Library Services During COVID-19

The Main Library is open for brief visits by appointment Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Appointments are required and each appointment is for a maximum of 30 minutes.  Click here to request an appointment.  For more information on library services during COVID-19, including appointments, curbside service, digital access-only library cards, online library card renewal, online resources, digital programs, and more, 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 "Adults" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Holiday, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Honor someone special while sharing your love of reading by donating to the Fort Smith Public Library’s The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas fundraiser.  The Perfect Gift is online this year!  Visit the library website at...
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
Custom Program Description:
It's time for a break--a Biography Break!  Real people are fascinating, and it is fun to learn more about them.  Join Ms. Robin online at Facebook or YouTube  as she reads Henri's Scissors, written and ill...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make It in a Minute

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Custom Program Description:
Are you feeling crafty?  Rachel and Tiffany are demonstrating some fun and unique crafts - all jam packed into a one minute video!   ...
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!Join Mrs. Tiffany as she shares a story with a different animal or visiting an interesting location in our area.  You can watch Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany anytime on the library's Facebook pag...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Just in time for the holidays, book lovers will find a broad assortment of books in this special sale including rare, vintage, and valuable titles.  A range of topics are represented including art, religion, history, and much more with publicati...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Story Safari

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Games & Activities, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Let’s go on a Story Safari! Join zany librarians Mrs. Rachel and Mrs. Tiffany on the hunt for a great book! ...
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
Custom Program Description:
Do you love your hair? Do you have a favorite hairstyle? Matia likes to wear her hair in many different ways, just like Keyana. Listen to Matia read I Love My Hair online at Facebook or YouTube   I Love My Hair was writt...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Hamilton Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Are you a true Hamilton fan? Let us test your knowledge with Hamilton Trivia on Facebook Live! www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Celebrations, Games & Activities, Holiday, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
A holiday tradition at the Fort Smith Public Library!  Celebrate the holiday season with this year’s special Drive-through DIY Holiday Open House at the Main Library.  Drive through with your family anytime between 1 – 5 PM to pick up your ...