About the Library

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster intellectual growth and innovative creation by UA Little Rock scholars.

We do this by:

  • empowering research
  • supporting instruction
  • promoting academic success
  • providing exceptional service
  • ensuring equitable access
  • cultivating learning spaces


Our values are:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Ottenheimer Library strives to create and foster physical and virtual environments in which everyone feels welcomed, valued, and respected. We serve and respect people from all walks of life including those with different abilities, genders, races, religions, and socioeconomic statuses.

Social injustices exist and that the pursuit of social justice is an ongoing process. Therefore, the library seeks sustainable change to:

  • Break the cycle leading to complacency
  • Replace disenfranchisement with empowerment
  • Make the library a more interesting and personally enriching environment for everyone.

Ottenheimer Library will intentionally integrate meaningful processes with culturally diverse considerations in daily activities even when no one is looking and without regard to accolades.