In 1949, a group of citizens heard an appeal made by Lois Green, director of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) that Phenix City was the only town in the state with a population over 25,000 to not offer a library to the public. Less than a decade later, on March 26, 1957, the Phenix City Library was established in a small house on Thirteenth Street. Over the years, the library has changed locations several times. First to the historic Post Office building on Fourteenth Street, opposite to the court house in 1964, and then to our current location in the Central Annex Building on 17th Avenue in 1998. While trends and technology have changed greatly in the 60+ years since its establishment, The Phenix City-Russell County Library strives to offer a variety of services, including research and learning opportunities, to both its patrons and to the public at large. We encourage you to visit!