The Roberts Library research room and the Galleries at Library Square will be open on a limited basis Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m. The 9:00-11:00 a.m. time slot will be set aside exclusively for high-risk populations.

The exterior doors will remain locked. Patrons will be directed to go to the main entrance of the building at 401 President Clinton Avenue and contact the Gallery staff for admission by ringing the doorbell or by calling 320-5790. During these hours, both the galleries and the research room will take appointments and allow a very limited number of walk-up visitors.
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The CALS Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art houses the Galleries at Library Square, the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture, and the Encyclopedia of Arkansas.

The CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies archival collections, along with the archival collections of UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture, contain more than 10 million documents and photographs relating to Arkansas history.

At the CALS Roberts Library Research Room on the 2nd floor, visitors can access items from the archival collections as well as view resources from the open and closed stacks, access microfilm collections, and use online resources such as,, and available for public use. Find out more information about using the collections in our Research Room and using our genealogy resources.

Mailing Address

Roberts Library
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Library Square Map







Hours of Operation

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