Sue Cowan Williams Library was constructed in 1997 in downtown Little Rock. In addition to a wide selection of books and audio/visual items, the 8,500-square-feet facility offers public computers, wireless Internet access, and a public meeting room. Williams offers a wide range of programs for children and teens.
People of the Library
Sue Cowan Williams was a Little Rock schoolteacher who, in 1942, won a lawsuit seeking equal pay for black teachers and white teachers.
News & Announcements
CALS DVD Check Out Policies Changed
Beginning Wednesday, May 1, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will increase the number of DVDs patrons may have checked out to ten DVDs. Also, the check out period for new release movies will be seven days.
These changes will allow patrons t...
Main Library Campus Closed for Riverfest
All departments of the Main Library's downtown campus will close at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, due to Riverfest, and will remain closed through Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. This includes the Main Library building, the Arkansas Studies Institute Buil...
Great Library Scavenger Hunt, May 1 - 18
The Great Library Scavenger Hunt, May 1 - 18, includes tasks or items available at Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) branches. Beginning today, May 1, patrons may pick up a play card for the Great Library Scavenger Hunt from any branch or&n...
CALS Closed for Memorial Day
All branches of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume at all branches Tuesday, May 28. For more information, please call 918-3000.
FOCAL Book Sales on the Road in May
The Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) Used Book Sale is going on the road to three different Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) branch library locations in May. Book sales will be held at the Oley Rooker Library, 11 Otter Creek Court...
Local Author Receives Library's Prize for Work on Civil War in Arkansas
As one of the most fertile regions in the South, the Arkansas River Valley was highly contested territory during the Civil War. While the Siege on Vicksburg raged, equally important battles were fought here in Arkansas. This struggle is the topic of ...
CALS to Participate in Big Library Read
Be part of a worldwide eBook club with Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) during the inaugural Big Library Read, May 15-June 1, 2013. Through the Big Library Read, libraries worldwide unite readers around a single eBook. This year's book is The F...