Sue Cowan Williams Library

About Williams Library

The tenth library in the Central Arkansas Library System was dedicated in Sue Cowan Williams’s honor on March 22, 1997. Fittingly, the Sue Cowan Williams Library serves the community near the historic Dunbar High School building in downtown Little Rock, where Williams taught. Today at the Williams Library, patrons can see the same commitment to education and equal opportunity that inspired Sue Cowan Williams to take a stand. Williams offers a wide range of programs for children and teens.

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  • 8,500 square foot facility
  • (9) 1-hour internet computers, (1) 1-hour internet computer w/ baby crib attached, (15) Chromebooks, 1 catalog computer
  • Wireless internet access
  • Makerspace with Cricut Maker 2, Cricut heat press, Cricut mug press, green screen, lighting, photo box, (2) computers, Brother sewing & embroidery machine
  • Fenced courtyard with benches, picnic tables, and oversized games
  • 40-capacity public meeting room with full kitchen, projector, screen, and courtyard access
  • (2) 2-person study rooms
  • (2) 4-person study rooms with screen and HDMI connections
  • Charging station
  • Teen area featuring PS5 w/ (4) controllers, Nintendo Switch w/ (8) controllers, (2) Xbox systems w/ (2) controllers, and (6) 1-hour internet computers and charging station
  • Podcasting room for up to 4 people and includes a complete audio production kit with 2 microphones
  • 3D printing (by request, with restrictions)






Library Manager

Latina Sheard

Hours of Operation

  • Mon 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tue 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Fri 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sun CLOSED
Point of Interest

Sue Cowan Williams

Sue Cowan Williams represented African-American teachers in the Little Rock School District as the plaintiff in the case challenging the rate of salaries allotted to teachers in the district based solely on skin color. The tenth library in the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is named after her. It was the most expensive building constructed to date in the library system and appropriately serves the community near the historic Dunbar High School building.