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ACADEMIC MISSION

The J.C Oliver Library is an integral part of Arkansas Baptist College. We challenge ourselves to improve the quality of life for students, faculty, staff and people within the community. Our priority is creating the ultimate educational experience for students to graduate with an enhanced sense of community awareness, social responsibility, and skills necessary for lifelong learning.

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ACADEMIC VISION

The library’s vision is to provide every student with a foundation for lifelong learning and ensure that students, faculty, and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The library is dedicated to developing student research and information literacy skills, providing quality resources and delivering courteous, timely and accurate information.
Academic Values – A Commitment to: Core Values, Service Driven ~ Integrity, Respect, excellence, creativity and flexibility.

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POLICY STATEMENT

It is the right of every person using J.C Oliver Library to pursue his or her studies in an atmosphere conducive to that purpose. We realize that some communication is necessary in order to discuss common problems, seek information from our peers or study as a small group. We do however recognize that persons using the library refrain from talking loudly, eating and displaying inappropriate behavior that disturb other users. When a person is disruptive, campus security will be called to escort him/her out of the building.

Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-9:00PM
Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday 1:00PM-6:00PM
Sunday 2:00PM-7:00PM

LIBRARY STAFF

  • Circulation Desk: 501-420-1252
  • Main Office: 501-420-1254
  • Dr. Willie Hardin
  • Library Director
  • Willie.hardin@arkansasbaptist.edu
  • 501-420-1252
  • Jacqueline Eldridge
  • Librarian
  • Jacqueline.eldridge@arkansasbaptist.edu
  • 501-420-1252
  • Shenette Curlett
  • Library Technical Assistant
  • Shenette.curlett@arkansasbaptist.edu
  • 501-420-1254
  • Emmanuel Moore
  • Library Technical Assistant
  • Emmanuel.moore@arkansasbaptist.edu
  • 501-420-1254

Online Databases

EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet or direct connection. Offers the ability to select the databases you want to search by database name or by subject area. It offers a variety of full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially-designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, school, medical, corporate, and government libraries.

Proquest

ProQuest connects people to information anywhere they study, work, invent or seek to learn. ProQuest can also be used as if its periodicals were on a library shelf. You can browse a range of issues for one title, or find a specific issue. ProQuest’s My Research service allows you to create a free personal login. This login will allow you to save articles, organize your research, add tags, and modify search alerts and RSS feeds.

Ebrary

Ebrary is a platform that provides desktop access to online books. Online books are electronic versions of printed books and, in most cases, are an exact duplication of the printed book. Online books can be viewed online from any PC connected to the Internet, browsed for quick research and reference, or read online any time of day or night. We have access to 2600 titles in all subject areas. This access is part of a pilot program. We expect to add more titles at some point in the future.

Arkansas State Library

The Arkansas State Library serves as a resource for state government, for public libraries and for all Arkansas citizens. We offer a wide range of services with an overall mission to provide all Arkansans with access to information.

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