Don’t forget your reference librarian when you need an information resource! We’re here to do more than point you in the direction of a Dewey Decimal number. Our trained reference librarians are ready and willing to assist you in your research, whether you need help narrowing your search, locating online resources, finding resources outside of the library’s collection, or looking up an article on microfilm. Visit the library and stop by the reference desk, call us at 479-750-8180, or submit our online form, or chat with us on our website to ask a question anytime and anywhere there’s a connection!
The General Reference collection contains print works selected for their ability to locate common statistics and information quickly. The collection includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks on a variety of topics. Items in the General Reference collection do not circulate and must be used at the library. The General Reference collection is located in the low shelves adjacent to the Reference Desk.
The Local History collection contains resources on the history of the city of Springdale as well as Washington and Benton Counties. Resources include yearbooks, phone directories, compiled statistics, and the Springdale Morning News on microfilm. Items in the Local History collection do not circulate and must be used in the library.
The library holds nonfiction works to meet your research needs on a wide variety of subjects. If you need help finding information on a particular topic, just ask! Most nonfiction items circulate including career and test prep guides, biographies, journal and magazine back issues.
Online Research Databases
Reference librarians are on hand to help you with the library’s many online databases. Our databases are subscription services that provide a deeper informational search than the internet alone. These services are free to library card holders. Students needing primary sources for their papers or History Day projects can get help from a Reference Librarian to find required resources in our databases.