Plan Your Visit

Welcome to the Research Room

This video is a guide to help familiarize students with procedures on how to handle research materials at our research room.

Note: the hours in this video have since been changed. See the correct hours below.

The Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art combines the archival holdings of two institutions, UA at Little Rock’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture and the Central Arkansas Library System’s Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.

To help make the researcher’s experience efficient and fulfilling, the two institutions have created a single research portal that provides all of the information you need to plan your visit to the archive, including the ability to submit questions and requests to the staff.

Visit the online catalog at Arkansas Studies Research Portal.

Research Room at Roberts Library

UPDATE 9/4/2020: In-person access to CAHC materials in the Roberts Library research room is now open on a limited basis Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m. The 9:00-11:00 a.m. time slot is set aside exclusively for high-risk populations. While we are allowing a very limited number of walk-up visitors to use computers or open-stacks books, patrons using archives must make an appointment at least two full business days in advance so that requested material can be ready for review in the Roberts Research Room. Before making an appointment, please read the detailed changes to our research room policies.

Researchers may use the main entrance at 401 President Clinton Ave. and proceed to the second-floor research area. Parking is generally available in the Main Library parking lot; bring your parking stub to the research desk for a 2-hour credit.