The countdown is finally over!! The all-new state-of-the-art West Memphis Public Library and Innovation Center is officially opened. At 14,400 square feet, the new library and innovation center will be an integrated state-of-the-art facility for information resources, education, and activities.
The library also features a multipurpose common room with seating for up to 100 people, an 18-person conference room, meeting and study spaces, a children’s area with a group reading space and a maker-space that can be used for crafts and projects, a teen gaming area and lounge, space for a café, administration offices, and outdoor terrace areas, and ample parking. Replacing the existing 7,500-square-foot library, serving as a catalyst to the city’s initiatives to upgrade other public facilities, including a new courthouse and two new fire stations with police substations.
The all-new West Memphis Public Library and Innovation Center also has a new address, 500 East Broadway Ave. linking to future recreational facilities planned for our Main Street District. The architecture and engineering firm Allen & Hoshall worked closely with the city leaders to strategically select a centralized site on Broadway in efforts to increase accessibility for our residents, boost economic development and revitalize business in the downtown district.
West Memphis Public Library employs a full-time children's librarian to plan and conduct children's and young adult programs. Ongoing activities include storytimes and a summer reading club.
Access digital resources, including information about local government, nearby colleges, and health and medical information.
The West Memphis Public Library has a meeting room available for use, as well as convenient access to the West Memphis City Parks playground.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of West Memphis Public Library is an organization formed to support the library. The Friends assist the library both through service and fund raising.
Policies & Procedures
Read policies and procedures for the West Memphis Public library, including membership, internet usage, circulation, and other services provided by the library.
Learn about programs offered at the West Memphis Public Library, including book reviews.
The West Memphis Public Library offers a variety of services, including interlibrary loan and reference assistance.