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.
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
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.
- Dee Brown Library– 6325 Baseline Rd.
- McMath Library– 2100 John Barrow Rd.
- Williams Library– 1800 S Chester St.
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“
Rock Region Metro: “Rock Region METRO Modifies Bus Service Friday, March 20”
Rock Region Metro: METRO Streetcar Service Suspended Until Further Notice
Clinton National Airport: Coronavirus
CALS guest wifi may be accessed outside of our buildings.
Internet Essentials.com, “Staying Connected During Coronavirus“