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9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Library Vision

Our library vision is to connect people with information, as embodied in our motto “Opening the World to You.”  We strive to be a window for our users, helping them to see and experience the world through our resources and services.  Literacy is the passport to a university of knowledge.

Adopted by the ACPL Board on October 12, 2005.

Library Mission

The mission of the Arkansas City public Library is to provide library resources and services to meet the changing recreational, informational, and educational needs of the public, to enhance individual and community life.

As a recreational and popular materials library, materials of high interest and demand are provided to persons of all ages.  As an information and reference library, answers and materials are provided to the questions of individuals of all ages.  As an educational and learning center, support and assistance are provided to patrons who are pursuing both formal and independent learning.

Reaffirmed by the ACPL Board on February 11, 2004.