Founded in 1998, the Elmo R. Willard III Branch Library is named for the late civil rights lawyer and Beaumont native, who practiced law here with Theodore R. Johns.
In partnership with Johns, and in association with the NAACP, Willard worked many civil rights cases. Helping win the desegregation of public parks, local schools, and Lamar State College of Technology, as well as cafes, restaurants, and other public facilities in the Beaumont area.
Library Features and Amenities
- Book Drop
- Available 24/7
- In back of the library
- More than 51,000 titles available for loan
- Inter-library loan
- 10 computers for public use
- Children’s section with storytelling stage
- Public meeting room for 50
- DVDs and Blu-Ray movies for loan
- Audiobooks for loan
- eBooks and eAudiobooks for loan
- Copy/Fax Machine