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

  • Award Winners and Noted Authors Lead Roster of Literary Festival Authors
    Prestigious award-winners, big names, GRAMMY nominees, filmmakers, journalists, and artists are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the twelfth annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 23-26, 2015. The Central Ark...
  • Tax Assistance Available at CALS
    Volunteers from Volunteers In Tax Assistance (VITA) / Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will be at Dee Brown Library, as well as other locations in and around Little Rock, through April 15 to help qualified patrons file their tax returns. ...
  • Arkansas Gives Day
    Mark Your Calendar! Thursday, April 2 is Arkansas Gives Day. On this day, Arkansans will come together as a state to donate to a cause of their choice. Please choose to support the mission of the CALS Foundation, which raises funds to support CALS. ...
  • Construction on Main Library Parking Deck Has Begun
    The Central Arkansas Library System has begun construction on a new parking deck at the corner of Rock Street and President Clinton Avenue. Rock Street is closed from the corner to the alley on the north side of the Main Library to accommodate constr...
  • CALS Foundation Participates in ArkansasGives
    When everyone works together for a common goal, much can be achieved. Arkansans can work together on Thursday, April 2, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. to help Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) when CALS Foundation will participate in ArkansasGives, a one-...
  • New CALS Department Offers More Programs for Adults
    Community Paint Night, a launch event for Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Community Learning Courses, will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Ave. A free guided-painting experience with local artists will...
  • CALS to Host Massage Techniques for Caregivers of Autistic Children Workshops
    Autism now affects 1 in 68 children. Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will hold Massage Techniques for Caregivers of Autistic Children workshops led by Alicia Romine at select CALS branches in April. Romine will discuss the benefits of therapeu...
  • Community Paint Night Launches New CALS Adult Programming Department
    Community Paint Night, a launch event for Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Community Learning Courses, will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Ave. A free guided-painting experience with local artists will...