Due to continued possible hazardous road conditions, all branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be open reduced hours Wednesday, January 17, from 12pm - 6pm.

Local Resources

Looking for information about Little Rock and central Arkansas? These resources should get you started. If you have any questions, call the Reference Department at 501.918.3000.



Families and Children




  • FAFSA – Free application for federal student aid
  • KnowHow2Go – Learn about what it takes to go to college


Arkansas Arts Center Elizabeth Prewitt Taylor Library

In 2000, the Central Arkansas Library System partnered with the Arkansas Arts Center to make the materials in the Arts Center's Elizabeth Prewitt Taylor Library available through our online catalog. The Taylor Library's collection includes art criticism, art history, and exhibition catalogs, among other items. New materials are added to the Arts Center collection on a regular basis. The Taylor Library is open to the public, but library materials may not be checked out or transferred to a CALS location for use. Materials that belong to the Taylor Library are listed in our catalog with a location of Arkansas Arts Center.

To learn more about the Taylor Library’s hours of operation, library holdings, and how to use their library materials, click here.

You can also learn about the history of the Elizabeth Prewitt Taylor Library and its namesake by clicking here.

Live Chat with a Reference Librarian

CALS’s biggest resource is our librarians. Our Live Chat service has been suspended temporarily as we search for a new service provider. However, you may still call a Reference Librarian at 918-3000 or visit the Reference Department at the Main Library, located at 100 Rock St., in downtown Little Rock.