New England Carnegies

A site that honors the libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund

Berkley Public Library

Berkley, Massachusetts

Architect unknown

Style unlisted

1 North Main Street, Berkley MA  02779-1311

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1918:  Andrew Carnegie gave $5,000 to the town to build the library.

1919:  The library opened on Saturday, December 12th without fanfare, in deference to World War activity.

Both the interior and exterior of the library have changed very little since its opening.  The Soldiers Monument Association finished the basement early on.

Information and original photo were supplied by Berkley Public Library staff.

2005 photos