Thompson



    location & hours
  • 38 Rahling Circle
    Little Rock, AR 72223
    501-821-3060
  • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon., Tue., & Thu.
    9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed., Fri., & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Mary Louise Cantwell

About Thompson Library

The Roosevelt Thompson Library offers patrons more than 62,000 books, magazines and audiovisual items. The 13,500-square-feet facility also includes public meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, activity areas for children, study rooms, a dozen public computers, and wireless Internet access.

People of the Library

Roosevelt Thompson was a Little Rock native and the valedictorian the 1980 Central High School class. He had achieved the highest score ever by an Arkansan on the National Merit Scholarship exam and was preparing to attend Oxford University as the recipient of a Rhodes scholarship. His life ended in a car accident while traveling to Yale University.

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...
  • 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. The...
  • 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...
  • Human Library to Launch in Little Rock on April 23
    Human Library, a cultural immersion event aimed at fostering respect and encouraging understanding through conversations with diverse community members, is being brought to Little Rock, Arkansas for the first time on April 23, 2017. Yvonne Quek, a gr...
  • CALS Issues Request for Proposals for Website Design, Development, and Hosting
    The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is soliciting proposals to design and implement a new website and customer experience for CALS members and staff to replace the current site at cals.org and related CALS brands using an industry-standard co...