ILL Policies & Loan Periods

Loan Periods

  • General circulating materials from the Non-Fiction and Library Science collections: 4 weeks, with renewals for 2 weeks. Renewal requests must be made before the item’s due date.
  • Federal Documents: 2 to 4 weeks. Prior approval required from the Library Coordinator of Federal Documents for out of state requests. Copies are provided for microfiche materials.
  • Arkansas Documents and Arkansas Collection materials for 2 to 4 weeks, but only if circulating copies of a title are available. Depository copies from these collections do not circulate.
  • Audio and Video tapes: 2 to 4 weeks

Periodicals & Non-Circulation Materials

Although newspapers are non-circulating, copies of specific articles up to 50 pages in length may be requested. Newspapers are retained for three months, with the exception of the Arkansas Gazette, which is maintained on microfilm from 1871 through 1991. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is retained from 1991 to present.

Copies of United States patents are provided if the patent number is known. For information regarding Patents and Trademarks, contact the Reference staff at 501-682-2053 during business hours or by using the Ask A Librarian online form.

Copyright Notice

United States Code Title 17 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 specific 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 for, or 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 violation of copyright law.