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Williams



    location & hours
  • 1800 Chester Street
    Little Rock, AR 72206
    501-376-4282
  • 10 a.m -8 p.m. Tue. & Thu.
    10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Latina Sheard

About the Library

Sue Cowan Williams Library was constructed in 1997 in downtown Little Rock. In addition to a wide selection of books and audio/visual items, the 8,500-square-feet facility offers public computers, wireless Internet access, and a public meeting room. Williams offers a wide range of programs for children and teens.

People of the Library

Sue Cowan Williams was a Little Rock schoolteacher who, in 1942, won a lawsuit seeking equal pay for black teachers and white teachers.

News & Announcements

  • CALS to Launch Redesigned Website in Early 2018
    In 2018, visitors to the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) website will encounter a fresh look and easier navigation, with integrated e-commerce and online meeting room reservations. The library has set February 2018 as the target to go live w...
  • CALS Adds Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Image Version to Digital Resources
    Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) added another opportunity for patrons to access a quality digital version of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The new image edition service is available for free through the library’s website and at all CALS...