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.
People of the Library
Esther DeWitt Nixon was the first librarian for the Jacksonville Library. She served in that capacity for 27 years until her retirement in 1986. The library is named in her honor and serves the community of Jacksonville with a variety of programs for adults and children, reading and research materials and public computer and internet access.
News & Announcments
CALS to Launch Redesigned Website in Early 2018
In 2018, visitors to the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) website will encounter a fresh look and easier navigation, with integrated e-commerce and online meeting room reservations. The library has set February 2018 as the target to go live w...
CALS Construction Projects in Maumelle and Sherwood Advance
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Dr., Maumelle, and Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Dr., Sherwood, will close temporarily to continue renovation and construction projects in November and December, res...
Sherwood Library Closing to Prepare for Move to New Building
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood, will close beginning January 22 to prepare for the move to the new library building located at 10200 Johnson Drive. The exact opening date of the new b...
Arkansas Studies Institute Building Renamed to Honor Former Library Director
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has renamed the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI) the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art in honor of the former CALS executive director who served in the position for more than twenty years ...