Nixon Library Upcoming Events


Gran Gran’s Toy Library (Afternoon)

This time is reserved for checking toys in or out only.


Gran Gran’s Toy Library

Play with toy’s from Gran Gran’s Toy Library!

This is also a time to check toys in and out.

Nixon Library Highlights

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Library Manager

Shya N. Washington

Hours of Curbside Service

  • Mon-Sat 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Hours of In-Building Service

  • Mon CLOSED
  • Tue 9:00AM – 10:00AM**
  • Tue 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Wed CLOSED
  • Thu 9:00AM – 10:00AM**
  • Thu 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Fri CLOSED
  • Sat 9:00AM – 10:00AM**
  • Sat 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Sun CLOSED
  • **at-risk and 65+ patrons only

For more information, please review our Phased Reopening Plan.

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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

The current 13,500 square-feet building is the third site for the Jacksonville Library, and opened in 2009. When it opened, the library contained about 12,000 books. The collection at the Nixon Library currently includes over 60,000 items including adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, and additional audiovisual items.

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.