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.

Library Closed For Thanksgiving

All four locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.

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.