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Give CALS Foundation Your Feedback

Please consider providing your feedback about your experience with the CALS Foundation by completing this brief survey. We value your opinion and seek to connect in meaningful ways with those who support the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). Your help allows CALS to continue to educate and enrich the lives of those in our community.

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Schedule Change at McMath Library

Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Sidney McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Rd., Little Rock, will have new hours of operation beginning May 30, 2017. The more accessible hours reflect the needs of the surrounding community by offering additional evening hours. The new hours are: Monday-Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m; Thursday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.; Sunday, closed. Patrons can access CALS resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the digital branch at

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Fletcher Library to Temporarily Close Beginning April 12

Please Note: Patrons may continue to return books to Fletcher Library during construction, using the exterior book drop. However, construction may delay the processing of returned items; any applicable fines will be adjusted accordingly.

Fletcher Library will close for remodeling and expansion from Wednesday, April 12, through early August. An exact reopening date will be released at a later time. More info »

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A North Little Rock Veteran's Story of Humanities Programs and CALS

With early presidential drafts of the federal budget including severe cuts to arts and humanities programs, the Central Arkansas Library System wants to highlight a poignant reminder of how those programs help people in ways we never anticipated. The following account came unsolicited from a veteran who attended a grant-funded CALS program last year. More info »


Help for 1st Generation Kindle Owners Using Overdrive App

First-generation Kindle Fire users are no longer able to access their library's collections using the OverDrive legacy app (alternately known as the OverDrive Media Console, or OMC, v. 2.6.6). However, users may still borrow Kindle Book titles from their library's OverDrive collection (using either another device (non-Kindle Fire) or a computer) and redeem them on their Amazon accounts. More info »