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Anderson Public Library

111 East 12th Street

In the early 1900s, Andrew Carnegie donated $50,000 to build Anderson Public Library at the corner of Tenth and Jackson streets. The city's only Neo-classical structure (completed in 1905) includes extraordinary craftsmanship such as oak fireplaces, a stained glass rotunda, classic columns, marble stairway, and special lighting. In the late 1980s, the library board of trustees recognized the need for more space and for anticipated growth of services, so they selected a Sears & Roebuck building (former site of the Main Street School) with 95,000 square feet at 12th Street and Central Avenue. Following extensive renovation, the building opened in 1987. APL serves more than 1,000 people a day and offers more than a quarter of a million resources.


Coco Hofer

Thursday, July 26, 2018
I love going to the library to get books, movies and CDs.

Paul Loebe

Thursday, April 13, 2017
The public library in Anderson is second-to-none! They offer so many services for the public and for families. Whether you are an occasional reader, a bibliophile, a comic book nerd, an aspiring student, a video game fan or just want to watch movies this is the place for you. Like most libraries internet access is available to all. You can check out laptops and iPads, charge your phones at charging stations, eat food and snacks at the snack and lounge area downstairs, or just relax. The staff are professional and always friendly.


Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017
Always go here to use the computers. Great Book and Movie Selection.

Ronnie Shepard

Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017
The staff are both friendly and helpful every time I visit.

Fluffy Reviews

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016
Amazing wonderful place so much to do! And a large digital media selection! Not to mention online services you can use that allow you to stream movies, and music!

Anderson Public Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media