Information Services at the Arkansas State Library was established in 1979 to help provide reference services, access to printed and/or electronic materials and to online information along with work-related Interlibrary Loan services to state agencies and the state legislature. We are open to the public. We provide public access computers including access to federal and state government information and access to a circulating collection of over thirty thousand items. The State Library provides free library cards for use by the citizens of Arkansas. Library materials and resources may be checked out by library card holders. We are the only Patent and Trademark Depository Library in Arkansas. We provide patent and trademark training in conjunction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also work the United States Copyright Office and assist with copyright questions. The State Library also works closely with the United States Census Bureau, the United States Small Business Administration, the state's Department of Economic Development and Department of Education, Arkansas Workforce and the Small Business and Technology Development Centers around Arkansas.
The Arkansas State Library, Information Services, serves as the information resource center for state agencies, legislators and legislative staffs, while also serving the state's libraries and the citizens of Arkansas.