120 South Main Street
Region: South Central Kansas
Connect to: Library Web Site
Library details: Caldwell Public Library is a Public library.
This library is affiliated with Caldwell Carnegie City Library (view map) . The collection of the library contains 8,560 volumes. The library circulates 6,354 items per year. The library serves a population of 1,052 residents .
The Caldwell Research Club was organized October 4, 1899. The members collected books for a reading room above the Fossett store. Later, this collection of about 600 books was moved to the city hall. Andrew Carnegie agreed to furnish $7000 to the city of Caldwell to erect a free public library building. The Caldwell Carnegie Library was one of 59 public libraries constructed in Kansas at a cost to Carnegie of $874,996. In 2009, the library moved to a renovated building on Main Street with the help of a Community Development Block Grant.
- Microfilmed Caldwell Newspapers
- Census, Police, and Cemetery Records
- Extensive Local History Collection
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Administration: The director of the library is Lisa Moreland .
See also: Directory of Public Libraries in Kansas
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Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet.
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Polaris||2007|
|Previous Automation System||None|
|The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.|
|This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.|
Record History: This listing was created on Oct 6, 2005 and was last modified on Dec 28, 2015.
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