COVID-19 Arkansas Public Libraries’ Operating Status

Libraries’ operational statuses are subject to change. Information is updated as it becomes available to the Arkansas State Library. Libraries can report changes in status to ASL online.

Map and spreadsheet of WiFi available in library parking lots throughout the state of Arkansas.

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.


Library Name
Closure Dates
Remote Services & Availability
Arkansas County LibraryOpen with limited hours.Open for browsing and computer use Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Curbside services available.
Arkansas River Valley RegionalOpen with restrictions.

All ARVRLS branches offer curbside pickup, mobile printing, online library card registration, 24/7 WiFi, digital resources, and reference assistance by phone.

Branches open with limited hours and service options: Franklin County Library (Ozark), Charleston Public Library, Johnson County Library (Clarksville), Logan County Library (Booneville), Gattis-Logan County Library (Paris), Arkansas River Valley Regional (Dardanelle) and Yell County Library (Danville).

Ash Flat LibraryClosed until further noticeWiFi 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 LibraryOpen 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 – GlenwoodClosed until further noticeWiFi available in parking lot during regular operating hours.
Bella Vista Public LibraryOpen Monday October 26 with restrictions.Open daily from 9 am to 1 pm, and from 2 pm to 4 pm. Limit of 20 people inside at one time.
Bentonville Public LibraryOpen with limited hours.

Digital collections available online and library card registration via email at library@bentonvillear.com. Hold pickups and book returns on the veranda. Check out up to 40 items. Returned items quarantined. Cafe open for curbside or in person dining.

Visitors 10+ must wear a mask, number of people in the building and length of visits limited. No study rooms, meeting rooms, water fountains, or bathrooms available. No laptops, iPads or Library of Things checkouts available.

Boone County LibraryOpen with limited hours.

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm; open Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 10 am for seniors and health compromised.

Drive through services available Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. WiFi in parking lot; large collection of e-resources, virtual storytime, parking setting for book clubs and other programs available. Call for further information.

Calhoun County Library and MuseumOpen with restrictions, see note.

Open during regular business hours for curbside pickup, and for limited services. Patrons may call ahead to request items, or enter the building for a period of up to 15 minutes to choose books. Two computer stations available by appointment for 30 minutes. No more than 3 patrons are allowed in the building at any time. 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 with restrictions.Berryville, Eureka Springs, Green Forest open 8/17/2020 with restrictions.
Carroll & Madison Library System (Madison County Library)Closed until further notice.Curbside and online services available; WiFi available in parking lot.
Clark County LibraryOpen.Open during regular business hours. 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 LibraryOpen with restrictions.Open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm for book pickup, quick browsing, newspaper browsing, and limited computer use. Mask and social distancing are required. Ten people allowed in at a time. Items are quarantined after use. Fines waived during the closure.

WiFi available 6 am to 10 pm; digital resources and online story time available. Reserves available via online catalog and can be picked up curbside if desired. Meeting rooms not available and programs suspended until further notice.

Conway County LibraryOpen.Library open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Masks, hand sanitizing and social distancing required.Visits limited to 30 minutes. WiFi available 24/7. Bookmobile operations suspended until further notice.
Corning Public Library (Northeast Arkansas Regional System)Open.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 LibraryOpen

All branches open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. No Contact Pick-up available on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Patrons are required to wear masks, sanitize hands and sign in for contact tracing purposes.

Patron visits limited to 30 minutes. Computer use and printing available. Appointment required for computer sessions over 30 minutes.

Crittenden County LibraryClosed 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 LibraryOpen

Open Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm in addition to weekdays. Public computers now available, but limited to allow social distancing. Book stacks now open. 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 LibraryOpen with restrictions.Jonesboro location open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. All other branches offer curbside service only. 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)OpenLibrary programs cancelled until further notice.
DeWitt Public LibraryClosed until further notice or school district reopens.WiFi not available.
Donald W. Reynolds Library (Baxter County)Open.Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Holds pick-up service in foyer Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. All items must be returned via outdoor book return. Meeting and study rooms unavailable.
Elkins Public Library (Washington County Library System)Closed until further notice.
East Central Arkansas Regional LibraryOpen with restrictions.

Wynne and Augusta branches open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm through Labor Day. All other branches open under normal operating hours. Curbside service available at Wynne and Augusta branches. Visits limited to 30 minutes; computer access limited to 30 minutes. Hand sanitizing required, face masks required.

WiFi available 24/7 at all locations except Parkin. Virtual programming available through Facebook.

Evening Shade (Sharp County Library)Open.WiFi available in parking lot during normal operating hours.
Fairfield Bay LibraryClosed 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 noticeStaff 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 LibraryClosed 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 LibraryOpen.Limited hours.
Forrest City Public LibraryOpen as of June 2.Modified Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm. Curbside service available. Mask required.
Fort Smith Public LibraryMain branch open by appointment.

