Main Library

Branch Location, Contact, and Hours

Address:
3201 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903
 

Directions:
Google Maps

Phone:
(479) 783-0229


Fax:
(479) 783-5129

Hours:
Monday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Genealogy Department Hours

Holiday Closings

About Your Library

The Main Library is centrally located at 3201 Rogers Avenue, at the intersection of Rogers Avenue, Free Ferry Road, and Old Greenwood Road.  Construction on the 67,000-square-foot, two-story building began in 1999, and the building opened on February 23, 2001.  

The Main Library offers a full selection of books and videos for all ages, free Wi-Fi and a range of technology resources, a full schedule of programs and events, a top-notch genealogy and Arkansas history collection, and a café offering a full menu of premium coffee drinks, sandwiches, salads, and more.

For more about the Fort Smith Public Library’s history and the Main Library, see FSPL History and Art and Architecture at the Main Library.

Upcoming Events & Classes at the Main Library

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing, Special Events
Program Description:
Mostly fiction - Half Price on Sunday! The annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale features mostly fiction selections for adults.    Hardbacks and paperbacks from your favorite authors will be available, along with a selection of ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
It's Book Sale clearance time!  Come get some great bargains on leftovers from our weekend "Mostly Fiction" Sale!  The annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale features mostly fiction selections for adults.  There are still ma...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime with Matia! "Sulwe"

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Join Matia as she reads Sulwe, written by Lupita Nyong'o and illustrated by Vashti Harrison.  Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be b...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual True Crime Trivia Night!

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
How much do you know about true crimes? Let’s test your knowledge! Join us for a few rounds of true crime trivia on Facebook Live.  www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Origami for Everyone

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Add a touch of whimsy to your home and have some fun as you create origami.  Children, teens, and adults can enjoy learning the Japanese art of folding paper. Pick up a free origami packet at the Miller Branch before you tune in. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Help Ms. Robin open up the Library Surprise Bag this Thursday morning to see Fred--AND to see which favorite story you'll get to hear!  If YOU'VE got a favorite story, be sure to let Ms. Robin know!  You can see "Ms. Robin's Favorites" anyt...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
  ¡Rugen! ¡Sisean! ¡Gruñen! ¡Los animales del zoológico son ruidosos! Únete a Monica mientras lee "Oso polar, Oso polar, ¿Qué es ese ruido?" (Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?). Escrito por Bill Martin Jr., ilustrado por Eric Carle y ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Program Description:
Expand your taste buds with our Season Ticket kit. This month’s featured spice blend is Tempero Baiano (Brazil). The kit, which will be available at the beginning of the month at the library, will feature a sample of the featured spice, a fact s...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime with Christina!

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Have you ever eaten dim sum? It's one of Christina's favorite things to eat! It's also why she chose to read Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum, written by Natasha Yum and illustrated by Violet Kim. On Luna's birthday, the whole family goes out for dim sum--b...