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Arkansas History: Home

This guide is intended to help you find both print and online Arkansas history resources.

Welcome to Arkansas History

Little Rock, painting by Adrian Louis Brewer

Amity General Store 1910

Tourists arrive in Hot Springs National Park

Roosevelt speaks at 5th Arkansas State Fair, Oaklawn Park 1910

Dance at the Camp Pike CMTC (Citizens Military Training Camp); August 1921.

Arkansas Governor Sid McMath and President Truman Campaigning in Little Rock


THe NPC Library has a special collection of Arkansas print materials. This collection includes primary and secondary sources.

They cover  the history of the state, politics, towns and counties, geography, famous Arkansans, and books by Arkansas authors.

Library of Congress call numbers by subject area for browsing the Arkansas collection:

  • Arkansas and the Civil War: E470-E625
  • Arkansas Counties: E417
  • Arkansas Politics: E744-E880
  • History: F410-411
  • Literature by Arkansas authors: PS 3545-3566

Find Books and Videos

Search our library catalog for books, eBooks, and DVDs.

You may check your due dates, place a hold on a book, write a review, or create your own reading list. To log-in to your account, use your NPC ID and the last 4 digits of your soc. sec. no.

You can check out

  • 25,500 print books, (1 month check-out period)
  • 1,800 DVDs: popular movies, foreign films, documentaries,  (10 days checkout on most)
  •  68,000 ebooks available to download or read online!
  • Need a title we don't have? Use Interlibrary Loan to borrow a copy from another library.

When off-campus, login to EBook Central  to read or download an ebook. 

What the NPC Library Can Do For You!

Your librarians are here to help you find the information you need to succeed!  Stop in to study, use the computer lab, get expert help on research, find a good book or movie, or just relax!   Find resources on our library website to do your research on-line.                   

  • Computer Lab
  • Online Research databases
  • Books, in-print and on-line
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • Movies to check out and streaming videos
  • Copy machine (color and B&W) , Scanners, Fax machine
  • Study rooms for small group meetings

Library Hours and Contacts

101 College Dr.
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Monday - Thursday:  7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closed weekends and holidays

Hours between semesters and in the summer are normally

  • Monday - Thursday  7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Call the Library for confirmation.

Library Director

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Sara Seaman