Arkansas Library Closures
Closure dates are subject to change and may be extended beyond the inital report. Information is updated as it becomes available to the Arkansas State Library. Libraries can report changes in status to ASL online.
Many libraries offer online collections containing eBooks, periodicals and other digital resources that can be accessed from home. Check local library websites for availability and access procedures. The Traveler program's digital resources are always accessible to all Arkansas citizens, but many publishers are offering free access to additional materials during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette maintains a list of statewide closures and event cancellations related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The newspaper is providing all coverage related to COVID-19 free of charge to all readers.
Remote Services & Availability
|Arkansas County Library||Closed until further notice.||Curbside services available Monday through Friday from 11 am - 2 pm.|
|Arkansas River Valley Regional||Closed until further notice.||WiFi and mobile printing available in parking lot; digital collections and online library card registration available. Staff available by phone Monday through Friday. Due dates extended and fines waived during closure.|
|Ash Flat Library||Closed until further notice||WiFi available in parking lot; digital collections and eBooks available. Staff available by Facebook or phone from 10 am to 2 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 994-2658.|
|Ashley County Library||Open with restrictions. See note.||
Open to the public, but masks required for entry. To enable social distancing, only 4 patrons allowed in at one time. Time monitored for library computer and indoor wifi sessions.
Curbside services are still available for at-risk patrons who are not comfortable coming inside.
|Bainum Library - Glenwood||Closed until further notice||WiFi available in parking lot during regular operating hours.|
|Bella Vista Public Library||Closed until further notice.|
|Bentonville Public Library||Closed until further notice.||
Digital collections available online and library card registration via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Due dates extended and no fines during closure; library programs and meeting space reservations suspended until further notice.
|Boone County Library||Closed until further notice.||
Staff available during regular business hours to answer phones, respond to emails, and provide remote assistance. Due dates extended to April.
|Calhoun County Library and Museum||Closed until Hampton School District reopens.||
Staff available 12 pm through 3 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday to answer questions by phone at 870-98-4492 or email at email@example.com. Sign up for a library card by phone or by email to access eBook and audiobook collections.
Due dates extended to April 3. Wi-Fi accessible near the building 24/7; password is “readbooks”.
|Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)||Closed through April 20||
eBooks and other digital resources available; online library card registration and renewals. Due dates extended to to April 20. Staff available by phone; limited curbside pickup at some branches.
|Carroll & Madison Library System (Carroll County Library)||Open Effective May 26.||
Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday 9 am to 1 pm. No more than 10 patrons allowed in at one time. Patrons must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Patrons must sign in at entry, make an appointment to use a computer, browse, or use business services such as making copies and faxing. Appointments are limited to one hour per patron, per day.
Summer programs will be conducted virtually; Meeting rooms remain closed.
|Carroll & Madison Library System (Madison County Library)||Closed until further notice.||Digital services and WiFi available at all locations.|
|Clark County Library||Open June 2 with restrictions.||Curbside services available.|
|Cleveland County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library)||Closed until further notice.||
Due dates suspended during closure, but book drop is available. Library programs cancelled until further notice.
|Columbia County Library||Closed until further notice.||All programs and meeting room reservations cancelled. Due dates suspended during closure.|
|Conway County Library||Closed until further notice.||
All Bookmobile operations suspended during closure. No overdue fines during closure. 24 hour Wi-Fi available, accessible from the parking lot. eBooks collection available online.
Curbside Service available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
|Corning Public Library (Northeast Arkansas Regional System)||Closed until further notice.||
All story times and programs cancelled until further notice. No fines accrue through May. Dropbox closed.
