Main Library



Notice About Construction June 19 - 24, 2017

Due to construction in the alleyway between the Main Library and the Library Plaza parking garage, access to the drive-thru window and the exterior book depository will be closed. Please call 918-3000 for more information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

  • Fletcher Library to Temporarily Close for Expansion and Renovation
    The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) John Gould Fletcher Library, 823 North Buchanan Street, Little Rock, will close for remodeling and expansion from Wednesday, April 12, through early August. An exact reopening date will be released...
  • CALS Adds Lynda.com to Digital Resources
    Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) added another opportunity for patrons to continue lifelong learning at their local library. Starting June 12, Lynda.com will be available to library card holders through the library’s website and at all CA...