Colfax Public Library

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The historic Colfax Public Library was built in 1913 with funds from the Andrew Carnegie Library Grant Program and has retained its original 1913 Tudor Revival exterior.  The Library features adult and children’s reading materials, a small computer lab, local historical records, and other resources. The basement lounge is available for rent. The library also features educational programs for children and adults throughout the year.

The Colfax Public Library was first established in 1800’s. The current library building has 2,400 square feet. The average monthly attendance is 700 and the monthly circulation is 1,400.

The services at the Library include:

  • Public Access Computers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Printing and Copies
  • E-books and Audio Books through Bridges Consortium
  • Toddler Story Time
  • Lower Level Meeting Room
  • Free Fax Service – Sending only
  • Game days
  • Book Club
  • Adult Coloring

There is a special display case located in the library for Colfax native, James Norman Hall, who wrote Mutiny on the Bounty in 1932.