Fred J. Taylor Library and Technology Center

Welcome to the Library

Library Hours


7:00 am-5:30 pm



Visit Us:

A librarian can help jump-start your research.  Visit the library to get help with finding information, choosing books, evaluating sources, and selecting appropriate article research databases. 

Phone Us: 

Speak with a librarian at 870-460-1880. 

Email Us:

Please send an email to for all reference questions.  The librarian will respond to your request within 24 hours, Monday – Friday.

Research Consultation: 

For in-depth instruction to individuals and groups, schedule an appointment with one of the research specialists listed below:

Elizabeth Parish, Librarian for School of Computer Information Systems and School of Education

Dan Boice, Librarian for School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and School of Nursing

Dr. Renée Clark, Librarian for the School of Arts & Humanities and School of Business

A. Blake Denton, Librarian for School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources

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 Dan Boice 870-460-1480.

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 Dan Boice 870-460-1480. 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.

All currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff have remote access to library research databases, indexes and online journals.  When prompted, login by entering your last name, first name, and UAM ID number.  Your UAM ID number is a nine digit number assigned by the university plus the card number on the front (under your picture) of your UAM ID.  For additional assistance contact the library at 870-460-1080 or Ask A Librarian.

Login example

How do I renew my books online?

  1. Go to my account:

  2. Type your last name, first name.

  3. Type your 10-digit UAM ID number (ID# plus the number under the picture on the front of your id).  Example:  1234567891

  4. Click Submit.

  5. Click Items Currently Checked Out.

  6. Renew individual titles by checking the box beside the book you want to renew.  Select the Renew Marked Items button.

  7. To renew all titles, select the Renew All button.  The system will renew all items that can be renewed and display the new due date in the status column.

  8. Click Log Out.

Customers cannot renew a book if the book has reached the maximum number of renewals, if there are holds on the book, or if it is too soon to renew the book (more than 7 days remain in the current loan period.

Does the library have textbooks that are used in UAM courses?

While the library may occasionally have a textbook that is being used in a UAM course, as a general rule we do not order textbooks for the circulating collection. We do, however, have some textbooks on course reserve located at the Information Services desk.

Course Reserve

Print materials, available at the Information Services Desk, may be checked out for two hours, (in library use only), one day, or five days. Applicable overdue fines will be assessed (20 cents the first hour overdue; 10 cents each additional hour; including hours that the library is closed). If the item is not returned by the end of the semester, $115 will be billed to the borrower’s account. If the item is not returned within 30 days after the item is billed, no credit is given. Items available for overnight check out periods may be checked out one hour before the library closes and must be returned one hour after the library opens the next day.

Online reserve materials are available via the library's online catalog and may be accessed at any time. Most items are in the portable document format (PDF) and require the free  Adobe Reader software to view and print the information. For additional information, contact Annette Vincent at or 870-460-1381.

Free Databases Available while in other states:

Texas: TexShare Databases available through public libraries.

Louisiana: Louisiana Library Connection available through public libraries.

Mississippi: MAGNOLIA databases available through public libraries.

Tennessee: Tennessee Electronic Library is available through public libraries and their online portal.

Missouri: no similar programs

Oklahoma: EBSCOHost available through all public libraries.

Some additional resources may also be available through their public library.

contact information

Mailing Address:

University of Arkansas at Monticello
Taylor Library
514 University Drive
P. O. Box 3599
Monticello, AR  71656

Phone Numbers:

870-460-1080  Customer Service
870-460-1880   Librarian

Email Us:

Please send an email to for all reference questions.  The librarian will respond to your request within 24 hours, Monday – Friday.

Comments and Suggestions:

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on how to make our library even better.  Submit your comments and suggestions at 870-460-1480.

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