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.
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. The library has no debt on the facility. 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.
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 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with extended evening hours until 8:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Please call (479) 855-1753 to reach any staff member.
Argie Willis, Interim Library Director
Diane S. Hine (Publicity, Marketing, Programs)
Myrna McGee (Technical Services)
Catherine Schraeder (Overdues, Exhibits, Reports, Interlibrary Loan)