Livingston Municipal Library


The Livingston Municipal Library attempts, within its financial means, to collect, organize, to make accessible, and distribute library materials to meet the informational needs of individuals and groups, to facilitate informal self-instruction, to encourage positive recreation and constructive use of leisure time, and to act as a supplemental resource in the formal education of the children and young people in the community.


Located in an unused jury room of the Polk County Courthouse, the original library was sponsored by the Study Club and the local PTA. The library opened with 600 books, half of which were on loan from the Texas State Library. By May 2014, Livingston Municipal Library, formally Murphy Memorial Library, opened its new location on Tyler Avenue in Livingston. In 2014, the Livingston Municipal Library received a Tocker Foundation grant to digitize and make accessible historic issues of Polk County newspapers.

(936) 327-4252


707 North Tyler Avenue
Livingston, TX 77351


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Livingston Municipal Library, partner contributing to The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed November 30, 2023.

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