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Phillips County Library



Phillips County Library

The Full Story

Originally known as the Helena Women’s Association in 1891 later becomes the Phillips County Library and was 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 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, limited genealogy information, as well as a community room. You can find in June exciting children's programs including live animals, theater, and magicians. We also welcome local partnerships with other community agencies.


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

Get in Touch

702 Porter St, Helena, AR 72342, USA

(870) 338-3537


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The Phillips County Library has taken our catalog online.  Click the catalog button at the top of the page to see our full list of books. 

The Library is now offering ebooks.  Please give us a call for more information!

Upcoming Programs

Summer Reading 2024

Adventure Begins at Your Library

Every Tuesday in June starting at 9 in Helena, 11 in Elaine, and 2 in Marvell

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