David W. Mullins Library

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Mullins Library East Facade
Mullins Library East Facade

Located at the heart of campus, David W. Mullins Library is the main research library of the University of Arkansas. The University Libraries also include the Robert A. and Vivian Young Law Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Library, and the Physics Library.

Named for University President David Wiley Mullins, Mullins Library was built in 1968 to replace Vol Walker Hall as the main University Library. Mullins Library was renovated and expanded in 1997. [1]

The University Libraries’ combined holdings total more than 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. 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 the online Digital Collections. [2]

Services offered by the University Libraries include Interlibrary Loan and document delivery, course reserves, research guides, an online institutional repository, ScholarWorks@UARK, and faculty-student collaborative spaces. Subject librarians are available for classroom presentations on library resources and research techniques as well as for individual research consultations.[3]

See also[edit]

Campus of the University of Arkansas