Choose the appropriate operating system (Windows or Mac) and run the program.
Be sure to check the option to create an icon for all users.
If asked, the domain of our server is library.uark.edu.
Mac users: may need to allow the installation of this program. To do so:
The above settings seem to help with jarcache issues, according to to the IUG list. (2/8/16)
For Circulation Desk workstations, we have found the Sierra client using Java 6 (JRE 1.6...) works while Java 8 does not.
This is independent of the system Java, it is the version of Java that is bundled with the Sierra install.
There is a version of the Java 6 installer at
To perform a clean install, you may with to first uninstall all old versions of Sierra:
Install Sierra as you usually would with these instructions.
Because of the high screen resolution, Sierra menus can look pretty tiny on a Windows tablet. Here's a configuration tip to make the program easier to read:
The first time you open Sierra after making this change, it can be quite big and float off the screen. Grab a corner and resize the Sierra window until it fits your screen. The next time you reopen Sierra, it should stay resized.
There is no app for Sierra on iOS mobile devices. There is a Sierra Web application that is still in testing and with limited simultaneous users. Please contact us if you would like to know more about connecting to Sierra Web.
For lab or managed workstation installations, Innovative makes these instructions available for remote silent installation:
A very few functions are still only available through the text-based system in Sierra, sometimes still called "InfoLinks"
New with Sierra 3.1: Admin Corner (text-based) is no longer accessible through the web-based Admin App.