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
A North Little Rock Veteran's Story of Humanities Programs and CALS
With early presidential drafts of the federal budget including severe cuts to arts and humanities programs, the Central Arkansas Library System wants to highlight a poignant reminder of how those programs help people in ways we never anticipated.
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...