Nixon Library Highlights

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Library Manager

April Hicks

Hours of Operation

  • Mon 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tue 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sun CLOSED

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Public Transit

Route 36 Jacksonville/Sherwood Express Live Map
Inbound Stop #11314 Jacksonville Shopping Center
Outbound Stop #13493 Main St. & James St.
Saturday Service
Sunday Service

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.

Point of Interest

Esther Dewitt Nixon

Esther DeWitt Nixon was the founding librarian of the Jacksonville (Pulaski County) public library and served there for nearly three decades. The Jacksonville branch library of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) was named in her honor in 1992.