About Us

Our Mission
The Bella Vista Public Library supports the needs of our diverse community within a democratic society by providing public access to cultural, intellectual, and recreational resources.

Our History

Lyla Wylie is credited with founding the library in 1981 when she received permission from the Bella Vista Property Owners Association to form a Library Board of Trustees. The library was located in several locations throughout Bella Vista before the current 7,000 square foot facility was built in 1996. In the summer of 2020, the expansion project, including study rooms, a new children's section, and meeting spaces, was completed. The library existed as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization until January 1, 2014, when it became a department of the City of Bella Vista.

Our Location
The Bella Vista Public Library is located just east of Town Center, the first street on the right off Lancashire Blvd. (Hwy. 340 East) at 11 Dickens Place in Bella Vista,  Arkansas.

Our Hours Of Operation
We are open Monday-Thursday 9:00-7:00 p.m., Friday 9:00-4:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00-4:00 p.m.

Contact us
Call 479-855-1753  to reach a staff member or send an e-mail to library@bellavistaar.gov .