CALS Online Services

Your library card is the key to all of CALS online services, as well as all of the fantastic books, movies, music, and more at all CALS locations. If you don’t have a library card, stop into any CALS location to apply or use our online application.

Bibliocommons – Search our online catalog and set up an account to manage your checkouts, reviews, lists, and more

Overdrive – Get an e-book or audiobook

Freegal – Download free music

Flipster – Download the latest magazines from Flipster

BookFLIX – Watch and listen to a story. Please note: For the best user experience, it is recommended that the latest version of Edge, Safari, Firefox or the Chrome browsers be used. All of these browsers may be downloaded for free.

NextReads – Discover your next favorite read with the NextReads newsletter

Dear Reader – Join an online email book club

RBDigital -Download an audiobook from RBdigital

Online research and learning – Read Consumer Reports reviews, do some research, or take an online class with any of the many databases and online services we provide


CALS is mobile-friendly; download any of the apps below and access CALS online services anywhere and anytime. Your library is online and available 24/7.

Books, Movies, and More

Keep a library in your pocket! CALS Catalog from the Central Arkansas Library System makes it easy to find and discover titles, manage your account, and get the branch and title availability information you need, anytime and anywhere.


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e-Books and Audio Books

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks from your library using OverDrive on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. More than 30,000 libraries worldwide offer titles from OverDrive, so download the app and find your next book today!

OverDrive offers two apps for accessing your streaming library: the classic OverDrive app and the new Libby app. Both allow you to discover new titles and manage your downloads. The classic app will also allow you to make recommendations for library acquisitions, while the new Libby app is more streamlined and easier to use. Both are free and available to the public.

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Download Music

The Freegal® Mobile Application is a completely free and legal way to access a collection of almost 7 million songs via your local, subscribing library. The Freegal offering includes many of today’s top artists, a fantastic retrospective collection, and music from around the world. With your CALS library card, you can join the millions of people around the world getting access to great music from Freegal.


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Online Learning / LinkedIn Learning is an online learning company with more than 3,000 courses and more than 130,000 videos from web design, business, and media production to computer basics, including Microsoft Office. Lynda is typically available through a paid subscription, but CALS cardholders will get access to Lynda’s content for free. / LinkedIn Learning

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Audio Books

Easy-to-use application to download and listen to audiobooks from CALS. All of CALS’s RBdigital catalog is now available in one app. Search for, checkout, download, and read/listen to your favorite books for free from CALS.


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Online Magazines

Flipster is a free digital magazine service provided courtesy of CALS. The Flipster app manages your magazines downloaded from the Flipster website for anytime, anywhere viewing. Get access to popular magazines and read many of your favorite titles.


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Visit CALS

Ride Rock Region METRO to CALS. METROtrack provides real-time arrival information for the Rock Region METRO public transit system buses. Use the app to mark favorite stops and routes, set reminders, get alerts, plan your trip and access general information.


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