I need a card…

That’s ok, signing up is free and easy. You can do it in person at your nearest branch, or you can fill out an online application right now. Before you do, let’s check out some of the things that you will be able to enjoy with your new library card. 

Hoopla– Your card gets you 5 free downloads from hoopla each month. You can choose from movies, TV shows, or graphic novels. Watch classic movies from the 80s or favorites from the Hallmark Channel. Log in here

Freegal– At this point, everyone has some streaming platform that they prefer, whether it’s Pandora, Spotify, or Apple Music. But in order to stream for free, there are ads. What if you had ad-free unlimited music streaming PLUS five free downloaded songs per week? That’s right – that’s what CALS and Freegal have to offer. And they have everything from brand new hits to Rock, Jazz, and everything in between. Set up your account here

Interlibrary loans– Through MOBIUS, CALS has access to millions of additional books. You can borrow everything from specialized reference materials to hard to find fiction, at no cost to you.

Read Magazines– Flip through your favorite magazines, from cooking to celebrity gossip – all available digitally. Browse from thousands of titles, check out the options here.

Read the paper CALS offers multiple newspaper options, including the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and the New York Times.

Borrow a thing – While it seems obvious to leave the library with a stack of books, the “library of things” makes it so you can leave with a useful item that you maybe aren’t ready to buy. Think telescopes, tools, toys, bird watching kits, mobile hot spots, and even seeds. 

Events – Whether you’re looking to learn something new, gain a new skill, or simply want to have a little fun, CALS has a calendar packed with events for all ages across all the branches. Check out the monthly Program Guide for the latest events. 

There’s so much more where this came from, too. Everything from free meals and transportation made available through Be Mighty Little Rock, Book Club Kits, Notary Services, even Used Book Sales (disclaimer, you don’t have to have a CALS card to take advantage of the sales). We also have concerts, movies, and comedians at the Ron Robinson Theater; an entire book festival in the fall called Six Bridges Book Festival that brings in authors from across the country; online learning that includes tutoring for kids and teens and even access to free language learning.  

Let’s get you a card! Fill out the application here.

Get a Library Card

Pulaski or Perry County residents, excluding residents of North Little Rock, may get a free library card by completing an application online or in person at any CALS library. North Little Rock residents may get a free library card from North Little Rock’s Public Library System; they may also apply, for an annual fee, for a non-resident CALS library card.

You must be at least 13 years old to apply online for a library card. Parents or guardians may submit an online application for children who are 12 years old or younger. Your library card will be mailed to your home address and you must come into a CALS location presenting photo identification to complete the application process. A parent or legal guardian should accompany minors who apply to get a library card online but do not have photo identification.