WiFi available in parking lot; e-books available through website, library card required for access. Face Book Live online story times once a day.
|Crawford County Library||Closed until further notice.||
No-contact pickup available Monday through Friday from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Wi-Fi in the parking-lot 24-7 outside each branch; eBooks and digital collections available online. Online programming available via Facebook, including story times and craft classes.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a Facebook message for assistance with library card registration and renewal, or passwords. Overdue notices suspended during closure. Drop boxes available for materials return.
|Crittenden County Library||Closed through April 6.||Curbside pickup available at Woolfolk; WiFi available in parking lots of all branches. Due dates extended and fines waived until mid-April. eBooks available online.|
|Crossett Public Library||Open effective May 18.||
Public computers now available, limited to allow social distancing. Book stacks still closed. Patrons must request items for staff to fetch for them. Curbside service is available upon request.
Photocopying, reference, fax service as normal. Curbside available upon request. Community Room bookings unavailable until further notice.
|Crowley Ridge Regional Library||Closed until further notice.||WiFi available in parking lot; digital collections available. Online services, including story times and how-to videos available.|
|Dallas County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library)||Open||Library programs cancelled until further notice.|
|DeWitt Public Library||Closed until further notice or school district reopens.||WiFi not available.|
|Donald W. Reynolds Library (Baxter County)||Closed until further notice.||
Staff available by phone and email Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5pm. Holds Pick-up Service in Library Foyer available Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm.
|Elkins Public Library (Washington County Library System)||Closed until further notice.|
|East Central Arkansas Regional Library||Open with restrictions beginning June 15. See note.||Curb service at Wynne and Augusta locations beginning 6/1/2020. Limited entry at all branches beginning 6/15. Social distancing required and enforced. Masks strongly recommended.|
|Evening Shade (Sharp County Library)||Open.||WiFi available in parking lot during normal operating hours.|
|Fairfield Bay Library||Closed until further notice.||
WiFi available 24/7 in parking lot; use FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARY - GUEST for no password necessary. Free packs of books outside the library for anyone to take; to continue until library reopens.
Fines waived until the library reopens; staff checking the drop box and phone messages daily.
|Farmington Public Library (Washington County Library System)||Closed until further notice||Staff available by phone Monday through Friday from 9 am t0 5 pm. Due dates extended and fines waived during closure. eBooks and online programming available: Facebook Live Children's Programming and Zoom Book Discussion Group. WiFi currently unavailable due to onsite construction.|
|Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library||Closed through March 27.||
Curbside service for holds pick-up at Clinton and Conway branches; holds ready for pick-up expire April 6. Due dates on borrowed materials extended to April 1.
Storytime is being live-streamed.
|Fayetteville Public Library||Open.||Limited hours.|
|Forrest City Public Library||Closed until further notice.||Book drop open; no new fines incurred during closure.|
|Fort Smith Public Library||Closed through April 20.||
Staff available by phone at 479-783-0229 or email at email@example.com Monday through Friday; 9 am to 6 pm (Main Library) and 9 am to 5 pm (Branches).
Digital access-only card and digital resources available; WiFi available in parking lots 24/7. Curbside service at Main Library from 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Book drops available. Automatic renewals of all materials with no fine accruals during closure.
|Garland County Library||Closed until June 1.||
Contactless curbside pickup between 9 am and 3 pm every day; chat service available on website.
Due dates and holds extended during closure. All public meetings cancelled. No deliveries via courier service and all community outreach is suspended.
|Gentry Public Library||Closed until further notice.||Due dates for all materials extended to May 1.|
|Grant County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library)||Closed through April 17.||
WiFi available in the parking lot, password: ilovereading. Digital resources and online library card registration available. Storytime via Facebook on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
No fine accrual during closure; book drop available to return materials. Staff available via phone at 870-942-4436, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, or through the library's FaceBook page.
|Gravette Public Library||Closed until further notice.||Due dates extended throughout closure. WiFi and digital collections available through TumbleBooks and Libby app by OverDrive. Prenda Code Club available for home use.|
|Greene County Public Library||Open June 1.|
|Hempstead County Library||Closed through April 13, tentative.||
Assistance available via phone at 870-777-4564 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org. WiFi available in parking lot.
