606 Main Street
The Seneca Free Library is located at the corner of 6th and Main Streets. The library occupies an old stone church that was built in 1867 by the Unitarian-Universalist Society. In 1931, the Unitarian-Universalist Society disbanded and the building became the Seneca Free Library. In 1998, the Library expanded to include a new reading room, a new microfilm room, a children's reading room, a new video and audio collection room and internet access.
This public library serves a community of about 2,300 people. The library has a collection of approximately 15,000 books, and audio and videotapes. All genealogy resources are located in the "Kansas Collection." History of Nemaha County, by Ralph Tennal is useful, but deteriorating. A microfiche copy is also available. The library also has several other resources on Nemaha County including compilations of birth, marriage and death records from 1885-1904. The library owns several different editions of plat maps of the county and a copy of the only cemetery book of the county. Photocopying is available at a charge of ten (10) cents per page.