Due to continued possible hazardous road conditions, all branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be open reduced hours Wednesday, January 17, from 12pm - 6pm.


    location & hours
  • 703 W. Main Street
    Jacksonville, AR 72076
  • 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue. & Thu.
    9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Cindy Powell

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

  • New Date Announced for CALS WWI Memorial Tree Dedication
    The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Max Milam Library has rescheduled the WWI memorial tree planting ceremony that was postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be held Saturday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m., on the grounds of the Milam Lib...