Cordova Public Library
622 First Street
Cordova, Alaska 99574

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-8
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 1-5

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Welcome to the Cordova Public Library!

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The first library in Cordova began as a “reading room” within the cozy walls of the Red Dragon. Rev. Eustace Ziegler thought it important to offer the men working on the Copper River and Northwest Railway proper recreational opportunities and ran an informal lending library in the clubhouse. “A fireplace in the center of the room was kept burning for cheer,”  stated Ziegler.

Located on donated railroad property, the Red Dragon still stands as a testament to Ziegler’s efforts. In June of 1925 the women’s guild of St. George’s Episcopal Church opened the book collection to the public creating Cordova’s first public library. Since that time the library has occupied the Adams building and the Windsor Hotel before moving to its present location in the Centennial Building in 1971. Planning is now underway to create a new library and museum—the Cordova Center—a multi-purpose facility designed to meet the needs of Cordovans well into the future!

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