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Library Policies

Borrowing at Boreham Library

UAFS students, faculty, and staff have priority use of all library materials and resources.

Members of the general public are welcome to use the library.  Books and DVDs may be checked-out with library cards from Fort Smith Public Library or Scott-Sebastian Regional Library.

Faculty and students from other Arkansas colleges and universities may borrow Boreham Library books with a valid ARKLink card.  Please contact the library at your home institution for instructions on how to obtain an ARKLink card.

Visiting Other Libraries in Arkansas

UAFS students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from the Fort Smith Public Library and the Scott Sebastian Regional Library so long as they are currently enrolled/employed and are in good standing.

The ARKLink card allows UAFS faculty and students to borrow materials from other colleges and universities in Arkansas. (Learn more about ARKLink here.) To pick up an ARKLink card, come by the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library.

Please note that due dates and types of materials loaned will be determined by the policies of the respective libraries.

Loan Periods

There is a maximum of 10 items of any type that may be checked out per person at a time. Other limits apply to certain materials.

  • Books: Books may be checked-out for three weeks (21 days). There is a limit of five items in a particular Dewey class number that may be checked out.  An exception to this rule is Juvenile Literature - the limit is 10 items.
  • DVDs: DVDs may be checked-out for seven days, with a limit of three DVDs at a time.
  • Video Games:  Video games may be checked-out for seven days, with a limit of two games at a time.  
  • Interlibrary Loan:  Due dates for Interlibrary loan books are set by the lending library.   


Most items may be renewed once. Items that are overdue, recalled, or on a wait list may not be renewed.


Ways to renew:

  • Come by the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Boreham Library.
  • Call the library at (479) 788-7200.
  • Renew items online by clicking on Library Account in the catalog. Provide your UAFS ID# and submit to view items.
  • E-mail the library at
  • The Interlibrary Loan staff will submit renewal requests automatically on your behalf. Please check your email or ILL account to see if your item has been renewed and for how long.


If an item you want is currently checked out, you may put a hold on it online (use the Request button). Library staff will also gladly put a hold on checked out items for you. Once the item is returned, you will be notified via email and the item will remain on the hold shelf for five days. If you wish to place a hold on a Reserve item, please contact the library.


As a courtesy, date due reminders and overdue notices are sent to your university e-mail address. Be sure to check your UAFS email regularly.