Services

Connect to an Exciting World of Information and Entertainment

There’s no place like the library to create your own experience of learning, excitement, entertainment. We have created portals for you to practically access the entire library from wherever you are. We are Your Connection Point!

Circulation

Borrow books, audiobooks, CDs, Blu-ray, DVDs, software, video games, fishing poles, and more. Information on checkout periods, limits and renewals can be found on our Circulation page.

Computers and Tech

Internet and Wi-Fi

Desktop computers are available for hour-long sessions (maximum of two sessions per day) and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Quick Internet stations offer 15 minutes of access.

The Children’s Library offers Internet computers for children.

Wi-Fi is available and laptops may be checked out for two-hour sessions in-house to qualified patrons. For those who do not have a Garland County Library account, a valid, state-issued ID must be presented in order to be issued a guest pass.

Arkansas law requires that each Internet user read and sign the Internet Use Agreement.

Please also read our Internet Policy and our Wireless Internet Policy.

Delivery Services

Books by Mail

Have items mailed to you in returnable, postage-free bags!

Books by Mail is designed to meet the needs of the homebound and Garland County residents who are unable to use traditional library facilities.

Books and other formats are selected individually for each patron according to interests or specific requests. Materials will be sent on a regular schedule.

Library materials are delivered by mail in zippered pouches with reversible address labels for easy return.

If you are interested in this service, please complete an application and return it to the library. Once we receive the application we will call you to answer any questions you may have before the service begins.

If you do not have a library card and are unable to visit the library to apply for one, we will need a statement from your doctor so that we may issue you a card through the mail.

If you have any questions or would like an application mailed to you, please call us at (501) 623-4161 or (501) 922-4483.

Free Delivery Service

The library delivers available holds.

The vehicle will only deliver requested materials. There is no browsing collection.

Up to 15 items can be placed on hold at a time per library card. Holds are processed at the library, and remain on a patron's account for seven days.

Contact delivery@gclibrary.com to learn more or to sign up.

Curbside Pickup

Pickup your holds without leaving your car. Simply pull into one of the designated spots located under the drive-thru awning, call the phone number on the sign, and we'll bring your holds out to you.

Special Collections

  • Board Games
  • Cake Pans
  • Fishing Poles
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens Passes
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Mid-America Science Museum Passes
  • Mobile HotSpot
  • Telescopes
  • Photo of patrons using Garland County Library's services

    Garland County Grows

    The Garland County Library welcomes donations of open-pollinated or heirloom variety vegetable, herb, or flower seeds to stock our seed library.

    Seeds will be accepted if they are properly dried and identified. A seed donation form is available online or at the library.

    Find more seed saving resources here:

  • SeedSavers.org easy seed saving
  • SeedSavers.org seed saving chart
  • GCLibrary materials on seed saving
  • Interlibrary Loans

    If you'd like a book or other item not found in our collection, we can try to borrow it from another library. Garland County residents with a library card can get one free ILL request each month. Additional requests are $5.00 each. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid before we search. Patrons are limited to five interlibrary loan requests at a time.

    ILL Request Form

    We will post your request to a minimum of 15 libraries, if that many offer the item. But, we cannot guarantee that the item will be available or supplied within any particular time frame.

    Due dates for returning interlibrary loans are determined by the lending library. This service is available to resident cardholders from Garland County who have full borrowing privileges.

    Meeting Rooms

    Photo of a library patron crocheting.We have several options available for meetings, for groups of up to 14 to 115. Our Gordonelle Williams Hall (115 maximum) is great for larger meetings, lectures and music performances. Smaller rooms have capacities of 14 to 20, perfect for a smaller group or educational presentation.

    eCards

    Garland and Saline County residents can register online for a free eCard. Gain access our online databases and resources without leaving home. This card does not extend privileges to physical materials.

    Register here.

    Value Calculator

    Have you ever wondered how much your library services would cost you out-of-pocket? With this handy calculator, you can estimate the value of the services you enjoy. Just enter the number of items (or times) you use a service in the left hand column and hit the "calculate" button on the bottom. How much money do you save?

    Check out the calculator here.