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Library Collections

The Arkansas State Library (ASL) is both a federal and state depository library, as well as the state's only U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). ASL collections also include non-fiction, reference, and library science materials.

Additionally, the library holds a wide array of state newspapers and subscriptions to several online databases (due to licensing, some databases are restricted to in-house use only).

Material Available to Check out

Arkansas Collection

Published materials about Arkansas, its history, and its people. Limited circulation.

Arkansas Documents

Information published by or for the Arkansas state government. Limited circulation.

Arkansas Regulations

The rules and regulations of Arkansas state agencies. Limited circulation.

Federal Documents

Local access to publications from all three branches of the Federal government.

General Collection - Non-Fiction

Library Science

Materials reflecting the current body of knowledge of the library and information science fields; circulating collection.

In-House Use

Online Database - 80+ databases for in-house use, due to licensing agreements; Traveler databases have statewide remote access.

Patents & Trademarks

Depository containing backfile collections of patents and trademarks, including the Official Gazette, along with access to current patents and trademarks.


Non-circulating materials which supply current, authoritative information and identify information sources useful for further research.

Arkansas State Library
900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
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