A Welcoming Place to Inspire the Mind
Mayor Gentry Jones proclaimed Allen Public Library Day on October 22, 1967, when the Allen Public Library (APL) first opened its doors as an all-volunteer organization. The library became a city department in 1971. In February 2005, the library opened in its current location at 300 North Allen Drive.
First Floor Layout
|Second Floor Layout|
In addition to a variety of amenities, the current facility includes a convenient drive-through drop-off box located on the south side of the building, off Coats Drive. Books, videos and other library materials can be returned any time using the drive-through.
The library also features a café located in the gallery operated by Food for Thought Market & Cafe. Operating hours and specials can be found on their Facebook page.