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.

Library Closed For Independence Day

All four locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day.

Find It!

People searching the stacks for a book

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 complete the online form to tell us about your book.

Interlibrary Loan Request

The Fort Smith Public Library is part of an international resource sharing network of libraries. If you are looking for an item that is not available in our library system, we can try to borrow it from another library.  We will notify you once it has arrived and you can pick it up at the FSPL location of your choice.  We are not able to borrow items published within the last six months.  Please complete the online form to request an item through Interlibrary Loan.

Suggest a Purchase

If you checked the catalog and cannot find the title that you want, you can suggest that the library purchase the item.  Your request will receive consideration based on our Materials Selection Policy and funding availability. Please tell us about your suggested item by filling out the online form.

Can't Find It?

The Fort Smith Public Library has many ways to assist you in finding the information you need.

Online: To get a faster answer, check out these pages for answers to the questions we receive most often:

In Person: To speak to a staff member, click here for library locations, hours, and phone numbers.

Email: Fill out the online form to send a message.  A staff member will email you back within 2-3 business days.