The Lovett Memorial Library, located at the corner of Houston and Foster streets, houses over 48,000 items. Patrons have access to over 3,000 E-books and numerous databases. The present building was constructed in 1954 with a bequest from Henry and Fannie Lovett. Major interior modifications to the library were completed in 1999 through a grant from the Pampa Lovett Library Foundation, including the installation of an elevator, a second-story bridge and numerous other Texas Fire Code and ADA-mandated structural modifications. In 2014 the Pampa Lovett Memorial Library Foundation replaced the tile flooring and repainted the inside and outside of the library. In 2015 they replaced the Circulation Desk. In 2017 they had a glass partition installed around the children’s area and then had window shades installed.
The library is open year-round except for all major holidays. Normal business hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday. The physical library includes an upstairs area with comfortable seating, public restrooms, and study tables. The downstairs facilities include the auditorium, the Texas Room, public restrooms, study tables, a children’s area, and public access computers.
Library support groups include the Library Advisory Board, Friends of the Library, Lovett Memorial Library Foundation and the Gray Pampa Foundation. Each group serves different purposes either by advising on policies or promotional efforts on behalf of the library and on overall policy.
We are also member of the Harrington Library Consortium (HLC) which provides our patrons with resources found in much larger library systems, particularly in digital on-line resources.
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- Ms. Guy, Library Director ([email protected])
- Ms. Bolin, Children’s Librarian/Assistant Library Director ([email protected])
- Ms. Snapp, Library Clerk/Technical Services/ Genealogy & local history ([email protected])
- Ms. Noble, Library Clerk/Interlibrary Loan/Display Coordinator/computer serv. ([email protected])
- Mr. Taylor, Part-time Clerk
- Ms. Barger, Part-time Clerk
Lovett Memorial Library e-mail address: [email protected]