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.

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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Tree Roots 2014

Tree Roots 2014

Sep 27, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

J. Mark Lowe, Certified Genealogist, will lead 2014's Tree Roots program.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

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Willard Library History

May 31, 1983

A public reception was given for Eleanor Lansing Dulles, at which she announced her intention to give Willard her personal collection of books and other writings by and about members of the Foster and Dulles families, as well as the writings of her husband, philologist David Blondheim.