Lewis Library of Glasgow, MO

Lewis Library is the oldest public library west of the Mississippi

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.

Library Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday:1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Own a bit of history! FOR Sale; the light fixtures that hung for years in the Library upstairs reading room. Click Light Fixtures for details.

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Summer Reading Programs Information

Our Library Staff, Board, and Friends

Take the puzzle out of research with Online Resources available through MOREnet.

Access Tumble Book Library Tumble Access You will need your library card number if you access from outside the library building. New Scholarship Finder free for use.

Practice written TESTS for Missouri driver's exams.

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.

click here to donate to this worthwhile cause.

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Contact a librarian: Phone 660-338-2395 or E-mail Librarian

Lewis Library
315 Market St.
Glasgow, MO 65254

URL: http://www.lewislibrary.org Site last updated 15 FEB 2018 © 2013