McMath



    location & hours
  • 2100 John Barrow Road
    Little Rock, AR 72204
    501-225-0066
  • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon. & Wed.
    9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue., Thu., Fri. & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Peggy Fitzgerrel

Remodeled McMath Library Reopens

The McMath Library has received a new look and additional space. The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Sidney Sanders McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, reopened on Monday, June 9 at 9 a.m. More info »

About the Library

Sidney S. McMath Library offers patrons thousands of books and audio/visual items. The 10,700 square-feet facility features a children's area, public meeting rooms and wireless Internet access. The library's 10-acre site features a boardwalk from John Barrow Road, a walking path, an amphitheater, and a koi pond with an observation pier.

People of the Library

Sid McMath was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1948. He entered office January 11, 1949 as the nation's youngest governor. He was reelected in 1950. His administration built the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, which was financed with a two-cent tax on cigarettes.

News & Announcements

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    It's absolutely lovely at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). CALS and Camp Lovely, a local group of craft bloggers, will present four different workshops during the Artisan Workshop series as a part of CALS Community Learning Courses. The s...
  • ESPN Anchor and Best-selling Author Jeremy Schaap to Present Heiskell Distinguished Lecture
    Jeremy Schaap will discuss his experiences in sports journalism at An Evening with Jeremy Schaap, the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) J.N. Heiskell Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater,...
  • Terry Library Hosts Arkansas Quilters Guild Display
    From a garment on a carved ivory figure of an Egyptian Pharaoh in 3400 B.C. to patented techniques created by an Arkansas quilter in the 21st Century, quilts have been a vital part of everyday life. The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Terry...
  • Central Arkansas Library System Sets Food for Fines Dates
    Shed unwanted library fines this holiday season. The Central Arkansas Library System is continuing its annual tradition of helping those in need by holding its annual Food for Fines week from Monday, December 15, through Sunday, December 21. The Foo...
  • CALS to Participate in the National #GivingTuesday Movement
    Even if the holiday shopping season is a blur, take time to give back on #GivingTuesday. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will participate in the #GivingTuesday national campaign on Tuesday, December 2. The aim of #GivingTuesday is to cha...