University Libraries

The library system of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, includes the David W. Mullins Library, the main research facility on campus, and four branch libraries:

The spacious Helen Robson Walton Reading Room is Mullins Library’s most popular quiet study area, but group study space and graduate student study space is also available. More than 200 databases and thousands of electronic journals are accessible from anywhere with a University ID. Librarians onsite assist in locating and using library resources, or students may send questions by email, phone, or 24/7 chat. 

Subject librarians are also available for one-on-one research consultations tailored to individual research questions, whether onsite, over the phone, or even remotely by video software. Librarians conduct orientation sessions on research methods and software throughout the semester and the Quality Writing Center has a satellite location inside Mullins Library.

With 2.1 million volumes and more than 56,000 journal titles, students will find research material for every subject. Other resources in the collections include several thousand maps, manuscripts, and more than 33,000 audio and visual materials, including music scores, recordings, and movies, available through the Performing Arts and Media Department on the lower-level of Mullins Library.

A full-service computer commons (GACL) is located on the lobby level of Mullins, complete with printing stations and state-of-the-art scanners. Laptops and iPads are available to check-out to take advantage of wireless access anywhere in the library. Visit the University Libraries website to learn more about services and collections, or access My Library to check accounts, renew books, request holds, or save catalog searches.

Items not owned by the University Libraries may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan. Requested items in electronic format will be sent directly to desktops, usually within 24 hours; physical items are held for pickup at the main service desk on the Lobby Level. The University Libraries have had official status as a United States government depository since 1907, and the Government Documents Department has been a depository for Arkansas state publications since 1993. The University Libraries’ map collection and GIS (geographic information systems) program, including a public GIS workstation equipped with ArcGIS Desktop Suite, are also available.

In Special Collections, students can read rare books from around the world; consult the largest book collection related to Arkansas; handle historic letters, diaries, magazines, and old photographs in the archives; and watch old black and white films made in or about the state. A number of digital collections and exhibits are available through the Special Collections website. Special Collections also holds the University Archives, the Arkansas Collection, and the Arkansas Architectural Archives.

To stay up-to-date on the Libraries’ programs, resources, and events, follow @UARKLibraries on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. For information concerning collections and services, please inquire at 479-575-4104 or For any other questions, please contact the Dean’s Office at 479-575-6702.