The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), with its headquarters at the Little Rock Main Library, serves a local population of 402,366 and is the largest public Arkansas library system. Its fourteen libraries are located in the City of Little Rock (Main Little Rock Library and eight branches), Pulaski County (Wrightsville, Jacksonville, Sherwood, and Maumelle, AR), and Perry County (Perryville, AR). The system contains over 1,000,000 items and is the largest research collection in central Arkansas. In 2019, there were 1.8 million visits to Central Arkansas Library System branches, and users checked out over 2.7 million items.
CALS provides resources and services to help residents reach their full potential, to inspire discovery, learning, and cultural expression, and is recognized as a leading community institution improving literacy, the exchange of ideas, workforce development, and social engagement.
They offer superior customer service, believe in the freedom to know, respect diverse perspectives and provide access to all, cultivate collaboration and innovation both internally and with external partners, provide an open and respectful workplace, and are wise stewards of public resources.