About the Overdrive Downloadable Library Service at CALS
Cardholders** at the Central Arkansas Library System may download their favorite books, in either ebook or audiobook format. The service is free, though it does require downloading software to your computer or mobile device. So, what are you waiting for? For a list of supported e-book devices, click here »
** Please note: Holders of Gateway accounts will need to visit any CALS branch library to acquire a CALS libary card number in order to access the Overdrive downloadable library.
Project Gutenberg Titles Now in Downloadable Library
Want to read even more e-books? CALS now offers access to over 15,000 public domain titles from Project Gutenberg, available through the CALS Downloadable Library. William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and Henry James are just a few of the authors you'll find in this collection. All titles are in ePub format, and can be read in Adobe Digital Editions or transferred to your Nook, Kobo, or Sony Reader e-reader, just like the other e-book titles in the Downloadable Library.
You may download as many of the Project Gutenberg titles as you wish because they don't count against your 10-checkout limit for other Downloadable Library titles. And once you've downloaded a Project Gutenberg title from the Downloadable Library, it's yours to keep; the file never expires. Check it out today.
To view these titles, click here »
Apply Online for a Library Card
Pulaski or Perry County residents can request a library card by completing an online application or at any CALS library. Your library card will be mailed to your home address and photo identification must be presented to complete the application process.
A parent or legal guardian should accompany minors who do not have photo identification. If you live in a nearby county ask about the Gateway Project. If you are not a resident of Pulaski or Perry County or of any of the counties that participate in the Gateway Program, you may purchase a nonresident library card for the fee of $60 per year.