Carnegie Branch

Brooklyn Branch

Carnegie Branch - 244 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201 - Phone:(517) 788-4087

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Carnegie Branch is located downtown Jackson on West Michigan Ave.

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Branch Hours

Monday - Thursday 9 - 9

Friday 9 - 6

Saturday 10 - 5


Size: 22,750 Square Foot

Opened: 1906

Building Built: 1906

Branch History

In 1901 Andrew Carnegie donated $70,000 for the construction of a library building in the city of Jackson.

The Carnegie building became the main branch for the newly created district in 1978. In 1981, with a bequest from Mrs. Mable MinterVan Orman, a circular structure was built at the rear of the library. This added an elevator, history room, back lobby and a children's storytelling room.

The Carnegie building was designated a State Historical site in 1979 and a National Historical site in 1980.