Library Privileges & Bookstore Policies

The UA Little Rock Ottenheimer Library contains more than a half million print books and provides online access to over 50,000 electronic journals, 18,000 electronic books and 200 scholarly databases. UA Little Rock students are encouraged to use the library to the fullest extent.

Current UA Little Rock students are eligible for library privileges during the periods when they are affiliated with the university. Privileges include circulation of library materials, on-campus and remote access to library databases, and document delivery services, e.g., Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery. Students must present a current UA Little Rock ID Card for check-out of materials. UA Little Rock students not enrolled for summer classes but pre-registered for fall semester are eligible for full library privileges during the summer. UA Little Rock students not enrolled in courses but working on their dissertation/thesis, finishing an incomplete course, or doing research with a UA Little Rock faculty member may be granted continuation of library privileges with the approval of a current UA Little Rock faculty member.

Library users are responsible for returning library materials at the conclusion of the loan periods as specified by Ottenheimer Library. Users are not charged overdue fees for the late return of Ottenheimer Library materials, but are charged a daily overdue fee for the late return of materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan. Library users are responsible for all charges related to the loss or damage of any and all library materials. Charges include the material costs and a processing fee. Students’ financial records will be flagged for any unpaid, outstanding charges.

Protection of the collection is achieved through electronic book theft detection equipment and a closed circuit TV (CCTV) system. In the event of detection system alarm, library personnel are required to search books, briefcases, and other closed containers for improperly charged items. This security check is necessary to safeguard materials purchased with state and private funds, the theft of which is punishable by law under Title 13, Arkansas law.

In compliance with Arkansas law, personal details of library patrons associated with library accounts are confidential and subject to disclosure only as allowed by Arkansas law.

Bookstore Policies

If you drop or change a course, or do not need a book you have purchased, course books may be returned under the following conditions:

  1. A full refund will be given in your original form of payment if textbooks are returned during the first week of classes with the original receipt.
  2. With proof of schedule change and the original receipts, a full refund will be given in your original form of payment during the first 30 days of classes for fall and spring.
  3. No refunds on unwrapped loose-leaf books or shrink-wrapped titles which do not have the wrapping intact.
  4. No refunds on Digital Content once accessed.
  5. Textbooks must be in original condition.
  6. No refunds or exchanges without original receipts.

The bookstore will post the dates on which it will buy back books from students.