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.

Latino Heritage – Genealogy for Families

10/03/2022 @ 9:00am - 10/27/2022 @ 5:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Genealogy
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Genealogy & History
Program Description:
Stop by the Genealogy Department at the Fort Smith Public Library as Hispanic Heritage month continues.  Pick up a “Spirits of our Ancestors” Grab-and-Go Craft (while supplies last) and enter for your chance to win a Family Movie Night...
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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Program Description:
This month’s feature will be  It Happened One Night (1934) which stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. This romantic comedy about a socialite and a journalist pursuing a story was directed by Frank Capra and is one 3 films to win all five major Ac...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Award winning author Angela Flake will appear at the Fort Smith Public Library to promote and sign copies of her books Don’t Color Me In: Letting poetry speak to the hearts and minds of our young African American teens and the children’s book, Are My...
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
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Fort Smith author Tommy B. Smith will appear at the Fort Smith Public Library to promote and sign copies his latest book New Era. Set in the Louisiana countryside west of the Mississippi, in the arms of the Black River, New Era is the first volu...

Tarot Card 101

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main
Registration
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Program Description:
Are you curious about Tarot Cards? Learn how the cards can help with checking in with our thoughts, feelings, and making empowered decisions. This special after-hours program for adults will introduce you to the history, structure, and meaning of the...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Record Painting

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Join us for this fun program where you can turn old records into custom pieces of art. Supplies provided. ...