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.


    location & hours
  • 2100 John Barrow Road
    Little Rock, AR 72204
  • 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon. - Wed.
    10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thu - 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

  • New Date Announced for CALS WWI Memorial Tree Dedication
    The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Max Milam Library has rescheduled the WWI memorial tree planting ceremony that was postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be held Saturday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m., on the grounds of the Milam Lib...