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

  • CALS Community Learning Courses Feature a Variety of Options for Fall
    Back to school doesn’t have the same meaning when you participate in a Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Community Learning Course. Beginning in the fall, patrons will experience a variety of courses, from starting a small business to tak...
  • Sanders/Darrow Debate Revisited as CALS Sanders Distinguished Lecture
    Eighty-five years ago at Little Rock High School, the nationally known religious skeptic Clarence Darrow debated immortality with Rabbi Ira Sanders. This event will be explored anew as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) 2015 Sanders D...
  • 2015 Heiskell Lecture with Jonathan Karl Cancelled
    Due to recent developments regarding the election of a new Speaker of the House, ABC News requires Jonathan Karl, ABC News' chief White House correspondent, to be in Washington, D.C., and he is unable to present the Central Arkansas Library System's ...