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

  • 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...