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.

Construction Updates at CALS

Thompson Library Closed for Remodeling and Expansion

UPDATE 2/17/17: The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Roosevelt Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle, will reopen to the public Wednesday, March 8. It has been closed for remodeling and expansion since November 10, 2016. For a complete description of renovation plans, please click here »

Return to this space for the announcement of a re-opening date and for construction images.

Expansion and Renovation Ongoing at Fletcher Library

UPDATE 3/3/17: Beginning Wednesday, April 12, John Gould Fletcher branch will be closed to the public so that we may complete construction of a new addition and renovation of the current building. It is estimated that the library will reopen in late July.

In the meantime, ongoing construction requires temporary closure of eight spaces in the library parking lot to accommodate a construction staging area. A flag person will be present to help direct traffic. Patrons are reminded that free parking is available on both sides H Street to the north of the library. Accessible parking will remain available in the Fletcher lot.

For a complete description of renovation plans, please click here »

Renovations to Maumelle Library Coming Soon

Proposed additions and renovations of the Maumelle Library will provide much needed improvements to this high-use CALS branch. Site work is to include a new parking lot to the east of the current building, along with the relocation of the geothermal loop piping from Lake Valencia to areas under the proposed parking lot. Six meeting rooms of various sizes will be added to the east of the current reading room and the current staff area will be expanded. Areas within the existing library will be repurposed to accommodate new story time area for children. For more information, please call 918-3000.

Please return to this space for closing dates and photos of our progress.