Faculty Handbook: Academic Responsibilities of Faculty
2.23  University Libraries

The library system of the University of Arkansas includes the David W. Mullins Library, the main research library and four branch libraries, including Chemistry/ Biochemistry, Fine Arts, Law, and Physics.

The University Libraries offer more than 3.7 million volumes, more than 232,000 journals and e-journals, and 2,000 manuscript collections.

The main website contains links to collections, such as Performing Arts and Media or GIS and Maps, along with resources and instructions to help faculty and students access what they need from wherever they have Internet access. The 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.

Faculty are encouraged to visit the Office of Scholarly Communications , explore their growing Institutional Repository, ScholarWorks@UARK, and become an active contributor. If faculty are looking for content for their Blackboard class, such as streaming media, library materials and research guides that can be directly incorporated into Blackboard.

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.