Faculty Handbook: Academic Responsibilities of Faculty
2.22  University Libraries

Welcome to the University Libraries! Please consider the Libraries a partner in your research and teaching endeavors, and visit us at Mullins Library or any of our branch libraries: Chemistry/ Biochemistry, Fine Arts, Law, and Physics.

The Libraries’ combined holdings total 2.4 million volumes of books and periodicals, 5.5 million microforms, and 92,600 journal titles. Other resources include 144,000 maps, 21,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 43,000 audio and video recordings, and thousands of music scores.

Our main website contains links to collections, such as Performing Arts and Media or GIS and Maps, along with resources and instructions to help you access what you need from wherever you have Internet access. Our library catalog provides information for traditional materials within the Libraries’ collections, and QuickSearch provides single search access to all entries in the catalog, as well as full text search of most of the e-books and e-journals to which we subscribe, other specialty databases such as Index Arkansas, and open access materials.

Looking for content for your Blackboard class, such as streaming media? Many of our library materials and research guides can be directly incorporated into Blackboard.

The Libraries’ Special Collections acquires and preserves access to historical manuscripts, University Archives, Arkansas Collection, rare books, historical maps, and the Arkansas Architectural Archives. Select items from these collections are digitized for our Digital Collections.

We urge you to visit the Office of Scholarly Communications to find out how we can help you publish your research and creative works. Explore our growing Institutional Repository, ScholarWorks@UARK, and become an active contributor.

The Libraries provides a host of additional services including collection acquisition, Interlibrary Loan, document delivery, course reserves, course research guides, and faculty-student collaborative spaces, which can be booked through Dibs! Reserve a Room. Library personnel are available for classroom presentations on library resources and research techniques as well as for individual research consultations.

The Libraries maintain memberships in the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and Council on Library Information Resources (CLIR), among others.

For information concerning our collections and services, please call (479) 575-4101.