About the Library
The Main Library, the flagship of the Central Arkansas Library System, is housed in the renovated Fones Brothers Warehouse in the historic River Market District. The third site for the library, a 132,000-square-feet facility, opened at 100 Rock Street in 1997. The Main Library offers patrons thousands of books and audiovisual items for children and adults. The five floors feature the Sturgis Center for Technology Training, a public computer lab; dedicated areas for children and teens; reading rooms on the first and fifth floors; individual and small group study areas; public meeting rooms; wireless Internet access; and an extensive reference department.
The Main Library campus is comprised of the Main Library; the Cox Creative Center, which houses River Market Books & Gifts, the library’s used book store and Bookends, the library’s literary café; and the Arkansas Studies Institute, a joint project of CALS and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Prose Garden Café
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Prose Garden is a soothing spot for a quick lunch, snack, or beverage on the 5th floor of the Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library. Choose a delicious beverage including hot or cold tea, coffee, or juices to go with your sandwich or snack, and then sit near the fountain to read or study. Prose Garden can provide some catering for meetings in the Main Library’s 5th floor meeting rooms. Download the Prose Garden menu here »
News & Announcements
E-reader Petting Zoo
Intimidated by the latest iGadget? Terrified of technology? Defeated by digital media? Never fear! Librarians from the Reference Department will be offering an E-Reader Petting Zoo at a branch near you.
Attendees will receive a brief introduction...
Natural Living Series
This program consists of 4 Sessions promoting healthy and natural alternatives from October 12 through December 5 and is hosted by Shasta Dockery (Natural Medicine and Natural Nutrition Teacher and Enthusiast).
Healthy Families Kickoff
Terry Library is Having a Makeover
The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Adolphine Fletcher Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley, is having a makeover and will be closed from Monday, November 18, through early January. New carpet and computer furniture will be installed, the meeting...
Keep Calm and Get Informed
Don’t miss out on getting the nonpartisan scoop on the Affordable Care Act. In-Person Assisters (IPAs) will be helping people understand health coverage options and discussing the Arkansas Health Connector insurance exchange.
Dee Brown Library...