Now Open

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. 

West Memphis Public Library Ribbon Cutting

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.