Mullins Library Renewal

Large Group Study Rooms

  • Capacity
    • Rooms 310, 311, 349, and 350 accommodate up to 6 people.
    • Rooms 327, 328, 335, 336, 447, 448, 455, and 456 accommodate up to 5 people.
  • Equipment
    • Each room is equipped with a large display monitor, HDMI connection, dry erase board with markers, and WIFI. There are no computers in the rooms, so patrons must bring their own computer devices to connect to the display monitor.
  • Reservations
    • Individuals may reserve a room for maximum of 4 hours per day.
    • Reservations may be made a maximum of 2 weeks in advance.
    • Only current University of Arkansas students, staff, faculty, and other UARK affiliates with current, valid UARK emails will be able to reserve a space.
    • Individuals cannot have more than one space reserved at one time.
    • Reservations are only valid when the library is open.
    • These rooms are not to serve as regular classroom spaces.
  • Access
    • Rooms are open and unlocked. At the time of your reservation, simply go to your reserved room.
    • If you have a reservation for a large group study room and there is a patron or group already in the room, kindly let them know that you have a reservation for the room and ask them to move to a different space in the library. If they refuse to leave the room, please see the Mullins Library Help Desk for assistance.
    • Please do not leave your belongings unattended as the Libraries are not responsible for unattended items.

Small Group Study Rooms

  • Capacity
    • Each room’s maximum occupancy is 4 people.
    • Rooms 441A, 441B, 441C, 441D, 441E, 460A, 460B, 460C, 460D, 460E are located on the west side of Level 4.
    • Rooms 307 & 308 are located on the east side of Level 3 across from the spiral staircase.
  • Equipment
    • All small group study rooms have access to WIFI and have dry erase boards.
    • Rooms 441A and 460E have a display monitor and HDMI connection. Please bring your own computer to connect to the display monitor.
  • Reservations
    • Individuals may reserve a room for maximum of 4 hours per day.
    • Reservations may be made a maximum of 2 weeks in advance.
    • Only current University of Arkansas students, staff, faculty, and other UARK affiliates with current, valid UARK emails will be able to reserve a space.
    • Individuals cannot have more than one space reserved at one time.
    • Reservations are only valid when the library is open.
    • These rooms are not to serve as regular classroom spaces.
  • Access
    • Rooms are open and unlocked. At the time of your reservation, simply go to your reserved room.
    • If you have a reservation for a study room and there is a patron or group already in the room, kindly let them know that you have a reservation for the room and ask them to move to a different space in the library. If they refuse to leave the room, please see the Mullins Library Help Desk for assistance.
    • Please do not leave your belongings unattended as the Libraries are not responsible for unattended items.

Instant Theater/Flex-Space Room

  • Capacity
    • Room 452 accommodates up to 32 people
  • Equipment
    • The room is equipped with a large computer display, HDMI connection, dry erase board with markers, and WIFI. There are no computers in the rooms, so patrons must bring their own computer devices to connect to the display monitor.
  • Reservations
    • University or University-affiliated groups (i.e. Registered Student Organizations, university departments, etc.) may reserve the Libraries’ Flex-Space Lecture Rooms for official University purposes only. 
    • These rooms are not to serve as regular classroom spaces.
    • Rooms are not available for private use (i.e. group study sessions) by members of the University community, nor are they available for use by non-University groups.
    • Reservation requests must be made 48 hours in advance of reservation date and time.
      • Please allow a minimum of 24 hours for a response to your request. Requests submitted after Noon (12 p.m.) on Friday will be responded to the next operating business day.
      • Reservations are done through the Library’s room scheduling system and will be mediated by User Services.

Graduate and Faculty Studies

  • Capacity: flexible seating for up to 28.
  • Room 333 on the west (Union) side of Level 3.
  • Access by ID card.

Faculty Carrels

  • Capacity: 1
  • Read more about faculty carrels through the link below or request a carrel.

