About the Physics Library



Stephanie Pierce

  • Director of User Services and Director of the Physics Library
  • sjpierc@uark.edu
  • 479-575-4483

Justin Dubois

Mission Statement

The mission of the Physics Library is to provide access to information that will support and foster creativity, study, teaching, and research, particularly in the area of physics and its related fields.


The Physics Library, a full service branch of the University Libraries, strives to coordinate access to, and make available, information in physics and related disciplines in a variety of formats to support the informational and reading needs of students, staff, and faculty. Services include providing access to online research databases, OneSearch, course reservesreference and research consultations, user instruction, document  delivery, as well as access to print material including discipline related monographs and journals.


The Physics Library follows Mullins' circulation policies.

Photocopying, Computing, Printing, and Scanning

The Physics Library has one photocopier available for use by library patrons. Copies may be made with a University ID card using Razorbuck$ at 12 cents each. Guest Razorbuck$ copy cards may be purchased and Razorbuck$ may be added at the campus ID Card Office (in the Student Union) or in the Law Library. Value to cards can also be added online on the Campus Card page. The copier can also be used as a scanner, which will email the scanned documents as a PDF.

The Physics Library has 13 computer workstations as well as wireless internet access. Computer users need to log-in with their UARK account information and printing jobs are released through the PrintSmart printing station. More PrintSmart information, including printing prices, can be found here.

Also available for patron use are a KIC™ scanner from which you can save your scans to a USB drive or send as an email attachment and a flatbed scanner from which documents can be scanned, saved, emailed, or printed as needed.


In 1929 the Physics Library began as a small collection of books and journals purchased by the department and was located in two bookshelves in Dr. Paul Shara’s office in the basement of Old Main. The physics material was transferred to its present building in 1960. In 1992, with the renovation of the Physics Building, the Physic Library collections were moved across the hall to the present location.


The Physics Library is located in the Physics Building (825 Dickson Street), Room 221.