New England Carnegies

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

West Springfield Public Library

West Springfield, Massachusetts

Designed by Edward L. Tilton

Italian Renaissance Revival Style

200 Park Street, West Springfield MA  01089-3398

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1915:  Andrew Carnegie gave $25,000 to the town to build the library.

1916:  The library opened on October 25.

1959:  A new wing was opened on June 2.  The original Carnegie wing housed the children's collection.

1978:  Another new addition was built.  The original Carnegie wing housed the non-fiction collection.

2007:  The library was awarded a $40,000 Planning and Design Grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

2005 photos