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John Brown Watson Memorial Library System

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The John Brown Watson Memorial Library System includes the main library and five satellites. The library system is the heart of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) because it serves the curricular and research needs of students, faculty, and staff across the curriculum.

Exemplary resources, innovative spaces for collaboration on multi-media projects, and a dedicated staff are available to create an optimum environment and support academic excellence.

The library system hosts research databases through its online discovery system, Lion Search. You may access the online discovery system using the Lion Search link.

Services and resources in the library:

Databases, Research Companion, Information Literacy Workshops, Niche Academy Tutorials, Lib-Guides, Grammarly Premium, Course Reserves, Testing Booklets, Study Hall, etc. Library patrons must have a current UAPB ID, username, and password to use resources.

Innovative equipment in the library:

3-D Printers, Glowforge Pro Die Cutter, Laptops, Digital Cameras, LCD projectors, Collaborative TV systems, Self-checkout, Group computer tables, and so much more. Library patrons must have a current UAPB ID, username, and password to use equipment.


Kennedy Drive (Midway) Fall 2022 Library Newsletter 


Fall and Spring Semesters Hours:

Monday  - Thursday:   7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Fridays:      7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sundays:    3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Summer Session Hours:

Monday - Thursday:   7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday:       7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    
Saturday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday:   2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

During university school breaks the library is closed on weekends and open Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



 Five Satellite Libraries/Centers:


Library Administration Office


Addiction Studies

Rosemarie Word Instructional Resource Center

(870) 575-8411
(870) 575-8896/8417
(870) 575-7208 (870) 575-8922
 Library Archives/Special Collections Library Technical Services

  James R. Bell Learning Resources Center (BLRC)

AFREL Satellite Library

(870) 575-8416/8942
(870) 575-8409/8932
  (870) 575-8903/8327  (870) 575-8112


Interlibrary Loan

North Little Rock (NLR) Satellite Library

(870) 575-8870/8803 (870) 575-8423
(501) 374-3985

Library resources are paid for in total or part by funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Institutional Services Program, Title III Part B Strengthening Historically Black Colleges & Universities Program, Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, and/or Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act.