Food and Drink in Library Spaces

  • Food and drink are allowed in accordance with the Libraries’ Food and Drink Policy (see link below). Patrons are expected to clean up after themselves by throwing away all trash in appropriate trash and recycling receptacles.
  • Please report major spills to library staff immediately so we can arrange for the appropriate clean-up.

 

If you have a library space question or need assistance, please email libspace@uark.edu.

 

Level 3 in Mullins Library is designated for quiet study. 

Level 4 in Mullins Library is designated for collaboration and group work. 

Study rooms on both levels 3 and 4 are designed for collaboration and group work though we do ask that groups be considerate of the quiet policy on level 3. 

Noise complaint? Text us at 479-385-0803 or call the Mullins Help desk at 479-575-4104. 

About Faculty Carrels

The University Libraries offer twenty faculty carrels available for use on the 3rd floor of Mullins Library. These carrels are designed to facilitate and provide a quiet atmosphere for research and study. Carrels are not to serve as faculty offices, and the holding of office hours or meetings in carrels is strictly prohibited. Due to their limited numbers, carrels are only available to University of Arkansas faculty, including retired/emeritus faculty, with preference given to currently employed faculty. 

All faculty carrels are furnished with a desk, chair, bookcase, and wireless internet access. Any University of Arkansas faculty member may apply for a carrel using our online application form. The application opens each August on the first day of classes of the new academic year and closes April 30th. All carrel loan periods end August 1st no matter the start of the loan period. (Example loan: Aug. 22, 2022 - Aug. 1, 2023). Faculty carrels cannot be renewed and faculty must apply for a new carrel each year. A waiting list will be maintained if no faculty carrels are available at the time of application.

*Please note that due to Mullins Library's upcoming second phase renovation, only 10 of our 20 faculty carrels will be available for assignment beginning Fall 2022. This renovation is anticipated to conclude Summer 2024.*

Procedures

  • Faculty must submit a Faculty Carrel Room Application Form (see link below). Carrels will be assigned on a first come/first-served basis.
  • The Director of User Services maintains the database of applicants and makes assignments as carrels become available.
  • Faculty assigned carrels will be notified via email; assignees must pick up their key in person at the Mullins Library Help Desk.
  • Faculty must remove all belongings and return the key to the Help Desk by the due date. Any faculty who does not return their key by their designated due date may be subjected to a fine and/or have their library privileges blocked until it is returned.

Guidelines For Use

  • Faculty carrels are available for use during all hours Mullins Library is open.
  • For security, carrel room keys may not be duplicated. There is a $100.00 charge for non-returned/lost keys.
  • Library furniture from other locations may not be moved into faculty carrels.
  • Library materials kept in carrels must be checked out to the faculty member. Library staff regularly monitor carrels and will remove any library materials not properly checked out. Library materials located in carrels are treated the same as materials taken to the faculty member’s home or office; that is, they are subject to overdue notices, renewal limits, and other library policies.
  • Assignees are allowed food and drink in accordance with the Libraries’ Food and Drink policy. Each assignee is responsible for keeping their carrel clean; housekeeping staff do not enter carrels to remove trash or to clean surfaces or carpet.  Please notify library staff of significant spills on the carpet, so that they can be cleaned appropriately. 
  • Appliances that pose fire hazards – heaters, coffee pots, etc. – are strictly prohibited.
  • Carrels are not soundproof. Please be considerate of other library patrons.
  • Lights should be turned off and doors securely locked when leaving the carrel.
  • Assignees should not leave valuables or personal belongings that may be stolen or damaged; the security of the carrels cannot be guaranteed.
  • Repeat violations of guidelines may result in revocation of a carrel.

Yes!  Levels 3 and 4 are open for study and collaboration.

Read more about reservable and open study spaces on our rooms page linked below.

Below is a list of call numbers and locations in Mullins Library. 
Materials are on the move this summer so check this FAQ for updates.
 

