Knoxville Public Library

Basic Information

Established: 1912
Schedule: Mon - Thurs 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 2- 4 p.m.
Address: 213 E. Montgomery St., Knoxville, Iowa 50138
Phone Number: 641-828-0585
Fax Number: 641-828-0513
Director: Roslin Thompson

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Additional Information

Computer Capabilities:

High-speed Internet, wireless accessibility

Education Programs: Story Time, Humanities Iowa, author visits
Summer Programs: Summer Reading Program (6 to 8 weeks June and July)
Membership Details:

Free library card. Requires current photo ID.

Library Information:

The library is an administrative arm of the city of Knoxville, Iowa. The seven member board of trustees is appointed by the mayor and approved by city council. The library is open 54 hours a week. Hours of operation are: Mon - Thurs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sun 2 - 4 p.m. (September through May).

Library History:

The library was built in 1912 with monies donated by Andrew Carnegie. The building was added on in 1990 and will undergo an expansion and renovation project in 2018. The project will double the size of the current building to 15,000 square feet and add meeting rooms, study rooms, dedicated teen space, bigger genealogy and history rooms, and additional restrooms.

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