Category: Programs and Services

Hotspots now available

Don’t have reliable internet at home? CALS can help. CALS has acquired a collection of hotspots that patrons can check out and use at home. Help with homework, work from home, or just use it to stream that show everyone seems to be talking about. A mobile hotspot can deliver a strong, fast, and secure online connection just about wherever you go.


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The EOA at 15: CALS Staffers Pick Their Favorite EOA Entries

To help celebrate 15 years of the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas—the only state encyclopedia produced and supported by a public library—we asked 15 staff members from around the Central Arkansas Library System to pick their favorite EOA entries. They picked some good ones! Like everyone else, these CALS staffers use it for research,


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Fine Limits Change May 1

Everything is going to be fine.

Early last Spring, we increased the fine limit to allow a bit of breathing room for our patrons as we all adjusted to a difficult time. But now, it’s time for all of us to begin the process of returning to normal, including reducing our fine limit to pre-pandemic amounts.


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Go Green with CALS!

We’re well into April and the Earth Day events are in full swing, Earth Day might be one day, April 22, but CALS is celebrating all month. There’s still time to log into a virtual Zoom event,


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Bloom where you’re planted, even in your own backyard

Spring is, well, in the process of springing. Birds are chirping and things are starting to sprout. But you haven’t planted anything? We can solve that. You might not know it, but in addition to books and digital media, CALS also has a library of things you can check out, including a seed library.


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MOBIUS- A world of books at your fingertips

CALS is proud to offer Interlibrary Loan (often called ILL) services to all cardholding members. ILL refers to the ability to borrow books, media and PDFs of articles from other libraries outside of our current system. As a member of MOBIUS, CALS offers the option of borrowing books from a consortium of 70+ public,


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