Call Number Subject Area Level
Children's Collection   4
Course Reserves   4
Current Periodicals   4 (temporary - will move to level 3 northwest)
Fine Arts Collection   4
Help Desk   4
Multimedia Collection   4
Reference Collection   4
Government Reference Collection   4
Special Collections Reading Room   3
AB - AZ General Works 3
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion 3
C - D World History 3
E - F History of North & South America 3
G - GT Geography, Anthropology 3
GV Recreation, Sports, Games 3
H - HA Social Sciences, Statistics 3
HB - HC Economics 3
HD Agricultural & Industrial Economics 3
HE - HF Transportation, Communication, Commerce 3
HG - HJ Finance 3
HM - HX Sociology 3
J - K Political Science, Law 3
L Education 3
M1 - MT999 Music, Musical Scores 4
N Fine Arts, Architecture 3
P Linguistics 3
PA - PM Classical & Modern Languages 3
PN Literary History, Collections, Film, Theater 3
PQ Romance Literature 3
PR English Literature 3
PS 1 - PS 3562 American Literature 3
PS 3562 - PS 9999 American Literature 4
PT Germanic Literature 4
PZ Children's Literature 4
Q General Science 4
QA Mathematics, Computer Science 4
QB - QC Astronomy, Physics 4
QD Chemistry 4
QE - QH Geology, Natural History 4
QK - QL Botany, Zoology 4
QM - QR Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology 4
R Medicine 4
S Agriculture 4
T Technology, Engineering 4
U - V Military & Naval Sciences 4
Z Bibliography, Library Science Library Annex

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The renovated third and fourth floors of Mullins Library opened August 23, 2021. Books are shelved on these floors as well as our group study rooms.

All functions previously housed on the main lobby level (Level 2) and Level 1 are relocated temporarily to levels 3 and 4 and other campus buildings during the renovation, including the Help Desk, Course Reserves, and MultiMedia Services on level 4 and Special Collections Reading Room on level 3. Please refer to the page linked below, Call Numbers and Locations in Mullins Library, for a full list of collections and services and their locations, or choose a service or collection from the Libraries' homepage for updates and contact information.

Phase I of the renewal of Mullins Library completely renovated Levels 3 and 4, which reopened on August 23, 2021.

Levels 2 and 1 of Mullins Library are closed and construction began in spring 2023. Construction is expected to conclude in July 2024, with the renovated library opening prior to the Fall 2024 semester.

Update: Due to Mullins Library Renovation Phase 2, both faculty and graduate students will share room 333 during academic year 2022-2023.

 

Graduate students have access to Room 333 in Mullins Library. It is kept locked, and graduate students will have swipe their university ID outside of the door for access to the room.

This room is intended for quiet study. Please do not make plans to meet with your students or have study sessions in this room.

For reservable group study rooms, please refer to the link below.

 

Miller Boskus Lack and Perry Dean Rogers | Partners were the architects for the Mullins Renewal Phase 1. Con-Real was the contractor. 

Update: Due to Mullins Library Renovation Phase 2, the number of faculty carrels available is limited in academic year 2022-2023. 

 

The University Libraries offers faculty carrels available for use on the 3rd floor of Mullins Library. These carrels are designed to provide a quiet atmosphere for research and study. Apply annually for use of a faculty carrel. 

Read more about requesting a carrel and carrel policies on our Policies Page (linked below).

Absolutely. The Libraries will continue to purchase physical materials during and after the renovation of Mullins Library. See the below link for a list of recent acquisitions

Using one of Mullins Library lockers is easy! Just follow the steps below.

*If you have trouble getting the door to lock, please see the Mullins Help Desk for assistance.

  1. Locate a locker that is unlocked and available for use.

  2. Place your belongings inside the locker and shut the door.

  3. On the keypad, enter a 4-to-8-digit personalized code of your choosing followed by the lock button. (Example: enter 12345 and then hit the lock button.)

  4. After inputting your user code, check to make sure the door is locked. If it didn’t lock, repeat step 3 until the door locks.

  5. To open the locker, simply re-enter your personalized code followed by the unlock button.

  6. After you are finished using the locker, simply remove all your belongings and leave the door unlocked for the next patron to use.