Government Documents

Effective April 1, 2020, and continuing until further notice the law library is closed to the public.

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.

Please call the Circulation Desk (501-916-5453) to make arrangements to view these resources.


The law library became a selective federal depository in 1978 under the provisions of Title 44 U.S.C. section 1916.  It is one of seven depository libraries for the 2nd Congressional District of Arkansas.

Borrowing Materials

Students, faculty, and attorneys may borrow government documents and remove them from the library.  Members of the general public may not remove documents from the library.

Accessing Materials

If you are not a Bowen student or faculty member and need to see online versions of government documents, the library has two computer stations for your use.  These computers are connected to a printer, and printing is $0.20 per page.

If the documents you need are printed rather than online, there are two copiers available. Copies are $0.10 per page.

Government documents may also be accessible through interlibrary loan.