About Us

Our Vision

Free access to information, infinite possibilities.


The mission of the Sweetwater Public Library is to provide materials and sources for the citizens of its service area; to provide Libray service that best meets the needs of these citizens; to encourage and assist the officials of city and county government to include these library services and needs in their planning and budgeting projections.

Our History

In 1905, some very distinguished people of Sweetwater gathered together to discuss the need for a library. 

 After much planning and organization, the Sweetwater Public Library Association was located in a vacant room in a school building donated by Colonel O.C. Hulvey.

In 1908, the library was moved to a small building on a plot of land, both of which were provided by Mrs. Bland E. Clark.  The name was then changed to the “Helen M. Cooke Memorial Library” in honor of Mrs. Clark’s sister.  

​In 1980, ground was broken for yet another bigger and better library building.  Funding donated by Mrs. Florine Jones Hall helped to make this happen.  Located on the corner of Biggs and Oak Streets now stands what is known as the Sweetwater Public Library.