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 DVD Check Out Policies Changed
Beginning Wednesday, May 1, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will increase the number of DVDs patrons may have checked out to ten DVDs. Also, the check out period for new release movies will be seven days.
These changes will allow patrons t...
Notice for Public Comment: CALS Children's Library to Be Named for Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Central Arkansas Library System's Board of Trustees is considering recognizing the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton for her services to children by naming the new children's Library in her honor. We specifically wish to acknowledge the work she d...