Robson Library


The Robson Library offers the Ozarks community access to an immense collection of books, periodicals, and databases to aid in research and feed human curiosity. The library also offers another resource – our librarians. They are available for one-on-one assistance when you’re just not sure what you’re looking for. The library’s generous endowment makes these resources a reality!

Digital Resources

CatalogLocate physical books, periodicals and recordings

DatabasesChoose from over 100 library subscription databases

ArgusSearch for online periodicals by title or subject

PowerSearchPick multiple databases to search a single topic

DiscoveryUse this tool to start a general search

Envisioning knowledgeSee how you can connect ideas

Checking out materials

To check out library materials,please present your university ID card. University IDs are issued to all Ozarks faculty, staff, and students. Residents of Johnson county may also obtain ID cards at the Student Life Office, which may be used to check out up to 5 books at one time (limits may be waived at the librarians’ discretion).

Loan Period

The loan period for books is two weeks. Items can usually be renewed unless someone else has requested them.
Most periodicals, reserve materials, reference books, and non-print items do not circulate out of the library.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need access to an article or book that is not part of Robson Library’s holdings, you may be able to obtain that item through interlibrary loan, a program which allows students, faculty, and staff to borrow resources from other libraries all over the world.

To request an interlibrary loan, you should contact librarian Doug Denne, either at the library, by email, or at (479) 979-1382.  A loan request may also be submitted by filling out a form at the Circulation Desk.

Robson Library charges a $2 processing fee for each interlibrary loan request. If a lending library does charge to send an item, that charge must be paid when the item is picked up at the Circulation Desk.


ARKLink is a nonprofit organization made up of Arkansas college and university libraries who are cooperating to deliver services and collections to researchers in Arkansas.

If you are an Ozarks student, faculty, or staff member, you can request an ARKLink library card at the Circulation Desk. This card will allow you to check out books (in person) from over 30 other academic libraries in Arkansas.

ARKLink cards expire at the end of each semester. The cards can be replaced at the beginning of the following semester.

Checkout period, renewal rules, etc., are set by the individual lending libraries, but most libraries in the ARKLink consortium have a checkout period of 15 to 30 days. Robson Library will return materials for you by mail to the lending library, but you are responsible for any overdue fines.

Visit ARKLink for a list of participating libraries and program policies.


The library does not charge fines for overdue materials. If a student loses or refuses to return an item when the library asks for its return, then the Business Office will charge the student’s account for the replacement of that item (and a nonrefundable processing fee of $10).


The Library is open for over 85 hours each week to assist students and to provide a quiet place of study and reflection.

Regular Library Hours (subject to holiday closures)
Sunday: 3:00 pm – midnight
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – midnight
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.