About Us

December 4, 2017/by Digital Services

Board Minutes 1894 – 1911

Library Board minutes from 1894 - 1911
March 12, 2015/by Digital Services

Board Minutes 1912 – 1924

Library Board minutes from 1912-1924
March 11, 2015/by Digital Services


Interested in working at the library? Stop by the library's Information & Reference Desk during open hours to fill out an application.
December 1, 2017/by Digital Services

Historical Annual Reports

Annual reporting of the library's collection, its Board members, annual circulation data and more from the library's archives, 1896 to the present.
March 20, 2015/by Digital Services

Historical Photos

From the library's archives, view photos from the earliest library in Eau Claire located in the Putnam and Ingram Buildings to our present location.
June 29, 2015/by Digital Services

Library Policies

Library Policies: Administrative, Circulation and Collection Development Management, Customer Relations, Human Resources, Library Services
August 24, 2009/by Digital Services

Library Speaks

Scripts from a weekly radio program, "The Library Speaks" broadcast on WEAU radio in 1938.
March 11, 2015/by Digital Services


December 1, 2017/by Digital Services

The New Library Building

In August, 1973, John Morris, president of the Library Board, presented to the City Council a request to authorize hiring an architect to draw plans for a new library.
March 12, 2015/by Digital Services

The Public Library-1860

On December 28, 1859, a group of men met at the home of Dr. David H. Ketchum and formed a library association with an election of trustees that included Thomas Barland. The first librarian was Henry C. Putnam.
March 11, 2015/by Digital Services


The library has many volunteer opportunities available. Friends of the Library coordinates library volunteers and sponsers other activities such as our books sales.
March 27, 2007/by Digital Services
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