The Independence County Library is located on the first floor of the Jesse B. Carpenter Building at 368 East Main Street, Batesville, Arkansas. In 1933 the P.T.A. and Women's Clubs opened a library in the Batesville High School for adults and children and in 1948 the Independence County Library was formally established. The library moved to its current location in 1977.
On June 7, 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by City and County officials, and the Library Board Chair, to begin the process of moving the library to the Barnett Building at 267 East Main Street. The Barnett Building is under renovation at this time and the library is expected to move to its new location in 2018.
The Independence County Library provides programs and services to the residents of Independence County, is governed by a five-member library board.
To inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.