The Carnegie Branch

Carnegie Library

244 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Telephone

(517) 788-4087

Hours

Monday 9 am – 9 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 9 pm
Thursday 9 am – 9 pm
Friday 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday closed

Facilities

Size: 22,750 Square Feet
Opened: 1906
Building Built: 1906

Library History

In 1901 Andrew Carnegie donated $70,000 for the construction of a library building in the city of Jackson. The Carnegie building became the main branch for the newly created district in 1978. In 1981, with a bequest from Mrs. Mable MinterVan Orman, a circular structure was built at the rear of the library. This added an elevator, history room, back lobby and a children’s storytelling room.

The Carnegie building was designated a State Historical site in 1979 and a National Historical site in 1980.

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