All FSPL locations will be closed today due to the winter weather.

Main Library

Main Library exterior during dusk

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 "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
An exhibit of photographic works by Jim Anderson featuring the beauty of America will be on display at the Main Library during the months of January and February. Jim is a school teacher by trade and a photographer of the natural landscape as a hobby...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
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 Advieh The kit, which will be available at the beginning of the month at the library, will feature a sample and recipe of the featured spice.  Pick up you...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
The photography of Will Henson will be on display at Dewey’s Café though the month of February.  Enjoy images of the natural landscape, including Will’s favorite subject, the night sky and astrophotography.  Every picture tells a story; com...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime - Main Library

10:00am - 11:00am
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Children and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library for storytime every Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Lasting about 35 minutes, storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and crafts. Not only is storytime f...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Program Description:
Films featuring black actors or directors will be shown at 2 PM each Friday in February.  This week’s feature is The Learning Tree, a bittersweet and idyllic story about a year in the life of a 14-year-old Newt Winger, born into a poor black fam...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Pick up this take & make kit and make your own book page heart garland. Available at Main Library; supplies are limited.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Hey Teens! Need a card for a friend, family member or other special someone? If you’re in 6th-12th grade, grab a friend, and come to the library to create your one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day card. Supplies and snacks will be provided. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Trivia Night!

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
Join us (virtually) for a few rounds of trivia fun! Test your knowledge variety of topics from books, popular culture, music, and more on Facebook LIVE!   www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime - Main Library

10:00am - 11:00am
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Children and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library for storytime every Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Lasting about 35 minutes, storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and crafts. Not only is storytime f...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.