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

  • 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...
  • Read to Succeed Library Scavenger Hunt
    Get your student signed up for the Read to Succeed Library Scavenger Hunt. It's a great way to make reading fun for kids and help you financially prepare for their future. Students enrolled in any public or private institution, or those being home ...
  • You're Invited to the Williams Library 20th Anniversary Celebration
    Join us Thursday, May 25, from 5-7:00 p.m., as we celebrate 20 years of preserving the legacy of educator, advocate, and CALS library namesake, Sue Cowan Williams. Sue Cowan Williams was a teacher at the all black Paul Laurence Dunbar High School an...