textbooks

Copyright Restrictions:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request form, and later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve a violation of copyright law.