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Q. How do I use the Dibs! Reserve a Room System?

How do I reserve a study room in the library?

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2017     Views: 2200

About the Dibs! Reserve a Room System

Dibs! Reserve a Room is the system used by University of Arkansas students, staff, and faculty to reserve a selection of rooms within Mullins Library.

The rooms which can be booked include:

  • group study rooms (386,387,391,392)
  • individual study carrels (410, 411, 413, 414, 306)
  • student-faculty collaboration rooms (303A, 303B, 303C).

Rooms may be reserved for 1-3 hours and a University of Arkansas ID is required at the time of checkout. Patrons who fail to show up within 10 minutes of the reservation start time will forfeit their reservation, and the room will be made available for others to reserve.  Individual rooms 410, 411, 413, and 414 are for silent study only; please reserve room 306 for individual use which requires audio without headphones. 

If you have any questions, please call User Services at (479) 575-4104 or email us at

To Reserve a Room

  1. Navigate to
  2. You will be redirected through the UARK Central Login page.
  3. Input your UARK username and password.
  4. The first time you use the system, you will receive email to confirm your email address that looks like this:

    In order to receive email confirmations and reminders from our calendar, room reservation, or reading engagement software, we first need you to confirm the acceptance of this email service.

    To confirm your email address, please click here. Please note this link will expire in 24 hours.


    Your Library Staff

    Please use the link within the email to confirm your address. This will only happen the first time you use the Dibs! Reserve a Room system.
  5. Once signed in, you have three selections to make from the dropdown menus as seen below:

    Dibs menu
    • The first selection is for room size.
      • For individual carrels, select “1-1 People”
      • For group study rooms, select “2-6 People”
      • For student –faculty collaboration rooms, select “2-8 People” or “5-20 People”
    • The next selection is for length of reservation
      • Select 1, 2, or 3 hour reservation
    • The third selection is for date and general time of day
      • For a reservation today, select “Now”
      • For a future day, select “Any Time,” “Morning,” “Afternoon,” or “Evening” and a fourth dropdown menu will appear for you to select the date.
        Reservations can be made up to one week in advance.
  6. Click “Search” and you will be presented with the times available using your selected search criteria and how many rooms of your selected type are available at each time slot:
    Dibs available times
  7. Select the available time you would like to reserve.
  8. Next, select the room you would like to reserve:
    Dibs available rooms
  9. On the Registration Information page, your name and email will automatically populate based on your UARK login information.
    You also have the option to provide your phone number for automatic text messages. We highly recommend providing your phone number as you will receive a confirmation message, a reminder before your reservation begins, and a reminder roughly ten minutes before your reservation is about to end. Your number will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
    Dibs registration page
  10. Click “Call Dibs!” to confirm and complete your reservation.
  11. The confirmation screen will show the details of your reservation including date, time, and room number. You will also receive a confirmation by email, or if you have provided a phone number, a confirmation by text.
    Dibs confirmation page

Dibs! Room Reservation Policies

  • Students and student groups are limited to one reservation per room type per day.
  • Instructors needing multiple reservations in a day or to make a reservation more than one week in advance, or for patrons with any questions about Dibs! Reserve a Room, please call User Services at (479) 575-4104 or email us at
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • Phone: 479-575-4104
  • Toll-free: 866-818-8115
  • Fax: 479-575-6656