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, nine public computers (including 3 laptops and a Chromebook), 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 ...
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...