COVID-19 Response Resources

March 24, 2020 UPDATE

We’re happy to announce curbside service starts today!

This service is part of our continuing effort to keep you connected while also keeping you safe. Main Library has a drive-thru window, so we’ve decided to start the service there and will explore what options are available for expanding service to the branches. If you placed items on hold to be picked up at Main Library before we suspended operations last week, look forward to a phone call from us.

Please make note of the following:

  • We aren’t accepting new requests at this time. We hope we’re able to add that service soon.
  • We are not accepting returned items. Library materials should not be left outside the library buildings or in the book drops. Please keep your checked-out items until the library reopens or we notify you it’s safe to return them.
  • We plan to offer curbside service 2-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. During this time, we also plan to offer telephone service. Call 918-3000 for assistance. Please check cals.org often for updates.

The health and safety of our community and our staff are important to us. We appreciate your patience as we explore the best options to serve you.

General Information

World Health Orgnatization: Coronavirus Disease Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Arkansas Department of Health: COVID-19

City of Little Rock: COVID-19 Information

Información General en Español

Organizacion Mundial de la Salud: Coronavirus

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades: Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades: “Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019

Departamento de Salud de Arkansas: COVID-19

La Ciudad de Little Rock: Información de COVID-19

Information for Kids & Parents

Central Arkansas Library System: Student Portal

Arkansas Children’s Hospital: COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Centers for Disease Control: Talking with Children about Coronavirus

KidsHealth: Social Distancing with Children

KidsHealth: How to Prepare Your Family

Grab and Go Meals

Lunch is available at the following locations from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every day. Dinner is available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Upon arrival, grab the meal and consume it off-site. If others are present, keep your distance and do not congregate.

Working together to provide these valuable meals are Central Arkansas Library System, City of Little Rock, the Clinton Foundation, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, and Little Rock School District. If you would like to support meal programs at the Central Arkansas Library System, consider donating here.

Information for Businesses and Employers

U.S. Small Business Administration, “Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “Coronavirus Small Business Guide

Centers for Disease Control, “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, “Coronavirus and Arkansas

Better Business Bureau, “Tips on COVID-19

Internet Access

CALS guest wifi may be accessed outside of our buildings.

PC World, “Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the coronavirus, and which aren’t

Internet Essentials.com, “Staying Connected During Coronavirus