Due to continued possible hazardous road conditions, all branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be open reduced hours Wednesday, January 17, from 12pm - 6pm.
FOCAL Book Sale, March 8-10

FOCAL Book Sale, March 8-10

On opening day, our sales floor has almost 100,000 books! Many of the books are like new and all books are $0.50 (paperbacks) or $1.00 (hardbacks). Become a FOCAL member or purchase a $5 wristband for exclusive shopping opportunities Thursday - Saturday. The general public may enter at 10am Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10. For more information or to purchase a membership, click here ».

The new Sanders Library in Sherwood

Grand Opening of New Amy Sanders Library in Sherwood

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Amy Sanders Library, 10200 Johnson Drive, will mark its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. The grand opening will include CALS and Sherwood city leadership, including Nate Coulter, CALS executive director; Sherwood Mayor Virginia Hillman Young; and philanthropist Amy Sanders. The library will offer a variety of activities during the grand opening including refreshments and a performance by the Kinders. More info »

maumelle library

Maumelle Library to Reopen March 12

Maumelle Library will reopen on Monday, March 12, after an extensive remodeling and expansion. A grand reopening ribbon cutting event with city officials is scheduled for Friday, March 30, at 11:00 a.m. More info »

CALS Tech Card Student Portal

CALS Tech Card Student Portal

For the 2017-18 school year CALS is partnering with the Little Rock School District to provide students with improved access to research and reading materials through the Tech Card Program. By the end of the year each student will be issued a Tech Card which can be used to access the library's electronic resources from school or home. For more information, please contact our Youth Services Department at outreach@cals.org.

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The renamed Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art

Building Renamed to Honor Former Library Director

CALS has renamed the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI) the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art in honor of the former CALS executive director who served in the position for more than twenty years before retiring in 2016. CALS Board of Trustees approved the motion in December. More info »