An ever changing picture: Carnegie libraries in the news

It’s not surprising that 100 year old buildings make the news fairly regularly. In some cases there are celebrations as a centenary is reached – in others a building which is no longer a library has a new purpose. I gather references to such news stories, which record the changing nature of the Carnegie legacy – and share them here.

United States

General article: Carnegie Libraries spring up all around the United States Refers to several of the libraries funded in Missouri: Bolivar, Marshfield and Springfield

Another general article, which gives updates of various libraries in New York and Pennsylvania: State and Union – area’s Carnegie libraries stand the test of time (2018)



Updates about libraries in England are included in each specific page.

Noticed this planned general research, which aimed to look at Carnegie buildings across the whole of the UK: AHRC funded project: Shelf-Life; Re-imagining the future of Carnegie Public Libraries