Sam T. Wilson Public Library

11968 Walker Street / 901-867-1954

Since 2005, the Sam T. Wilson Public Library, previously known as the Arlington Branch Library, has been fully owned and operated by the Town of Arlington. Library staff is guided by policies developed by the Sam T. Wilson Library Board, composed of seven citizens appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The library is located at 11968 Walker Street near the Historic Depot Square and can be reached at (901) 867-1954.

The Sam T. Wilson Public Library strives to:

  • Promote lifelong learning and a love of reading

  • Inform, enrich and empower every patron served 

  • Provide easy access to a wide variety of materials, services and programs

  • Meet the personal, educational, cultural and professional information needs of the community

Sam T. Wilson Public Library
11968 Walker Street
Arlington, TN 38002
901-867-1954 /

Library Director:
Jennifer Jenkins (email Library Director)

Hours of Operation:

  • Sunday - Closed

  • Monday - 11:00 am to 7:00 PM

  • Tuesday - 10:00 am to 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday - 10:00 am to 6:00 PM

  • Thursday - 10:00 am to 6:00 PM

  • Friday - Closed

  • Saturday - 10:00 am to 6:00 PM

Holiday Closings 2024

  • New Years Day (January 1)

  • MLK, Jr. Day (January 15)

  • President's Day (February 19)

  • Good Friday (

    March 30)

  • Memorial Day (May 27)

  • Independence Day (July 4)

  • Labor Day (September 2)

  • Veterans' Day (November 11)

  • Thanksgiving (November 28-29)

  • Christmas (December 24-25)

Arlington Library brick sign with Library in background

What's In A Name?   
The Arlington Branch Library was renamed by the Arlington Library Board as the Sam T. Wilson Public Library in honor of the late, Mayor Sam T. Wilson.  The Town of Arlington wished to honor one of its most outstanding citizens for his lifelong dedication to the community and its citizens.  We recognize the many contributions Mayor Sam T. Wilson made to the Town of Arlington, in addition to his terms as mayor from 1970 to 1986.  We acknowledge Mayor Sam's service and dedication to his country as a decorated veteran of World War II, and Whereas, we are proud that he remained in Arlington to continue to run the general store, S.Y. Wilson's General Merchandise, started by his grandfather in 1893.