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.

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.

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

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 before the end of the current semester, after it is billed ($115.00 per item, minimum), the charge, less the fine, is credited to the borrower’s account.   If the item is not returned within thirty days, after the end of semester in which the item was borrowed, 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 twenty-eight networked computers, two networked black and white laser printers, two black and white copy machines, and a scanner for public use, which are located on the first floor. Use of the equipment requires purchase of a print card. Print cards may be purchased at the Information Services desk. 

The fee to print or photocopy is 10 cents per page. Each print card costs $1.00 which includes 50 cents value. The card dispenser accepts bills, quarters, nickels and dimes. You may add additional value to your card as necessary. Change is available at the Cashier's office (Harris Hall 2nd floor). The library does not provide change.

Copy cards are replaced for free only if the card was defective at the time of purchase. If the card becomes cracked, bent, warped, or otherwise unusable, the customer will have to buy a new card. There are no refunds for the cost of a copy card or the value that was on a card.


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.


Two networked printers are located near the Information Services Desk. The printers are not configured to make double-sided copies. A microform reader/printer is available behind the Reference desk.


The scanner is located near the Information Services desk. 


Wireless internet access is available.

Course Reserve

Course reserve offers online and print availability of required course readings. Faculty may place library material or personal items on reserve (i.e. books, journal articles, CD/DVD). The library will ensure compliance with fair use and copyright regulations. To include an item in the reserve collection, complete the reserve form.  A permanent barcode and security strip will be affixed to personal items.

Print materials, available at Information Services , 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, up to a maximum of $115.00; including hours that the library is closed). 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

Distance Education

As with on-campus students, distance education students have access to the library's print and electronic resource collections, interlibrary loan service, course reserve, research assistance with a professional librarian, research guides developed by librarians, and ARKLink, a statewide reciprocal borrowing agreement among Arkansas libraries. In addition, distance learning students may request that research materials be sent to their place of residence (continental U.S. only). Please view the brochure for complete details.


Distance education services are available to University of Arkansas at Monticello students currently enrolled in at least one online or off-campus course and NOT attending an on-campus class at any of the UAM campuses that meet at least once a week.

Requesting Materials:

As receiving shipped items may take anywhere from three to fourteen days, depending on the mail service and the lending library, distance education students are encouraged to exhaust the library's electronic resources and ARKLink, before requesting materials. The library cannot guarantee a specific date of arrival. Submit material requests via our ILL form.


All applicable circulation policies, interlibrary loan policies, and associated fees, including those imposed by the lending library, will apply. Fees will be charged to the distance education student's university account and payable at the Cashier's office (870-460-1043). A mailing label will be included with applicable items. All return shipping fees are the responsibility of the distance learning student.

Mailing book Book shipping fees
Overdue Fine 10 cents per day; begins first day after due date
Replacement Fee $115.00
Interlibrary Loan varies

Document Delivery:

Distance education students may request a copy of an article from print journals or a book chapter from material available at the Taylor Library. The library will locate, photocopy, scan, and email materials via electronic document delivery, ensuring compliance with U.S. copyright laws. Photocopies will be sent in the portable document format (pdf) and require the free Adobe Reader software to view, print, or save the information for later use.


The library will locate, check out, and mail books from the Taylor Library's circulating collection. Books may be renewed online via the My Library Account. An item cannot be renewed if there are holds on the item or more than seven days remain in the current loan period. Undergraduates may have up to twenty books checked out at any time during the semester. Undergraduates may renew a book only once. Graduate students may check out an unlimited number of items during the semester. Books must be received, at the Taylor Library, prior to the due date. Book shipping fees are the responsibility of the student.


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.

Librarian for School of Forest Resources, School of Nursing, and K-12 Groups

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

Mary Heady, Librarian for School of Arts and Humanities, School of Business and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Karen Collins, Librarian for the School of Nursing, School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Dan Boice, Librarian for the School of Mathematics and the 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.