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As part of the Arkansas State Library's ongoing mission to serve as the information resource center for state government, the Information Services unit provides reference services, facilitate access to traditional print and digital library resources, and conducts Interlibrary Loan services for state agencies and the Arkansas legislature.

The Arkansas State Library is open to the public, and Arkansas residents over the age of 18 may apply for a library card. Circulating library materials may be checked out by patrons registered with an ASL library card. Building facilities include public access computers, onsite Wi-Fi, and onsite access to a range of digital resources.

The State Library serves as the official State Documents Depository, the Regional Federal Depository Library, and the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) for the state of Arkansas.

As PTRC for Arkansas, Information Services staff provides patent and trademark training in conjunction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Reference staff can assist patrons with training on patent searching, and provide access to a variety of USPTO information resources. Additionally, Reference staff can help patrons locate information and materials related to copyright questions from the Library of Congress' Copyright Office.

As Arkansas' PTRC, our patent librarians work closely with the United States Small Business Administration, various divisions within the Arkansas Department of Commerce, and the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center to promote awareness of intellectual property rights and help facilitate entrepreunership and small business development within Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Library is currently partnered with the United States Census Bureau in order to facilitate an accurate count for the upcoming 2020 Census.

For more information or assistance call (501) 682-2053 or email aslib-ref@arkansas.gov.

Arkansas State Library
900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-2053
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