About the Library
Open since 2009, the Esther DeWitt Nixon Library is a 13,700 square-foot building located on historical Main Street in Jacksonville. Our resources include adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction materials in print and on DVD, as well as the vast digital collection common to all CALS libraries and available to download or stream 24/7. Innovative new collections have added birdwatching kits, engravers, fishing poles, telescopes, and toy library. Library users may enjoy free use of public computers, wireless internet access, and three study rooms equipped with dry erase boards. A larger meeting room features a catering kitchen, projector and screen, AV system, wireless access, laptop connection and a dry erase board. An outdoor pavilion with seating can accommodate talks, concerts, or other gatherings. The Nixon Library hosts educational and recreational programs for library users of all ages. In addition, the Nixon Library is home to Jacksonville’s Centennial Time Capsule and is a geocache location.