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Main Library

New Materials and BestsellersThe Main Library is the primary location of the Abilene Public Library, located at the corner of N. 2nd & Cedar St. in downtown Abilene.  Housed on three floors, all of which are accessible to the public, this location houses the largest and most diverse collection of the three branch libraries.

The basement houses the adult non-fiction and reference collection of the facility, overseen by information services staff.  If you have questions, or need help searching for answers, this is the place to come.  Our computer lab can be located in this space to allow library cardholders with access to the Internet and word processing tools.  You will also find plenty of seating areas, study carrels for private study, puzzles for kids and adults, photocopying/scanning services, a study room that may be reserved and seating up to four people, the makerspace, and access to our microfilm collection.  You will also find staff work areas and the technology/multimedia department.

On the first floor you'll find access to our audiovisual collection (DVD's, music CD's, and audiobooks on CD), children's materials, the young adult collection, and fiction materials for adults.  The circulation services desk is housed on this floor and is the primary location for returning and checking out materials, getting a library card, getting general questions answered from staff, and learning about what your library has to offer.  You will find a small selection of computer for public use, access to bestsellers and new materials, and photocopying/scanning services.

The second floor houses the auditorium for larger programming, a vending machine for assorted drinks and beverages, our impressive genealogy collection and Texas History Collection for public use, newspapers, seating areas, scanning services, magazines, and our conference room.  Public restrooms are also located on this floor, as well as the first floor.  There are no public restrooms located in the basement.  The second floor also houses the library's administrative office, as well as the library director's office, and staff works space for the Information Services Manager and the Technical Services department.

We invite you to come to the Main Library and make our facility part of your regular routine.  We offer a host of amazing services for the community to utilize, so come make the most of them.


  1. 1st Floor, Children's Area

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  2. 1st Floor, Foyer

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  3. 1st Floor, Story Room

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  4. 1st Floor, Teen Zone

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  5. 2nd Floor, Auditorium

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  6. 2nd Floor, Conference Room

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  7. Basement, Makerspace

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