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McMath



    location & hours
  • 2100 John Barrow Road
    Little Rock, AR 72204
    501-225-0066
  • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon. & Wed.
    9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue., Thu., Fri. & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Laura Hodo

About the Library

Sidney S. McMath Library offers patrons thousands of books and audio/visual items. The 10,700 square-feet facility features a children's area, public meeting rooms and wireless Internet access. The library's 10-acre site features a boardwalk from John Barrow Road, a walking path, an amphitheater, and a koi pond with an observation pier.

People of the Library

Sid McMath was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1948. He entered office January 11, 1949 as the nation's youngest governor. He was reelected in 1950. His administration built the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, which was financed with a two-cent tax on cigarettes.

News & Announcements

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