Knox County Public Library

502 N. Seventh Street | Vincennes, IN.  47591


The Knox County Public Library has nearly 130,000 items from which to choose, a huge collection of books and magazines for you to read, sound recordings to which you may listen and movies for you to watch. The library also has a great staff of reference librarians ready to help you find answers and internet access is available for all. Other services include a homework center in the youth department and fun and educational programs for people of all ages.

Established in 1889 on the second floor of Vincennes City Hall, this library has played a major role in the community’s educational and cultural development. With funding from philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, the Collegiate Gothic style library building was dedicated to the public in 1919. A modern addition was dedicated in 1976 and it became the Knox County Public Library in 1978. The library’s mission is to meet the informational, educational and cultural needs of the community.

Winner of the 2015 Regional Preservation Award from Indiana Landmarks, this building is the hub of the library campus. Because of the philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie and permanent tax support from local citizens, the library proudly shines as a beacon of enlightenment. Knox County Public Library was the recipient of the Indiana Historical Society 2012 Outstanding Historical Organization Award.

Additional Details

This location is wheelchair accessible.


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 8:30am - 9:00pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 8:30am -5:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Manager: Emily Bunyan

Phone: 8128864380


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