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.

Willard Library Will Be Closed for Labor Day

Willard Library Will Be Closed for Labor Day

Sep 01, 2014
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Willard Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 2 at 9am.

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Better Books Book Sale

Better Books Book Sale

Sep 02, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Antique, rare, signed 1st editions, sets and collectible books on sale at greatly reduced prices when compared other antiquarian booksellers.

Sale open during regular library business hours.

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 Apples and Answers

Apples and Answers

Sep 03, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nutrition and beauty all rolled up in a wonderful apple!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Thomas E. Garvin

Photograph of Thomas E. Garvin

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Willard Library History

February 1979

A building survey begun in 1978 was completed by McDonald and Mack Partnership. It served as a guide for the next five years of continuous capital work on the Library building.