Fifth Oldest Library in Arkansas
The Polk County, Arkansas Library is not just a building filled with dusty old books. The library brings a world of history, science, art and information of all kinds to residents of Polk County and beyond.
Whether you want to research your ancestry, have a quiet place to do homework, peruse reference materials on every subject imaginable, use one of our public access computers or just relax and enjoy a work of fiction you will find it all here.
DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers and books are all available for your use either while you are visiting or to check out. Free Wi-Fi is available for those who have laptops. There is a special children’s area and we offer Story Time the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00am.
Just some of the services we offer:
Libby provides access to downloading e-books, audiobooks and magazines through the Arkansas Digital Library Consortium.
Our Genealogical Department offers family histories, funeral home records, newspaper and census microfilm, obituaries, and ancestry.com.
Patrons may now search the card catalog for book and audio books. You can see if material is available, if it’s checked out, and find out when it will be returned.
(currently under maintenance/repair)
The Polk County Library is centrally
410 8th Street
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Children’s Story Hour
We are doing children’s story hour twice monthly. These events include storybook reading, games, and crafts. Activities are conducted by library staff and special volunteers. Children’s story hour is primarily designed for children under the age of 8, but older children are certainly welcome to attend.
Please check with the library for current dates and times.
Branch Bookcase Libraries
City Hall – Mon., Wed., Thurs. 12:00n – 5:00p
4675 Hwy. 71S. Tues. & Fri. 12:00n – 5:00p
RVFD Station -Mon., Wed., Fri. 9:00a – 11:00a
Community Bldg – Wednesdays 10:00a – 2:00p
City Hall Cyber Branch – Free Wi-Fi 24 hours
The Polk County Library and the Montgomery County Library formed a new regional library system in 2010. The new regional library is called the Ouachita Mountains Regional Library. The offices are located in the Montgomery County Library in Mount Ida. Because Polk County is a member of the OMRL, we have been able to expand our services. OMRL: (870) 867-3812