Special Collections Service Updates

Appointment Guidelines

  • For the safety of Special Collections staff and researchers, no more than four researchers will be allowed in the reading room at a time, and due to the inability to maintain social distancing in this area, masks continue to be required in the Special Collections reading room for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at all times.
  • Advance appointments for University of Arkansas faculty, staff, and students are required.
  • Appointments must be scheduled and all materials requested a minimum of three business days in advance. Additional materials cannot be made available while you are onsite for your research appointment.
  • Due to space restrictions, limits apply to the number of materials that can be consulted each day.
  • Contact specoll@uark.edu for more information.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Contact specoll@uark.edu to schedule and confirm your appointment at least three days in advance of your visit.

Advance confirmation for appointments from staff is required.

Appointments are available:

  • Monday, 1-4 pm
  • Tuesday, 1-4 pm
  • Wednesday, 1-4 pm
  • Thursday, 1-4 pm
  • Friday, 1-4 pm

Note that these policies and procedures are subject to change.

Remote Research

While Special Collections is open at this time only to University of Arkansas faculty, staff, and students, all researchers, regardless of institutional affiliation, are welcome to contact Research Services for remote reference assistance. Email specoll@uark.edu for more information.

Please note that delays may occur as we implement new health and safety guidelines.


Beginning August 17, reproduction services will resume. The patron-accessible scanner in the reading room will not be available, but researchers may bring their own cameras for personal use. Digitization and photocopy services are also available.

Please note that delays may occur as we implement new health and safety guidelines.

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • Phone: 479-575-4104
  • Text/SMS: 479-385-0803
  • Toll-free: 866-818-8115
  • Fax: 479-575-6656