Library Update

The Main Library is now open for brief visits.  Appointments are required, and not all library resources are available.  Click here to request an appointment.  For more information on library reopening, including appointments, due dates, overdue fees, and new services such as curbside pickup and digital access-only library cards, click here.

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. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 6 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: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Performances, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show is back with a new show, A Magical Fairytale on Facebook Live!  This magic show is a unique blend of laugh-out-loud comedy coupled with sensational magic, all combined with an educational approach that is all ab...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Ms. Robin’s Favorites (online!)

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Help Ms. Robin open up the Library Surprise Bag every 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" anytime o...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Books & Writing, Special Events, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
It's a birthday celebration!  One year ago, author Ashley Franklin's book, Not Quite Snow White was published!  Join your friends on Facebook Live to celebrate!  Ms. Franklin will read her book, answer questions, and talk about her wri...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Disney Trivia with Ronny!

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Are you a fan of all things Disney? Let us test your knowledge on Facebook Live!! Fun for Disney fans of all ages.   https://www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary  ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Virtual Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Stop!  It's time for a story break!  Every Friday morning, Mrs. Tiffany will be reading to a different animal or showing you something interesting in nature.  What will she read to next? You can watch Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany anyt...
This event is in the "School Age" group.

STEAM Team- Make a Battery Motor

11:00am - 11:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games & Activities, How-To, STEAM
Custom Program Description:
STEAM Team is a program for children who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Join Miss Leah as she constructs “spinning motors” with a handful of simple household products, all while discovering the properties of mag...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Join Mrs. Tiffany every Monday morning for a laptime storytime!  Be sure and stay tuned until the end when, after she reads and acts silly, she'll share a simple craft that you can create at home. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Performances, Special Events, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Custom Program Description:
Join Frio the Dragon as he discovers how he can breathe fire with the help from a wizardly scientist!  Log in and interact with the Mad Scientist as you see wonders of folklore:  catapults, dragons, magic, and yes, ever FIRE!  Will Fri...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Off-the-Cuff Cooking: Christmas in July

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Custom Program Description:
Ho, Ho, Ho!  Watch Rachel and Jodie create some holiday cheer.   You can watch "Off the Cuff Cooking" anytime on the Library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel. www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary & www.youtube.com/fort...