information provided on these pages was compiled from a number of sources,
including the librarians who work in those buildings every day.
If you want to learn more about
Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy and library endeavors, or about the libraries of
New England, see these print sources.
Bobinski, George S.
Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public
Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association,
Haller, Margaret E.
Libraries in New England. Fiskdale, Mass.: Bookcraft, 1991.
Horowitz, Helen Lefkowtz.
Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women's Colleges from Their
Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s. 2d ed. Amherst, Mass.:
University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.
Carnegie Libraries across America: a Public Legacy. New York: John
Martin, Robert Sidney.
Carnegie Denied: Communities Rejecting Carnegie Library Construction
Grants, 1898-1925. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.
Miller, Durand R., comp.
Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917: A List of Library
Buildings, Public and Academic, Erected with Funds Provided by Andrew Carnegie
and Carnegie Corporation of New York. New York: Carnegie
Corporation of New York, 1943.
Mohney, Kirk F.
Beautiful in all its Details: The Architecture of Maine's Public Library
Buildings, 1878-1942. Portland, Me.: Maine Preservation, 1997.
Reilly, Wayne E. "A
Century Ago Carnegie Helped Maine Libraries." Bangor Daily News,
March 1, 2004.
Van Slyck, Abigail.
Free to All: Carnegie Libraries and American Culture, 1890-1920.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.