About Us

The Sebastian County Fort Smith District Law Library is a public library that serves the legal information needs of self-represented litigants, legal professionals, the judiciary, and governmental officials.

Public access to legal information is a critical component of open and equal access to the justice system.

The library’s mission is to provide all of its patrons access to legal resources and information and to provide educational opportunities designed to enhance patrons’ understanding of legal information and how it is accessed.

Library Staff

The librarian is Jennifer.

Board Members (year term ends)

  • Mike Newman, Chairperson (2022) (Phone: 479-782-7203)
  • Kevin Ridgley (2020)
  • Judge Amy Grimes (2021)
  • Rita Howard (2023)
  • Judge Jim O’Hern (2024)

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • January 14, 2020
  • March 10, 2020

The board meets at noon on a bi-monthly basis at the library. Meetings are open to the public.

Location 100 North 16th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 72901 Phone 479.783.4730 Hours Monday: 11 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 7 pm | Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 5 pm
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