The Roosevelt Thompson Library offers patrons more than 62,000 books, magazines and audiovisual items. The 13,500-square-feet facility also includes public meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, activity areas for children, study rooms, a dozen public computers, and wireless Internet access.
People of the Library
Roosevelt Thompson was a Little Rock native and the valedictorian the 1980 Central High School class. He had achieved the highest score ever by an Arkansan on the National Merit Scholarship exam and was preparing to attend Oxford University as the recipient of a Rhodes scholarship. His life ended in a car accident while traveling to Yale University.
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...
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 ...