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eBook & Audiobook Library



About the Overdrive Downloadable Library Service at CALS

Cardholders at the Central Arkansas Library System may download their favorite books, in either ebook or audiobook format. The service is free, though it does require downloading software to your computer or mobile device. So, what are you waiting for? For a list of supported e-book devices, click here »

Two Apps Are Better Than One

The Overdrive catalog may now be accessed with a new app for Apple and Android devices: Libby. This new app provides a faster and more visually appealing way to browse, download, or stream all the same titles you're accustomed to finding in Overdrive. Compatibility with other kinds of devices is planned for future revisions of the app. The "classic" OverDrive app is compatible with Kindle and Nook readers, as well as PCs. You may also continue to use it with Apple and Android devices, if you choose.

Project Gutenberg Titles Now in Downloadable Library

Want to read even more e-books? CALS now offers access to over 15,000 public domain titles from Project Gutenberg, available through the CALS Downloadable Library. William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and Henry James are just a few of the authors you'll find in this collection. All titles are in ePub format, and can be read in Adobe Digital Editions or transferred to your Nook, Kobo, or Sony Reader e-reader, just like the other e-book titles in the Downloadable Library.

You may download as many of the Project Gutenberg titles as you wish because they don't count against your 10-checkout limit for other Downloadable Library titles. And once you've downloaded a Project Gutenberg title from the Downloadable Library, it's yours to keep; the file never expires. Check it out today.

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About the Hoopla Downloadable Library Service at CALS

What's all the hoopla? The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) now offers streaming of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, eBooks, and comic books to patrons at no cost through Hoopla Digital. All you need is your CALS library card and your PIN!

About the OneClickDigital Downloadable Library Service at CALS

Central Arkansas Library System card holders can check out and download digital audiobooks from OneClickDigital. Set up an account using your library card number, ZIP code, and email address, then download an app for your portable device OR the Media Manager software for your desktop computer. OneClickDigital is for audiobooks only.

Apply Online for a Library Card

Pulaski or Perry County residents can request a library card by completing an online application or at any CALS library. Your library card will be mailed to your home address and photo identification must be presented to complete the application process.

A parent or legal guardian should accompany minors who do not have photo identification. If you live in a nearby county ask about the Gateway Project. If you are not a resident of Pulaski or Perry County or of any of the counties that participate in the Gateway Program, you may purchase a nonresident library card for the fee of $60 per year.

Apply Online for a Library Card Now »