Williams Library Upcoming Events


F.Y.I. Series

A series of informative programs that will assist patrons with navigating day to day activities.


Read Any Book Book Club

Instead of everyone reading the same book, participants read a book of their choosing and discuss it with other members of the group.


Technology Time

Come in to get hands-on assistance with technology basics.

Microsoft Office Suites


Social Media






Entreprenuer & Professionals Mixer

A great opportunity to meet fellow business professionals, develop business contacts and socialize with like-minded people.





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Library Manager

Latina Sheard

Hours of Operation

  • Mon 10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tue 10:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wed 10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 10:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Fri 10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat 10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sun CLOSED

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Public Transit

Route 16 U.A.L.R. Live Map
Inbound Stop #13333 Wright Ave. & Chester St.
Outbound Stop #12744 Wright Ave. & Chester St.
Saturday Service
Sunday Service
Route 11 M.L. King Live Map
Inbound Stop #12746 MLK Dr. & Wright Ave.
Outbound Stop #10606 MLK Dr. & Wright Ave.
Saturday Service
Sunday Service
Route 14 Rosedale Live Map
Inbound Stop #13256 Charles Bussey Ave. & Chester St.
Outbound Stop #12594 Charles Bussey Ave. & Chester St.
Saturday Service
Sunday Service

About the Library

Sue Cowan Williams Library was constructed in 1997 in downtown Little Rock. In addition to a wide selection of books and audio/visual items, the 8,500-square-feet facility offers public computers, wireless Internet access, and a public meeting room. Williams offers a wide range of programs for children and teens.

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.

CALS is working to increase accessibility across our service area that would include opening four branch libraries on Sundays instead of offering Sunday hours at the Main Library and the Children’s Library.  Please take a two-minute survey to let us know your thoughts.

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