Mockingbird, Arkansas’ statewide virtual union catalog, allows libraries throughout the state to share their catalogs with other libraries and with library users.
For Library Users
Mockingbird provides a single point of access to participating Arkansas library catalogs. Library users can search this combined catalog and ask their home libraries to request selected materials to be delivered to their libraries for them to borrow.
Mockingbird is not a replacement for your library’s own catalog, rather it works with a continually growing number of different catalog systems around Arkansas to provide this extended discoverability and access functionality.
You may search for materials by entering terms in the “All Headings” box. This is a broad search, and the dropdown list next to it provides access to more specific indexes, such as search by Author, Title, Subject, etc. The Advanced link next to the search box provides more focused search options for finding material in Mockingbird.
For items not found in Mockingbird, please contact your local library for assistance.
For Library Staff
Mockingbird member library staff can Log In at the upper right corner of the screen to place and manage ILL (resource sharing) requests and to access the union catalog for copy cataloging processes.
Library staff members in Arkansas may contact the Arkansas State Library Interlibrary Loan staff for advice and/or further assistance.
For more information, please contact:
- Karen O’Connell
- Coordinator, Arkansas Center for the Book
- firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-682-2874
- Jessica Kirk
- Statewide Sharing and Engagement Librarian
- email@example.com or 501-682-2867