After-Hours Access to the UAMS Library

Faculty, House Staff, & Residents

UAMS clinical faculty, house staff and residents who are “on-duty” in the hospital may gain access to the UAMS Library after-hours to used printed information resources related to patient care emergencies. Examples of eligible persons include Emergency Room and Poison Control Center faculty. This access is intended to support clinical care only, and is not available for non-clinical research or study by students and non-clinical employees.

In order to provide a secure environment for the faculty and for the library collections, equipment and facility, the following procedures should be followed for after-hours access:

1. Call Security to unlock the door.

2. Present valid UAMS ID to UAMS Police and explain the emergency nature of the need to enter the Library.

3. Sign in on the log sheet at the circulation desk, noting time of entrance. UAMS Police will either stay while materials are retrieved and lock the door at exit or return within 15 minutes to escort the individual out of the library and secure the door.

4. Retrieve needed materials. Photocopy articles or check out books following the instructions at the Circulation Desk

Journals may not be checked out. Photocopiers are available on the first floor of the Library for copying journal articles or pages from books. There is an on-off switch on the right side of each machine and it takes approximately two minutes for the machine to warm up. Copies cost 10 cents each, and the machines will take coins, dollar bills or VendaCards.

If books need to be checked out, cards are available at the circulation desk to record which books are being taken. No more than ten books per person can be checked out at a time and must be returned within two weeks. A late fee of $1 per day per item will be assessed after the due date.

5. Note time on the log sheet at the circulation desk when leaving the Library with UAMS Police.

24 x 7 Access for Students & Residents

Closing Times

After Hours/Badge Swipe Activated

Sunday – Thursday nights

10:00 p.m.

10:05 p.m. – 7:30a.m

Friday night

6:00 p.m.

6:05 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. Saturday

Saturday night

6:00 p.m.

6:05 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Students and Residents The 1st floor After Hours area of the Library is now available 24/7. To access the space after hours, students and residents need to enter ED II using the card swipe at the North lobby. Use the card swipe to enter the back entrance into the Active Learning Center. Students and residents wishing to remain in the after-hours area at the time the Library closes for the day must present a valid UAMS ID and sign in with the Circulation Staff.
Safe and Secure
Everyone must:
• swipe their ID badges as they enter the area and shut the door behind themselves immediately
• take their badges with them to the restroom (or any time that they leave the area) as they will need to swipe them to get back in (there are restrooms in the EDII Lobby on the 1st floor)
• watch out for their own property

For safety reasons, no one should:
• open the door from the inside to let someone in
• hold the door open for anyone (we need to count every person coming in)
• prop the door open (the Police Dept. is notified and will respond if the door is open for more
than 30 seconds)
If you do not follow these rules, you will jeopardize the safety of everyone in the area.