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.
The Fort Smith Public Library is excited to welcome library customers back to the library buildings. We will reopen in phases, following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and the Arkansas Department of Health. The focus during Phase 1 of reopening is on short visits to the library by appointment only. The Main Library will be open, but the branch libraries will remain closed. Dewey’s Café, meeting rooms, and study rooms will also remain closed. Masks will be required for library visitors, and our staff will be wearing masks as we help you. Social distancing will be followed. A limited number of people will be permitted in the building at one time.
Appointments are available for a maximum of 30 minutes. Masks are required for all library visitors age 10 and older and are recommended for smaller children. Appointments will be spaced apart so that staff can disinfect tabletops, counters, and common areas between customers.
When possible, only one person should come to an appointment. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please arrive to your appointment 5 minutes early so that you may be checked in. Follow the signs on the front door to wait at the entrance for appointment holders. A library staff member will check you in a few minutes before your appointment time.
Please complete this form to request an appointment. A member of the library staff will email you back to confirm that your desired time and date are available. If you don’t have an email address, please call the library to make an appointment. If you need a same day appointment, please do not fill out this form – call the library to inquire about same day appointments.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work to keep our staff and library customers safe.