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Photo: Lori GrumetAbilene is a city with a real hometown feel. I encountered this warmth and welcome when I arrived to be your new City Librarian in November of 2014. I was so honored to be selected to lead this fine library system.


Did you know you can: Use a computer, check out a book, read a magazine or newspaper, search for your family history, find help preparing a resume or filling out a job application, type the great American novel, listen to stories, make crafts to take home, learn about science, landscaping, nutrition and so much more?

The programming and services at the library are as broad as your needs for access to information. We are continuously expanding our reach to meet more members of the public where they are, and to fill their needs. This fine taxpayer funded service is yours, prepaid by you, your friends, and your neighbors through their taxes.

Return on investment is a very important business concept. While we know intrinsically that we offer value to you, our patrons, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission report formula indicates that in 2014 and beyond, Abilene Public Library returned value on every dollar spent at a rate of 6:1 or approximately twelve million dollars back to the community in valuable services for every two million spent running the library system.

We are proud of the service we provide and want to continuously improve what we do. To that end we are updating our web presence and social media. Our new website is driven by our wish to get the best we have to offer into your hands. Whether you enjoy traditional print materials or the modern convenience of electronic media, we are here for you.

It is my charge to provide the best access to information and resources for education, recreation and quality of life to the community of Abilene. I am proud to serve you. I hope you will make the Abilene Public Library your home away from home. Feel free to Email Me on how we can further fulfill your needs. We will do our very best to be of service.

Lori Grumet,
City Librarian

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MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM - 6PM
Sundays | 1PM - 6PM

MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

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