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About the Library

Rear View of the Dean B Ellis Library at night

The Dean B. Ellis Library strives to meet the informational and research needs of the university by offering a variety of services.  Library personnel acquire and organize the library's physical and online collections in addition to providing desk services for research assistance and checking out materials.  The library also offers one-on-one research consultations, library instruction for classes and a one credit hour library skills class. 

Students, staff and faculty have access to thousands of journal articles and books both physically in the library and online. Materials not contained in the library's collection can be requested from another library through interlibrary loan or borrowed from another Arkansas library through the ARKLink program.

Special Collections

Located on the 7th floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library, the Archives and Special Collections holds approximately 1,500 feet and 15,000 volumes of material related to the agricultural and political history of Northeast Arkansas. It also collects material related to the history of the University. Of particular interest are the papers of Congressmen E.C. Gathings and Marion Berry, the Cass S. Hough Aeronautical Collection, and the Lois Lenski Collection. The Archive is open to researchers Monday – Friday.