Main Library open by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Curbside pickup is available from 1 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Digital resources at library website. Wi-Fi available 24/7 at all four FSPL locations.

Garland County LibraryOpen.

Open under normal operating hours. Masks required for staff and the public; temperature checks at front entrance. Public access computers available at half capacity; time sessions limited.

Curbside pickup available; home delivery to Hot Springs Village available. Meeting rooms are closed and in-person programming is suspended.

Gentry Public LibraryOpen with restrictions.

Open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 12 pm, and from 2 pm to 4 pm. Curbside service available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Two public computers available; sessions limited to one hour. Returned items are quarantined three days. Fines are waived. Masks and social distancing required.

WiFi available 24/7. Library card registration available via email. Reserves available via online catalog and can be picked up curbside or in the library.

Grant County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library)Open with restrictions.

Open with limited hours and building capacity. Curbside service available Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Late fees currently waived.

Digital resources and online library card registration available. WiFi available in parking lot 24/7. Virtual programming for all ages offered via Facebook several times a month.

Gravette Public LibraryOpen.Open under normal operating hours; limited computer availability. Masks encouraged but not required.
Greene County Public LibraryOpen June 1. 
Hempstead County LibraryClosed through April 13, tentative.

Assistance available via phone at 870-777-4564 and email at hempcolib@gmail.com. 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)Open by appointment.

Curbside Pickup of holds Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm. Appointments for browsing and computers available on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. Special appointment hours for seniors every Monday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Digital resources available 24/7 online, WiFi available in the library parking lot and seven locations in Hot Spring County. Virtual programming and supply bag pickup via curbside. Patrons may apply for a library card online. Staff are available via phone 501-332-5441 and via email at hotspringcountylibrary@yahoo.com.

Howard County Library – Dierks (Tri-County Regional Library System)Restricted access, see note.

Nashville branch: 3 patrons allowed in at a time for 15 minutes at a time. Masks required.

Mineral Springs branch: 1 patron allowed in at a time for 15 minutes at a time. Masks required.

Independence County LibraryOpen with restrictions.

Curbside pickup of materials available; patrons must call first to reserve items. Staff available for patrons to pick up holds and return materials during regular operation hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm, Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.

Computers available during regular hours by appointment only. Copier and fax available during regular hours. Ten patrons allowed in library at a time. Ebooks available via library website; WiFi available outside 24/7. Fines waived until further notice. Book drop now available for materials return.

Iva Jane Peek Public LibraryClosed through March 31. 
Jackson County LibraryOpen.Open from 9 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday. Curbside service also available.
Lafayette County LibrarySee note.Contactless book delivery upon request. Open by appointment only for essential services, including copying and faxing. Programs suspended.
Lawrence County LibraryOpen.Walnut Ridge branch open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Online summer programming available. Onsite services available; masks required. Curbside services still available. Returns are quarantined before being processed.
Little River County Libraries (Tri-County Regional Library System)Closed until further notice. 
Lonoke County LibraryOpen with restrictions.

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday for browsing and check outs. Open Monday through Friday for computer access. Number of patrons inside at once limited to ensure social distancing. Curbside service still available for holds pickup.

Staff availble via telephone or Facebook Monday – Friday, 8:00 am through 5:00 pm. Wi-Fi available 24 hours during closure.

Marion County LibraryOpen with restrictions.

Library and drop box open. Patrons must return items to the outside dropbox, wear a mask and use available no-touch hand sanitizer for entry. Patrons are allowed to browse for 10 minutes. Five patrons allowed in at a time. One computer available for public use. Wifi is available in and outside the building. No-contact curbside service is still available.

Mississippi County LibraryOpen.Online summer reading program, optional curbside pick-up. No public meetings, nor on-site, formal programming at this time.
Montgomery County Library (Ouachita Mountans Regional Library)Open with restrictions. See note.Open Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Two computers available for 30 minutes per patron per day. Community room closed until further notice. OverDrive, Hoopla and Traveler resources available.
Newton County LibraryOpen with restrictions. See note.

Entry by appointment; walk-ins appointments allowed if available. Curbside services still available. Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1:30 pm.

Households (anyone living in the same residence) allowed one 30-minute appointment per day; only one household in the building at a time. Upon entry, masks, hand sanitization, and a health screening are required. The first 30-minute appointments each day reserved for ages 65+ or at-risk individuals.

All in-person meetings, programs, and events, except for GED classes, are cancelled until further notice.

Curbside services include material pick-up, laptop use, printing, copying, faxing, and scanning. All returns must be put in dropbox and will be quarantined for 4 days before check-in.

