Reference Service

We remain committed to helping our patrons access services and resources; however, keeping you safe remains our top priority.

We are limiting in-person interactions and operations to promote social distancing practices due to the ongoing concerns of COVID-19.

This is a fluid situation and may be subject to sudden changes. Please refer to Library Hours for the most up-to-date information.

Reference services are available Monday-Thursday from 9 am until 8 pm and Friday from 9 am until 5 pm.

Please call the Circulation Desk at 501-916-5453 for assistance or use this form to make a reference request:

Reference Request


The Reference Desk is located in the Law Library reading room on the first floor. Reference librarians are available to answer basic questions and to help you locate materials. Hours vary by semester. While librarians are prohibited from giving legal advice or interpreting legal materials, other types of assistance are available. Reference librarians may:

  • help library users locate Law Library resources and materials
  • instruct in the use of electronic resources such as the online catalog
  • help you figure out legal citations
  • suggest appropriate sources and research strategies
  • refer users to other libraries or institutions when needed

Some questions are best researched in the law library. We may ask you to come to the law library to pursue your research here. The reference desk phone number is 501-916-5496.