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Phillips County Library

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Phillips County Library

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Originally known as the Helena Women’s Association in 1891 later becomes the Phillips County Library and placed on the National Register of Historic Places by then Governor Bill Clinton in 1975.  The Phillips County Library is known to be the longest continues running library west of the Mississippi.  Starting out with a book collection of 533 books to what is now 48,035 located in 3 different locations.  Our stats can be found in Marvell, Elaine, and Helena.  We also house Phillips Lee Monroe Regional Library funded through Arkansas State Library.  Our location includes public computers, Genealogy department, as well as a community room. You can find in the month of June exciting children programs including live animals, theater, and magicians. We also welcome local partnerships with other community agencies.

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Opening Hours

Mon: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
Weather Implement Policy
We follow local school closings

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Our Services

Customer Service

Fax $1.00 a sheet
Copies $.25 a sheet color or black and white
Laminate starting at $1.00
Computers available 
Free Wi-Fi

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Get in Touch

702 Porter St, Helena, AR 72342, USA

(870) 338-3537


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New Hours
The library will be open Monday-Friday from 8-3. Hours may change due to the change in Covid-19 cases. Must have a mask to enter.  We still offer curbside if you would like to call ahead.

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Featured Showcase

Fall at the library
Summer reading at the library
Pop Tops for Cancer
Learning about books
Summer Reading
Phillips County Library
Community Support
Community Support
Community Support
Community Support
Santa Claus is coming to town.
Christmas time is here
Christmas time is here
Christmas time is here
Christmas time is here
It's Christmas time here at the library
Story Time
Mrs. Cora Blakely a Phillips County Libr
Alice in Wonderland
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