WiFi available 24/7 from parking lot; no password. Digital library and collections available. Blocks removed from accounts for digital access. eCard application on website. Some virtual programming available on website. Staff available by phone, Facebook or Instagram Messenger, email, or Gabbie text during regular hours.

Northeast Arkansas Regional LibraryClosed through March 31.Services during closure will vary by branch, and include curbside service.
Pea Ridge LibraryOpen July 13 by appointment only.

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 5 pm.

Phillips Lee Monroe Regional LibraryOpen.

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)OpenOpen during normal hours with limited capacity; curbside services available upon request.
Pine Bluff / Jefferson County Library SystemCurbside service only.

Curbside services available at following branches:

  • New Main Library (600 South Main): Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Pickup at book drop at south side of building.
  • White Hall Branch, Redfield, Watson Chapel: Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 12 pm, and from 2 pm to 5:30 pm; Friday from 9:30 am to 12 pm, and from 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • Altheimer branch: Monday from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Tuesday from 12 pm to 5:30 pm, Wednesday from 11 am to 5 pm, Thursday from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and Friday from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

WiFi available 24/7; curbside and online library card registration available. Online performers, staff story times and online craft programs. Tumblebooks trial period for online children’s books.

Polk County Library (Ouachita Mountains Regional Library)Open with restrictions.Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Masks and social distancing required with limited building capacity; time limited to 1 hour if others are waiting. Some services require appointments. OverDrive, Hoopla and Traveler resources available.
Pope County LibraryClosed through March 31.Remote assistance available via phone, email, and Messenger. Materials available for checkout via curbside pickup.
Prairie County LibraryUnreported. 
Public Library of Camden and Ouachita CountyOpen.Building is open to the public now, with limited amount of public access computers. Curbside pickup still available. Due dates extended to June 29.
Rogers Public LibraryOpen with limited hours.Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 11 am, and from 1 pm to 4 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Appointments encouraged. Curbside service available Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Saline County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library)Open with restrictions.

Both branches open for browsing by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Curbside Service available for holds pick up. Printing, notary service, scanning and faxing available. Pocket Librarian service available for personalized reading help.

Digital resources available with online library card registration. Online help available via email at SCLHelp@salinecountylibrary.org. Virtual programing via Facebook.

Searcy County LibraryOpenAdherence to state and local safety mandates required.
Sebastian-Scott Regional LibraryClosed 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)Open with restrictions.

Limit of 3 people in library at one time; visits limited to 15 minutes. Face masks required to enter; library does not provide masks. Temperature checks at door. All materials must be returned to drop box and not brought into library facilites.

Siloam Springs Public LibraryOpen.

Open Monday and Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Curbside pickup on Fridays from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

30 people maximum in library in library, with 1 hour time limits. Computers available one session per day up to 1 hour. Reading Room sessions available once per day up to 1 hour. Check library website for more details or call 479-52-4236 with questions.

Southeast Arkansas Regional Library SystemOpen; limited hours.

All branches open with limited hours and restrictions. Contact local branch for more information.

Sulphur Springs Public LibraryUnreported. 
Texarkana Public LibraryOpen with restrictions.

Open Monday through Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm and Thursday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. Drive-thru services only on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Face coverings required; visits limited to 1 hour.

Meeting room available for groups of 10 or less. Databases and digital ebook and audiobooks available.

Tollette Public Library (Howard County Library System)Open with restrictions.Access restricted to 3 patrons at a time for 15 minutes each. Masks required.
Trumann Public LibraryUnreported 
UALR Bowen Law Library – Little RockClosed until further noticeReference staff available at 501-916-5496
UCA Torreyson Library – ConwayClosed 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 SystemOpen.
Washington County Library SystemClosed until further notice.No late fees during closure. Staff available via online form and Messenger.
West Memphis Public LibraryOpen 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 SystemOpen with restrictions.

Curbside service for materials pickup, mobile print, fax, scan, and copy services will be continued indefinitely. Limited in-house browsing and computer use available at all branches; visit library website for services and limitations at each location. Virtual library programs for children offered weekly.

No in-house, in-person library programs offered at this time. Meeting rooms unavailable for public use.

White River Regional LibraryOpen.Branches open include: Cleburne County Libraries in Heber Springs, Greers Ferry and Quitman, Fulton County Libraries in Salem, Mammoth Spring and Viola, Izard County Libraries in Melbourne, Calico Rock and Horseshoe Bend, Sharp County Libraries in Hardy, Evening Shade, Cave City and Williford. Curbside service is available at the Stone County Library in Mountain View.
William F. Laman Public LibraryCurbside and virtual services only.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. Curbside at both branches available by appointment.
Woolfolk LibraryClosed through March 28.Curbside pick-up available for books, DVDs, and copies printed through the Princh App.