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
New Options for CALS Library Card Users
Patrons of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) now have more choices in managing their library accounts with two new types of cards. Family and child provisional cards offer more options for families using library services while CALS continue...
Take Home a Bargain from the FOCAL Used Book Sale
It's hot outside, but the deals at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) Used Book Sale are even hotter. Paperbacks are $0.50, and hardbacks are $1. The sale will be held in the basement of the Main Library, 100 Rock Street, 10 a.m. - 4 p...
CALS Libraries Awarded LEED Certification
Two Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) branches have been awarded prestigious LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certificat...
Materials Reorganization at Fletcher Library to Begin Aug. 18
The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) John Gould Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan Street, is having a makeover and will be closed from Monday, August 18, through early September. Reorganizing materials will create better access to books and ...