Seneca Public Library

606 Main Street
Seneca, KS 66538

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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.
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