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History of
Tyler Public Library

The Library is directed by a City Librarian who answers to city management and is advised by a seven-member advisory Library Board appointed by the City Council.

Founded in 1899 as a subscription library by the Tyler Federation Of Women’s Clubs and located above the old Tyler Electric Company offices on the north side of Tyler’s downtown courthouse square, the Tyler Public Library soon moved to the then City Hall and subsequently became a city department in 1903. The next year it moved nearby into its own building donated by Andrew Carnegie on College Avenue which was to be its home until 1980 when the present three-story building opened on College across Elm Street to the south... read more

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Tyler Public Library material circulation rises Library Press Release For Immediate Release Jan. 21, 2019 Tyler Public Library material circulation rises Tyler Public Library continues to January 22, 2019 Read More
Library youth services events for Feb. 2019 Library Press Release For Immediate Release Jan. 17, 2019 Library youth services events for Feb. 2019 The Lego® Block Party will be a fun January 17, 2019 Read More
January Library Event Schedule Library Press Release For Immediate Release December 20, 2018 January Library Event Schedule Talking Tales The Tyler Public Library and December 27, 2018 Read More

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The Friends of the Tyler Public Library give assistance to and promote the Tyler Public Library's important roles in the community by providing the many "extras" that help to make a good library even better.

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The Library appreciates your interest in volunteering. Please contact the City of Tyler's Volunteer Coordinator for more information. Details and an application are available at www.VolunteerTyler.com.

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Tyler Public Library

201 S. College Ave. Tyler, TX 75702
Main: (903) 593-7323

Email: idesk@tylertexas.com
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