location & hours
  • 1800 Chester Street
    Little Rock, AR 72206
  • 10 a.m -8 p.m. Tue. & Thu.
    10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.
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  • Library Manager: Latina Sheard

About the Library

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 Community Learning Courses Feature a Variety of Options for Fall
    Back to school doesn’t have the same meaning when you participate in a Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Community Learning Course. Beginning in the fall, patrons will experience a variety of courses, from starting a small business to tak...
  • Sanders/Darrow Debate Revisited as CALS Sanders Distinguished Lecture
    Eighty-five years ago at Little Rock High School, the nationally known religious skeptic Clarence Darrow debated immortality with Rabbi Ira Sanders. This event will be explored anew as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) 2015 Sanders D...
  • 2015 Heiskell Lecture with Jonathan Karl Cancelled
    Due to recent developments regarding the election of a new Speaker of the House, ABC News requires Jonathan Karl, ABC News' chief White House correspondent, to be in Washington, D.C., and he is unable to present the Central Arkansas Library System's ...