About the Library

Educational resources for students

JBU Campus Library

Arutunoff Library, located in the Learning Resource Center (building 11 on this campus map), houses information resources supporting the research needs of the university community. With nearly half a million items in its collections (including over 65,000 periodical titles and 300,000 eBooks), the library provides materials to support the education of students on campus in Siloam Springs as well as distance students who access materials remotely.

The library offers one-stop academic support, with study rooms for groups and individuals, presentation practice room, smart board room, and computer lab. The Writing Center and the IT Help Desk are also housed in the library. Library services include individual and group research instruction and efficient interlibrary loan.

Study & Presentation Rooms

2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR: Due to social distancing requirements, occupancy of library study rooms is limited to 1-6 people, depending on the size of the room. Do not bring additional chairs into a study room. You may remove your mask in a study room only if you are alone in the room and the door is closed. 

The library has rooms of various sizes available for group or individual use. Reservations can be made by contacting the circulation desk (library@jbu.edu; 479-524-7202); when not reserved, rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: leaving a note on the door of a room does NOT secure a reservation. 

The second floor of the library is the quiet study area. If you are using a second floor room for a group meeting, please keep the door closed and be considerate of those who are studying nearby. Study rooms are NOT soundproof.

Please do not leave your possessions unattended in a study room. They will be removed. 

The following rooms are available. (View Library Map.)

  • Library Classroom/Presentation Practice Room (Room 132): This room has desks for 25 people and a computer/display system with document camera like those in other JBU classrooms.
  • SmartBoard Room (Room 218): Conference table with seats for 12. The wireless keyboard and electronic pens for use with the SmartBoard can be checked out from the circulation desk; instructions for operating the SmartBoard are posted in the room.
  • Oliver Room (Room 215): Desk, loveseat & two parlor chairs. Please be aware that because the Oliver Room houses circulating materials, library staff or users may need to briefly enter the room during your reservation time in order to retrieve materials. If you need uninterrupted use of a room, consider reserving a different room.
  • Huddle Space Room (Room 212): Table & chairs for seven people; large screen computer; huddle space hub for connecting up to eight HDMI devices. Wireless keyboard and remote for use with computer & huddle space hub can be checked out from the circulation desk. Sessions can be recorded; bring your own SD card.
  • Group Study Rooms (Rooms 213 & 214): Conference tables with seats for six; white boards. (Markers can be borrowed from the circulation desk.) (Room 213 is temporarily unavailable)
  • Individual Study Rooms (Rooms 210 & 209): Desk & chair for one person.

Information for JBU Students and Employees

Community Borrowers

2020-2021: Library access is limited to current JBU students, faculty, and staff at this time. The expiration date on existing general or special patron cards will be extended once we are able to reopen to the general public. If you have a general or special patron card and currently have materials checked out, contact Library@jbu.edu to discuss options for renewing or returning those books. 

JBU Library issues courtesy cards to local pastors, students and faculty affiliated with other colleges and universities, and immediate family members of JBU employees. Members of the local community may purchase a general patron card at the library circulation desk for $10/year.  You may access our online databases with our computers. See the information sheets below for more information about the policies and services for each category of patron.

Visitor parking information is available here. A campus map is available here (we're in building #11). The main entrance to the Learning Resource Center is on the Quad (east) side of the building.


Link Generator

Create permalinks to library resources for sharing with other JBU students or employees with this tool.


Library Staff





Janet Ferguson

Interim Director of Library Services;

Library Operations Coordinator



Rachel Maxson

Instructional Librarian

Liaison for Bible, Humanities, and Arts



Sandy Peden

Circulation Coordinator



Paula Phillips

Periodicals Coordinator



Jake Posey

Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Liaison for STEM & Health Professions



Marikit Schwartz Fain

Archives Coordinator

Liaison Librarian for Business



Taylor Vanlandingham

Reference Librarian

Liaison for Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences




Library Service Hours

Easter Weekend Hours

Thursday – Sunday, April 1–4: CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours 

Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. 
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.

**Hours subject to change, if staffing is reduced due to illness.** 
Library is open for copier/computer access following IT Help Desk hours.