Got a Central Arkansas Library System card? You won’t want to miss these excellent perks! From online subscription services to cool on-site programs, there are some amazing (and relatively known) benefits to having a Central Arkansas Library System card!
Download music, movies, ebooks and more!
Your Central Arkansas Library System card grants you access to tons of exclusive subscription services. These services give you access to free content including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more!
- BookFlix provides classic video storybooks and nonfiction eBooks to help students learn to love reading. It’s ideal for students up to 3rd grade.
- Hoopla provides digital movies, music, eBooks and more!
- Flipster includes hundreds of magazines that you can view on your device!
- Freegal lets you download completely legal DRM-free music! Download 5 songs per week!
- Overdrive provides eBooks and audiobooks.
- OneClickDigital offers audiobooks.
Check out telescopes and more!
Thanks to a generous partnership between the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society and the Central Arkansas Library System, 14 telescopes are available for check-out from CALS! All of them are 4.5″ Orion StarBlast Newtonian telescopes. They can magnify the sky up to 56 times!
To borrow one, you’ll need a valid Central Arkansas Library System card and you’ll also have to sign the Telescope Borrower Contract.
You can also check out Book Club Kits. These kits include 10 copies of a single book, one discussion guide and a handy canvas tote. An adult must check out the kit. There is a $100 replacement cost if the kit is not returned.
Laptops can be checked out but only for use within the library building. They cannot be taken outside the building.
Learn something new with online services provided by Central Arkansas Library System!
Use your Central Arkansas Library System credentials to log in to these exclusive services:
- Cypress Resume will help you develop a professional resume and cover letter and references. Just enter your information!
- Driving-Tests.org provides practice tests and manuals for Arkansas driving tests, including motorcycle and CDL endorsements!
- Heritage Quest is a searchable genealogy source.
- Learning Express Library is an interactive database that helps you study for and practice academic and licensing tests such as GED, SAT, nursing certification tests, real estate tests and more.
- Lynda.com offers more than 3,000 courses and more than 130,000 videos on subjects ranging from computer basics to web design. This exclusive paid subscription service is available FREE with your CALS card!
- Pronunciator will help you learn 80 foreign languages!
- Universal Class has more than 500 lifelong learning courses in over 30 different subjects! All classes are led by professional instructors and include videos, assignments, quizzes, tests and social media interaction.
The library offers on-site events for patrons of all ages!
Check the calendar and discover what’s happening at the library this week! Events include baby play time, story times, all ages art classes, family movie nights, cooking classes, games, knitting groups, coupon classes, magic shows and more!
Disabled patrons can receive home delivery.
If you are unable to leave home because of a permanent/temporary disability AND you reside in Pulaski or Perry County, you may be able to have books sent to you through the mail! You will need to have your application signed by a physician, nurse, social worker or library branch manager who can certify that you are disabled and homebound. For more information, please click here.