The Fort Collins
Public Library is the public library of the city of Fort Collins, Colorado
, US and an administrative department of the city government. The library as an institution dates from the late nineteenth century when a collection was housed on South College Avenue in downtown. It was the sixth public library in the state.
The Carnegie Library building, located in Library Park (formerly Lincoln Park) was used to house the library collection until 1974, when the current Main Branch was constructed on the east side of Library Park. The former Carnegie Library now houses the Fort Collins Museum.The library maintains the Barton Early Childhood Center and, in partnership with Front Range
Community College, the Harmony Library. The library also participates in innovative cooperative projects with the local school district and Colorado State University