Curbside service available for borrowing materials; fines waived during closure. Items may be requested through the Librista app or library website.
|Hot Spring County - Malvern (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library)||Closed until further notice.||
Staff available via phone 501-332-5441 Monday-Friday 8-4 and Saturday 9-1. Digital collections and virtual programming available during closure.
Curbside pickup of holds to begin on May 11th. No fines will be charged while we are closed. Online library card registration and digital services available. All due dates extended. WiFi available outside the library and 7 locations throughout the county.
|Howard County Library - Dierks (Tri-County Regional Library System)||Restricted access, see note.||3 patrons allowed in at a time for 30 minutes to borrow materials or use computers; doors kept locked.|
|Independence County Library||Curbside service only until further notice.||
Curbside pickup of materials; patrons must call first to reserve items. Staff available for patrons to pick up holds and return materials from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to 5 pm, Friday and Saturday.
WiFi available outside, fines waived until further notice. Book drop now available for materials return.
|Iva Jane Peek Public Library||Closed through March 31.|
|Jackson County Library||Closed until further notice.||Curbside services available: checking out books, sending/receiving faxes, making copies, and notary public services.|
|Lafayette County Library||See note.||Contactless book delivery upon request. Open by appointment only for essential services, including copying and faxing. Programs suspended.|
|Lawrence County Library||Open with restrictions.||
Library is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm. 8 am - 9 am reserved for 65+ or compromised patrons.
Free materials available in the lobby. WiFi in parking lots. Library card registration available through email for access to digital collections including Libby by Overdrive, RBDigital, and Hoopla.
|Little River County Libraries (Tri-County Regional Library System)||Closed until further notice.|
|Lonoke County Library||Closed until further notice.||Staff availble via telephone or Facebook Monday - Friday, 8:00 am through 5:00 pm. Wi-Fi available 24 hours during closure.|
|Marion County Library||Open with restrictions.||
Library and drop box open. Patrons must return items to the outside dropbox and wear a mask when they enter the building.
Patrons are allowed to browse for 10 mins; only 5 patrons allowed in at a time. Late fees waived and patrons cards have been renewed through June.
|Mississippi County Library||Open.||Reduced hours.|
|Montgomery County Library (Ouachita Mountans Regional Library)||Closed until further notice.||For Wi-Fi and e-library service assistance, call 870-867-3812. WiFi available 24/7. Book drop closed; do not leave borrowed items outside the library and return them when library reopens. Fines waived during closure.|
|Newton County Library||Facility entry restricted until further notice.||
Reopening for curbside pickup, limited technology services on May 18. Digital collections available; blocks removed from accounts for digital access. eCard application on website. Wi-Fi access 24/7 from parking lot.
Due dates extended til June 1. No late fees for items currently out. Staff available by phone, Facebook or Instagram Messenger, email, or Gabbie text during regular hours.
|Northeast Arkansas Regional Library||Closed through March 31.||Services during closure will vary by branch, and include curbside service.|
|Pea Ridge Library||Closed through April 20.||
WiFi available in parking lot; digital collections and online services available, including family storytime via Facebook Live, Zoom book clubs, and other Facebook live activities.
Due dates extended and fines waived during closure. Staff available via phone and email on Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
|Phillips Lee Monroe Regional Library||Open.||
Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
All visitors required to wear a mask. Computers limited to business only; no social media. Restrooms are closed.
|Pike County Library (Southwest Arkansas Regional Library)||Closed through April 1.||Drop box available for materials return.|
|Pine Bluff / Jefferson County Library System||Closed until further notice.||
Curbside service offered by calling the library with requests and pick up in front of Main Library. All other locations closed.
