About the Libraries
The library system of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, comprises the David W. Mullins Library (the main research facility) and four branch libraries: the Robert A. and Vivian Young Law Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Library, and the Physics Library.
The combined holdings of the University Libraries total more than 2 million volumes of books and periodicals and 5.5 million microforms. The Libraries received more than 53,700 serial publications by subscription and gift. Other resources include several thousand maps, numerous pamphlets, manuscripts, sound and video recordings, as well as electronic databases and journals.
Read more about the growth of the Libraries over the years.
The mission of the University of Arkansas Libraries is to provide access to information that will support and foster creativity, study, teaching, and research.
The vision of the University Libraries is to become the vibrant and diverse intellectual center of campus in concert with the University’s emergence as a nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world.
The University Libraries value
- Intellectual freedom
- An individual’s right to privacy
- Service that is efficient, innovative, reliable, and available to all
- Diversity in personnel, programs, and collections