About Us

It is our mission to provide access to historical, recreational, educational, and cultural materials and services free of charge to all community residents, regardless of age, race, class, or gender.

When you obtain a Willard Library card, you are celebrating an Evansville tradition of 120 years—patronage of the oldest public library in Indiana.

The Willard Library staff looks forward to providing you with the personalized service for which the Library has been known since 1885.

Library Board of Trustees Meetings

The 9-member Willard Library Board of Trustees conducts their regular meetings in the Willard Library Bayard Room, 2nd Floor, the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except in May and August. In May, the meeting is the 2nd Monday and is an annual meeting, per library charter. All meetings are 4pm CT.

In the month of August, the Trustees have no meeting.