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Q. I'm a community borrower. How can I log into OneSearch?

How do I access my library account if I am not affiliated with the U of A?

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2022     Views: 258

About Community Borrowers

Community borrowers have library privileges but do not have a uark.edu email account because they are not currently affiliated with the University of Arkansas.  Community borrowers might include:

  • alumni
  • high school students
  • faculty spouses
  • community members

Obtain a temporary password

Community borrowers can still sign into OneSearch to view and renew their checkouts, to place hold requests, and to save favorites and searches.  To do so, you will need to contact circserv@uark.edu or call our Mullins Help Desk at 479-575-4104 and request that a temporary password be added to your account. You will need to change that password after first login. 

Log into Your Library Account

Once you have a temporary password, click the Sign in link in the upper right corner of the OneSearch screen. 

Sign in link in OneSearch

Choose the option to login with your personal email and password.  This should be the email address we have on file for you in the library system. 

Community Borrower login opiton

Login screen for community borrowers

Once you are logged in, your name will appear in the upper right of the OneSearch page.

Logged in user

Changing your Temporary Password

Once logged into your library account, you can change the temporary password issued to you by the library.  To do so, go your your name and then choose My Library Account

My Library Account link

Once in your account, choose Personal Details

Personal details tab on My Library Account

Choose the button to Update Login Credentials.

Update login credentials

Update your password and click Save. 

Password requirements: Must be 8 characters long and must not include your email address or other common passwords.