Library Update

The Main Library is now open for brief visits, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  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.

Local/Regional Authors

Have you written a book? The Fort Smith Public Library is committed to supporting local authors and is pleased to consider recently-published books for addition to the library’s collection. We are especially interested in titles about Fort Smith, Arkansas, and the surrounding area. 

Please note that coloring books, spiral-bound books, books with removable pages, or books that will not stand up to heavy usage will not be considered for purchase.

Please don’t send us unsolicited books; we are unable to return them. They will be treated as donations.

Your suggestion is appreciated and will be passed on to the appropriate staff member for review.  Unfortunately, due to the number of submissions we receive, we cannot notify you of the status of your request.

Are you the author of this book?
Do you live in the Fort Smith area?
Does your book have a Fort Smith connection?
Would you be interested in having an open-house style book signing event at the Main Library?