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Q. Can I use the library if I am not affiliated with the University?

How can I apply for community borrower privileges?

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2023     Views: 584


Anyone may visit the campus libraries and use materials on site.

An appointment is recommended to visit Special Collections. Read more about planning your visit to Special Collections.


Researchers and community members who are not currently enrolled students or full-time appointed faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas may apply for community borrower privileges. Depending on user status (for example: alumnus, visiting faculty, continuing graduate student), some charges may apply.

Note that community borrowing privileges do not include remote access to library databases or electronic journals.

To apply for library privileges, please print out and complete our Application for Library Privileges form. Please include any appropriate fees (check or credit/debit card only) and a copy of a photo ID, such as a state-issued driver's license or student ID card, and EITHER submit the form with payment in person to the Main Service  Desk, OR mail it with payment (check ONLY) to:

User Services
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002

Online Access

Most online resources can be accessed on campus by visitors when a computer is available.

Many online library resources may also be accessed via a personal laptop when connected to the campus wireless system.

Remote access to subscription online sources is limited to faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students. You may wish to view our list of freely available databases.