Main Library



About the Library

The Main Library, the flagship of the Central Arkansas Library System, is housed in the renovated Fones Brothers Warehouse in the historic River Market District. The third site for the library, a 132,000-square-feet facility, opened at 100 Rock Street in 1997. The Main Library offers patrons thousands of books and audiovisual items for children and adults. The five floors feature the Sturgis Center for Technology Training, a public computer lab; dedicated areas for children and teens; reading rooms on the first and fifth floors; individual and small group study areas; public meeting rooms; wireless Internet access; and an extensive reference department.

The Main Library campus is comprised of the Main Library; the Cox Creative Center, which houses River Market Books & Gifts, the library’s used book store and Bookends, the library’s literary café; and the Arkansas Studies Institute, a joint project of CALS and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

News & Announcements

  • Expansion and Renovation Begins on CALS Fletcher Library
    Remodeling and addition of the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan has begun. The branch will remain open until a to-be-determined closure during the second quarter of 2017 to complete interior renovation...
  • City and Library Leadership Break Ground on New Facility
    Construction Begins on CALS's Sherwood Branch The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and the City of Sherwood will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Amy Sanders Library in Sherwood on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:30 a.m. Immediately f...