The 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, 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, 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.
On the first floor you'll find access to our audiovisual collection (DVD'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 computers for public use, access to bestsellers and new materials, and photocopying/scanning services. Public restrooms are also available on this floor.
The second floor houses the auditorium for larger programming, a vending machine for assorted drinks and beverages, a lactation lounge for mothers, the genealogy collection and Texas History Collection for public use, and our conference room. Public restrooms are also located on this floor, but are only available during programming in the auditorium. The second floor also houses the library's administrative office, as well as the library director's office, and staff works space for the Technical Services and the Multimedia departments.
► ▼ 1st Floor, Children's AreaView Subfacility
► ▼ 1st Floor, StoryroomView Subfacility
► ▼ 1st Floor, Teen ZoneView Subfacility
► ▼ 2nd Floor, AuditoriumView Subfacility
► ▼ 2nd Floor, Conference RoomView Subfacility
► ▼ 2nd Floor, MezzanineView Subfacility
► ▼ Basement, NortheastView Subfacility
► ▼ Basement, WestView Subfacility