Welcome to Willard Library

Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana, is famous for personal service and treasured special collections. Make the oldest public library in the state your destination... whether you’re a genealogist seeking to uncover the past, or a reader looking for a great book for yourself or your children.

Rediscovering the Sandman

Rediscovering the Sandman

Sep 18, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you have trouble sleeping? Ever experience Restless Leg Syndrome? Snore in your sleep? Learn about ways to combat these sleep disorders.

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Death Is Just Around the Coroner

Death Is Just Around the Coroner

Sep 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn more about our local coroner's office and the types of cases they often encounter.

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Pet Week

Pet Week

Sep 24, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Everything pets!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Secretary-Desk, 1870s

Secretary-Desk, 1870s

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Willard Library History

February 1957

A microfilm viewer was installed. Film of the Evansville Gazette, published between 1821 and 1824, was ordered from the Library of Congress and the Indiana State Library; and the Evansville Courier was being put on film.