Library History

History of the Georgetown Public Library

A group of interested citizens organized as the Friends of the Library established the Georgetown Area Library in 1967. The library has operated since 1987 as a department of the City of Georgetown.

On January 20, 2007, the current Georgetown Public Library opened its doors at 402 W. 8th Street. The present two-story, 49,500 square foot facility was the culmination of ten years of planning. This is the librarys fourth location and third new building since that group of volunteers founded the library in the 1960s.

Ground Breaks For Georgetown’s City Offices Georgetown’s former public library will soon be home to a new City Hall. It is part of a $13 million renovation project for a civil campus with offices for city management. The building was home to the Georgetown Public Library for 20 years. Watch this video to learn how the public library was created. (December 2017)