J.C. Oliver Library

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-6:00PM
Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM

Circulation Desk: 501-420-1254
Main Office: 501-420-1252

Library Staff

Jacqueline McGehee, MHA, MLS
Library Director




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.

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.

A Commitment to: Core Values, Service Driven ~ Integrity, Respect, excellence, creativity and flexibility

The J. C. Oliver Library is the academic hub of the college, supporting academic programs providing books, electronic resources, and other materials to strengthen the curriculum. Several volumes of books, periodicals, and journals are accessible, as well as special collections and legal documents for research and study.

Online Databases — Available on the myABC Portal (JICS)


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.

To sign into EBSCOhost, please sign into the myABC Portal (JICS) and click on the EBSCOhost link.


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 services also 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.

In order to access ProQuest, you will need to sign into the myABC Portal (JICS) and click on the ProQuest link.


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.

To use Ebrary, please sign into the myABC Portal (JICS), then click the Ebrary link.

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.

To view this information, please sign into the myABC Portal (JICS), then click the Arkansas State Library link.