Histories from Home Pages
U.S. Public Libraries


Alchua County Library District (Florida)
"History of the Library"

Andover, Massachusetts
"History: Memorial Hall Library"

Atlantic City Free Public Library (New Jersey)


Batesville Memorial Public Library (Indiana)
"Batesville Memorial Public Library: Background"

Bethlehem Area Public Library (Pennsylvania)
"The Bethlehem Area Public Library: A Brief History"

Bloomfield Public Library (New York)
"History of Bloomfield Public Library"

Boston Public Library
"Welcome to Boston Public Library"

Bracken Memorial Library (Woodstock, Connecticut)
"History of Bracken Memorial Library"

Bryan Public Library

Bud Werner Memorial Library (Steamboat Springs, Colorado)
"Library History"

Burlington County Library (New Jersey)
"Overview of the Library"


Camden County Library
"History of Camden County Library"

Chatham-Effingham-Liberty Regional Library
"History of the Library"

Chicago Public Library
"A History of the Chicago Public Library"

Cleveland Public Library
"A Brief History of the Cleveland Public Library"

Clinton Public Library (Indiana)
"Library History"

Collinsville Public Library (Illinois)
"Looking Back -- And Ahead"

Colton Public Library (California)
"History of the Colton Pubic Library"

Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center (N. Carolina)


Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library (Ohio)
"A Very Brief History of the Library"

Denver Public Library
"History of the Denver Public Library"


El Paso Public Library
"History of the El Paso Public Library"

Ellsworth Public Library


Fort Worth Public Library (Texas)
"Brief Library History"


Godfrey Memorial Library (Connecticut)
"A Brief History of the Library"

Gwinnett County Public Library
"History of the Gwinnett County Public Library System"


Havervill Public Library

Holmes Public Library

Houston Public Library
"History of Houston Public Llibrary"


Island Park Library
"History of the Island Park Library"


The James Blackstone Memorial Library (Branford, Connecticut
"A Short History"

The Jamestown Philomenian Library (Rhode Island)
"Reference Department: History"

The Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township (New Jersey)
"History of the Library"

Jones Library (Amherst, Maryland)
"Whose House Was This?"


Lakewood Public Library (Ohio)
"Building History -- Lakewood Public Library"

The Library Network (Oakland and Wayne Counties, Michigan)

       "A Short History of the Northville Library"       "History of the Rochester Hills Public Library"       "History of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library"       "History of the Ypsilanti District Library"

Longmont Public Library (Colorado)
"History of the Library"

Los Angeles Public Libraries

      "A Brief History of the Alma Reaves Woods Watts Branch Library"
        "Lincoln Heights Branch Library History"
        "Cahuenga Branch Library History"
        "A Brief History of the Sunland-Tujunga Branch"
        "A Brief History of the Van Nuys Branch Library"
        "A Brief History of the Wilshire Branch Library"


Mead Public Library (Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
"The Year was 1897"

Metropolitan Cooperative Library System (California)

      "History of the Altadena Library"
        "Library History"

Mid Hudson Library System (New York)

      "Library History"
        "Philmont's Old Village Hall -- a rehab project for a new library"
        "A Brief History of the Monterey Public Library"

Morton Grove Public Library (Illinois)
"History of the Library"

Mount Prospect Public Library (Illinois)

Multnomah County Library
"History and Description"


 The New York Public Library and Branches

      "A New Library for a New Century"


Oakland Public Library
"History of the Building"

Orono Public Library
"History of the Orono Public Library"

Owatonna Public Library


Palm Springs Public Library
"History and Mission Statement"

Pasadena Public Library System

Pasco County Library System
"POWER Trip: PCLS-- Past, Present & Future"

Patterson Library
"Historical and Background Information"

Pelham Public Library
"Pelham Library History"

Plano Public Library System

Portland Public Library
"Who are We: A Brief Chronological History"

Pottsville Free Public Library (Pennsylvania)
"Who We Are"

Pebble County District Library and Branches (Ohio)

Library Administration and Resource Center
"System History"

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
"History of the Library"

Public Library of Des Moines- North Side Library
"Our Library's History"


Quincy Public Library
"History of the Quincy Public Library"


Redondo Beach Public Library
"Library History"

Richland County Public Library
"RCPL Services"

Rochester Hills Public Library
"History of the Rochester Hills Public Library"

Rockaway Township Free Public Library
"History of the Library"

Rocky River Public Library
"The Library"

Round Rock Public Library
"Library History"

The Rowayton Library
"History of the Rowayton Library"


Salem Public LIbrary -- West Salem Branch
"About the West Salem Branch"

San Francisco Public Library
"The Main Library and the San Franciso Library System: A Brief History"

New San Francisco Main Library

Santa Clara County Library
"Santa Clara County Library History"

Santa Fe Public Library
"Welcome to the Santa Fe Public Library"

Sparta Free Library
"A Community Living Room, Offering Life-Long Learning"

St. Joseph County Public Library Branches

      "Lakeville Branch History"
        "LaSalle Branch History"
         "History of North Liberty Branch"


Tampa Bay Library Consortium

      "History of the Hernando County Public Library System"
      "The Library System Grows"
        "History of the Palm Harbor Library"
        "History Through Chronology"

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
"Local History: The Library"


Urbana Free Library
"History and Facts"


Vigo County Public Library
"Welcome to the Vigo Public Library"


Washington Public Libraries Online

      "History of the Library: Chronological History of the Bellingham Public Library"
        "A Brief History of the Everett Public Library"
        "About the North Central Regional Library"
        "50th Anniversary: Richland Public Library"
        "Library History and Administration"

Waterloo Public Library (Iowa)
"History of the Waterloo Public Library: 1865-1984 (By Clarence W. Baldwin)

West Bloomfield Township Public Library
"History of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library"

Westerville Public Library
"Library Overview: The History of the Library"

Last updated June 8, 1998. Please send additions and corrections to Cheryl Knott Malone.