location & hours
  • 11 Otter Creek Court
    Little Rock, AR 72210
  • 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon. Wed., & Thu.
    10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue., Fri. & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Audrey Taylor

Oley E. Rooker Library, located in the southwestern area of Little Rock, is the newest library in the the Central Arkansas Library System. The 13,500 square foot building provides books, audiovisual, and electronic materials for children, teens, and adults, as well as public computers, wireless access, programs for all age groups, and a meeting room.

People of the Library

The library was named for Oley Eldon Rooker, an active advocate of the southwest Little Rock community for many years.

News & Announcements

  • Sanders/Darrow Debate Revisited as CALS Sanders Distinguished Lecture
    On November 3, 1930, the nationally-known religious skeptic Clarence Darrow debated immortality with Rabbi Ira Sanders at Little Rock High School in an auditorium packed with more than 2,000 people. This event will be explored anew as the Central Ark...
  • Final Candidates Announced for CALS Director
    The Transition/Selection Committee of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has recommended the CALS Board of Trustees consider two candidates, Nate Coulter and Haley Lagasse, both of Little Rock, as the final candidates for the position of dir...
  • ABC News White House Correspondent Featured at Heiskell Distinguished Lecture
    Jonathan Karl, ABC News' chief White House correspondent, will present the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) J.N. Heiskell Distinguished Lecture on Monday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. The e...
  • CALS 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 7, through Sunday, December 13. The Food ...