E-Rate is a program through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that allows schools and libraries to receive discounts on connectivity such as telecommunications and internet access. By funding discounts on connectivity, E-Rate allows schools and libraries to keep pace with constantly evolving technology.
Ballots,Tabluation and Reading Lists for the current ARKANSAS DIAMOND PRIMARY BOOK AWARD and CHARLIE MAY SIMON AWARD are under the headings for each. The links are at the bottom of the entries.
The Arkansas Center for the Book was established in 2000 and is an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Headquartered at the Arkansas State Library, the Arkansas Center for the Book exists to encourage reading, writing, and literacy in Arkansas, and to protect the rich literary history of Arkansas by preserving and promoting books and literature within the state.
The Arkansas State Library is legislatively mandated to serve as the Regional Federal Depository Library for the state of Arkansas. Regional depositories receive all of the publications distributed by the Government Publishing Office and permanently retain at least one tangible copy of each publication.
For assistance in using or accessing ASL's Federal Documents collection, call 501-682-2053 during business hours or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Arkansas State Library accepts Interlibrary Loan requests from public, college, university, and special libraries, as well as requests for work-related materials for full-time permanent Arkansas state employees.
Requests may be made in person, over the phone, or with our online forms.
ILL staff can usually obtain articles or other items that can be scanned fairly quickly; books usually take longer to obtain due to USPS deliveries. If you need an item in a hurry, please let the ILL staff know as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact the Interlibrary Loan staff.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants to States program is the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the U.S. The Arkansas State Library is the officially designated State Library Administrative Agency for Arkansas.
Pursuant to A.C.A. §§ 13-2-212, all Arkansas state agencies, boards and commissions, state-supported colleges and universities, are required to deposit copies of their documents with the Arkansas State Library for inclusion in the State Documents Depository, and for distribution throughout the state via the official The State and Local Government Publications Clearinghouse.
The State Documents Depository at the Arkansas State Library permanently retains all materials in both the Arkansas Documents and Arkansas Rules collections. Digital state documents are freely accessible for viewing and download from the State Library's online repository at Arkansas Documents Digital Collections.
For assistance in using or accessing the Arkansas Documents or Rules collections, call 501-682-2053 during business hours or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
Traveler has purchased or subscribed to eBooks collections from various vendors. These are predominately non-fiction collections. A limited amount of fiction may be found in either public domain classics or ebooks that are classified under Literature.
A collaboration between the Arkansas State Library and other state agencies to provide employment and job search resources to the people of Arkansas.
The purpose of the program is to:
1. Highlight free online job search-related web resources,
2. Provide information about education and job-related programs at state agencies:
- Arkansas Department of Education
- Arkansas Economic Development Commission
- Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center
- Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
3. List online subscriptions and print material resources available at the Arkansas State Library
About the Federal Depository Library Program
Information about the Federal Depository Library Program.
About the State Documents Depository Program
Information about the state documents depository program and its enabling statutes.
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award
The Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award was established by the Arkansas Elementary School Council in 1998 to encourage reading for students...
Annual publication of a poster and bookmark highlights recently published new works about Arkansas or by authors from the Natural State....
Arkansas Teen Book Award
The purpose of this award is to encourage young adults across Arkansas to read. The award recognizes books in two divisions: Level 1,...
Borrow book sets of 12 for library-based book clubs from the Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library.
Charlie May Simon Book Award (Grades 4-6)
The Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award for children's literature has been presented annually since 1971 to an author whose book has been...
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
Libraries receiving E-Rate discounts on Internet Access and Category 2 must be compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)...
Depository Program Benefits for State Agencies
Benefits of complying with the State Documents Depository program at the Arkansas State Library for state agencies.
Depository Shipping Lists
Lists materials distributed to full and selective Arkansas depositories.
Documents Submission Guidelines
Instructions concerning the type and number of documents state agencies must deposit with the State Documents Depository.
EBSCO titles were purchased in 2009/2007 (12 copies of each and 2012 (8 copies of each) There are approximately 150 titles covering Career...
Federal Depository Libraries in Arkansas
Contact information for Federal Depository Libraries in Arkansas.
Federal Documents Access & Policies
ASL policies regarding the Federal Documents collections.
Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks
Tutorials: Basics; Download PDFs to your eReader; Listening to GVRL selections
The Arkansas State Library uses the Grants to States federal funding to support statewide projects. These statewide projects serve libraries...
If All Arkansas Read the Same Book
Created in 2001, If All Arkansas Read the Same Book is an annual, statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading...
Letters About Literature
Letters about Literature is an annual, national reading and writing program for students in grades 4-12.
The ProQuest ebrary Complete incorporates the collections below in the current ebrary collection.
Helpful Resources, E-Rate Timelines & Training Materials
Rules Submission Guidelines
Instructions concerning the submission of agency Rules to the State Documents Depository.
State Agency Liaisons
Agency directors may designate liaisons to serve as a point of contact between state agencies and the State Documents Depository.
State Depository Forms
Forms and quick reference documents for the use of state agencies.
State Depository Libraries in Arkansas
Contact information for Arkansas State Depository Libraries.
Summer Reading Program
Summer Library Programs are held in public libraries across Arkansas in May through August annually - an LSTA Sponsored Program.
Technical Assistance and Classes
Technical assistance and classes offered by the Coordinator of Technology Support
Broadband planning guides
World Book ebooks
25 classics and an additional 25 proprietary World Book titles