HOOPLA movies and more, ADLC/Libby e-books and audio books, extended due dates, fines waived, online card registration.
|Polk County Library (Ouachita Mountains Regional Library)||Opening May 18 with restrictions.||Limited hours and curbside service Monday through Friday from 10 am - 2 pm.|
|Pope County Library||Closed through March 31.||Remote assistance available via phone, email, and Messenger. Materials available for checkout via curbside pickup.|
|Prairie County Library||Unreported.|
|Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County||Closed until further notice.||
Date dues extended and no fines during closure; drop box available for materials return. WiFi available 24/7 in library parking lot.
eBooks collection available via Lbby app to current cardholders in good standing. Staff available via phone calls in morning.
|Rogers Public Library||Closed until further notice.||Due dates and card expiration dates extended through closure; no overdue fines during closure.|
|Saline County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library)||Closed until further notice.||
Digital resources available with online library card registration. Online help available via email at SCLHelp@salinecountylibrary.org. Fines waived.
Virtual programing via Facebook, and virtual Summer Reading via beanstack.
|Searcy County Library||Closed through April 10.||Library staff available by phone. All books and materials renewed until April 10. Drop box available for material returns.|
|Sebastian-Scott Regional Library||Closed through March 31.||Due dates extended through closure, with no overdue charges. Library staff available by phone and email.|
|Sevier County Library (Tri-County Regional Library System)||Closed until further notice.||
WiFi and curbside service available, including faxing, copying and notary. Materials can be emailed to library staff for printing and picked up. Due dates extended and late fees waived during closure.
Staff available by phone at all branches during normal library hours to answer questions and renew materials. De Queen: 870-584-4364, Horatio: 870-832-6882, Gillham: 870-386-5665, and Lockesburg: 870-289-2233.
|Siloam Springs Public Library||Reopening May 18 with restrictions. See note.||
Curbside pick-up May 14 through May 18 from 12 to 4:00 pm.
Open on May 18 with restrictions, check library website for more details. Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. Friday from 9 am to 2 pm; Curbside 2 to 4 pm. Wi-Fi available 9 am to 6:45 pm.
|Southeast Arkansas Regional Library System||Partial closings through March 28, see note.||
Monticello, Waren, Hermitage, Star City, Dumas, and McGehee branches tentatively closed through March 28. Lake Village, Eudora & Dermott currently open through March 20.
Library programs and meeting room reservations suspended until further notice. Due dates extended and fines suspended during closure. Free Wi-Fi available in all Branch parking areas. E-books collections remain available.
|Sulphur Springs Public Library||Unreported.|
|Texarkana Public Library||Closed until further notice.||Phone and drive-thru services available Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.|
|Tollette Public Library (Howard County Library System)||Closed until further notice.|
|Trumann Public Library||Unreported|
|UALR Bowen Law Library - Little Rock||Closed until further notice||Reference staff available at 501-916-5496|
|UCA Torreyson Library - Conway||Closed until further notice||
Library staff available online, by phone and email, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Due dates extended to Sept 1. Book return available, but patrons encouraged to retain borrowed materials until library reopens.
|Union County Public Library System||Closed until further notice.|
|Washington County Library System||Closed until further notice.||No late fees during closure. Staff available via online form and Messenger.|
|West Memphis Public Library||Open with reduced hours.||
Open Monday through Thursday, 12 pm to 4 pm. Friday and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Library programs cancelled through March.
Curbside pickup of materials available. eBooks and digital collections available via website.
|White County Library System||Closed until further notice.||
Curbside/In-Lobby Pickup Service beginning May 18 at all branches. WiFi available in parking lots; digital collections and library card registration available online.
Due dates and card expiration dates extended during building closure. Facebook Live Story Time and Maker Space programs available online. Virtual Summer Reading Program with READSquared. Library staff available by phone, email, and library facebook pages.
|White River Regional Library||Unreported.|
|William F. Laman Public Library||Closed until further notice.||Due dates extended. WiFi available in parking lots at both branches; virtual programming available online for all ages. Stem packets available in Little Free Libraries around City.|
|Woolfolk Library||Closed through March 28.||Curbside pick-up available for books, DVDs, and copies printed through the Princh App.|