Children's Literature

Children’s Literature Guide

Digital Collections

The UAM Taylor Library Digital Collections provide online access to selected rare and unique library materials which document the history of the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) and the southeast Arkansas region. Search or browse through a growing collection of images and texts.

Government and Arkansas Documents

Government Documents

Maps and Atlases

The maps and atlases are located on the first floor of the library, to the right of the security gates.


The print reference collection, located on the second floor, includes general and specialized encyclopedias, English and foreign language dictionaries, concordances, directories, style manuals, biographical sources, current and retrospective bibliographies, thesauri, almanacs, and indices.

Special Collections and University Archives

Interested in learning more about the history of Arkansas? Keep the William F. Droessler Special Collections Room in mind!

Formally known as the Arkansas Room, the collections area was renamed in June 2004 in honor of Dr. Droessler. Serving UAM for 27 years as Library Director and as Cataloging Librarian, Dr. Droessler was also instrumental in establishing the Special Collections Room. For more information, please contact D.J. Reece 870-460-1851.

About The Collection:

Special Collections houses books and periodicals pertaining to Arkansas. We have a particular focus on Southeast Arkansas and carry journals for the region, including the Drew County Historical Journal. We also have journals and books about the surrounding counties of Ashley, Bradley, Cleveland, Lincoln, Desha, and Chicot.

Special Collections also houses archival materials. The materials focus on the history of the university. They include Arkansas A & M Board Minutes from the 1930s to the 1960s, yearbooks from 1925 to 2009, and university publications such as the UAM Alumni Magazine.

Donations and Transfers:

Special Collections needs your help! The library is actively collecting materials relating to UAM. If you have materials you would like to donate or transfer to special collections, please contact D.J. Reece 870-460-1581. Please review the guidelines for transfer for the appropriate category:  Administration, Departments, Faculty, or Organizations. Donations and transfers are accepted based on the library's collection development policy.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Researchers are always advised to call ahead of time to confirm hours of operation and to discuss their research project. An appointment is encouraged so the staff can assist researchers more effectively.