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Our Library is housed in a 1910 Queen Anne style former residence.

A history museum, genealogical section and an extensive reference section emphasize the local area.



Monday 9 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 11 am - 4 pm

NEW HOURS:  On Fridays we will stay open later, 9AM - 6PM, and on Saturdays we will open later in the morning, 11AM-4PM.  This will be permanent for the rest of the year.

Note: Library will be closed during inclement weather

Knoxville Public Library
112 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 277
Knoxville, PA 16928
(Tioga County)

Librarian: Ellen Williams
Assistant: Bonnie McCormack
Assistant: Deborah Berdanier

Phone: 814-326-4448

Online Resources

POWER Library

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library 3.0
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Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Hours:
Wed. Nov. 25 Open 9-12Noon
Fri. Nov. 27 CLOSED
Sat. Nov. 28 Open 11-4
Wed. Dec. 23 Open 9-12Noon
Sat. Dec. 26 CLOSED
Mon. Dec. 27 Open 9-1
Wed. Dec. 30 Open 9-1
Fri. Jan. 1 CLOSED
Sat. Jan. 2 Open 11-4
Sat. Dec. 19th at 11AM - Christmas Story Time
Summer Reading was all about heroes:  "Every Hero Has a Story" saw 6 weeks of fun Wednesday morning times to encourage kids to keep up their reading over the summer.  Shown are the superhero story wall, which posted stories about superheroes the kids imagined and drew, and also the Library staff getting ready for superhero Costume Day, when Spiderman came in through a window to catch a book thief!
Summer Reading
Summer Reading 2


Jane Austen Tea is set for Saturday, October 17th at 3PM. This is a time for all fans of this iconic writer to enjoy an elegant afternoon of lovely regency fashions, delicious goodies, trivia and even view an Austen film in our history room theatre! Reservations should be made ahead by calling the Library, and donations are appreciated for this event.

Spring, 2016
Knoxville Model Train, created by the Forsberg Family of Wellsville, NY, will be opened for display. This HO scale model interprets Knoxville during the 1950s, including 2 electric trains, the W.A.G. and the New York Central lines, and many businesses & residences as they appeared during that era. Come take a journey down memory lane, find an old memory, or bring the kids to learn something about our local history. The train will be officially unveiled in May, and will be open on a regular, limited schedule and by appointment after that time.




Winter Series for adults is a Monday evening once each month from January to April when we gather to watch a film, enjoy an historical topic, or discuss a book we have read.  In the past we have watched "Captain Phillips", "Monuments Men" or a film about the history of local tanneries, and even enjoyed an evening of humor done by the Hamilton Gibson "Acting Out" troupe, who are shown doing a fun sketch about a trip to the Iszard's department store in Elmira in days gone by.  These are always free and open to the the public, call the Library to see what is on tap for Winter 2016.



Crafters gather two evenings per month at the Library to learn, create and network ideas for works in progress.  Often the attendees take turns instructing a particular skill, and sometimes they gather to work on their own projects in the fun, social time together.  These occur on the first and third Mondays of each month, during the fall and spring.  Contact the Library for the schedule.

We have for sale:  Index to the Knoxville History, index to the Old Deerfield history, copies of the Old Deerfield history book, copies of the Knoxville Through the Eyes of Ivan Willard Edgcomb book, and various other local history items.  We no longer have copies of the Knoxville History book.

The Library Board meets on Tuesday at 7PM.

Call the Library @ 814-326-4448 Monday, Wednesday, Friday for information


* The Library may be closed during inclement weather

Current borrowers are urged to stop by the Library with I.D. to update their patron cards for use with the library's new computer system. The new system requires each person to update their information to get a new library card. Those under 18 need a parent to accompany them to update their information.
About the Library

  • We offer free access to Pennsylvania POWER Library.
  • We offer internet access to all patrons with a signed document available at the Librarians desk. Parental permission is required for all under 18 years old.
  • Our museum of local items is quite extensive. It contains many local history items.
  • We maintain an extensive genealogy section.
  • We offer large type books and also audio books for the visually impaired.
  • We deliver books and other materials to anyone in the community who is housebound.
Current Board Members
Beth Goodwin - President
Vance Steadman - Vice-President
Terri Cutiair - Secretary
Brenda Steadman - Treasurer
Eloise Kelts
Chris McClaren
Viola Mortimer
Teressa Sasserson
Erin Swimley
Online Resources

Browse and download thousands of eBooks and audio books to read or listen to on almost any portable device, like an iPod or MP3 player.
Download e-books. Download the latest best sellers, fiction, and nonfiction to your e-reader today!  E-books are now compatible with most smart phones and eReaders. See the list of Compatible devices by clicking on the link below. Contact the Library if you have questions on how to login.
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HeritageQuest© Online
Is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources--rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources--with coverage dating back to the 1700s--that can help people find their ancestors and discover a places past.Remote users log in with their library card numbers.

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