Lewis Library is both a historic library and a working community library in Glasgow, Missouri. We are located in the historic building built through the generosity of Benjamin Lewis, who amassed a fortune by raising hemp and tobacco before the Civil War.
Today, we serve patrons of the Glasgow area with a large collection of books and magazines. We also offer E-books through Missouri Libraries2Go and have computers on site for our patrons.
Our historic building was the home of Lewis College and is the oldest continuously operating public library west of the Mississippi.
Summer Reading Programs Information
Our Library Staff, Board, and Friends
Take the puzzle out of research with Online Resources available through MOREnet.
New Scholarship Finder free for use.
New materials have been added to the reference section on Glasgow history.
History of Glasgow........... E-Books with Missouri Libraries2Go
History of the Library.........Tour of the library
City Webpage . . . . . Wilma Reich Story
Battle of Glasgow
Restoration of our second floor is needed. The second floor was the original college library and today exists much as it was in 1891. Work is needed on the roof to preserve this treasure and to make it more accessible to the public.
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Contact a librarian: Phone 660-338-2395 or E-mail Librarian