Osborne Carnegie Research Library

category : Genealogy
Osborne Carnegie Research Library The Osborne Carnegie Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1912, the brick structure was funded by a local tax and a grant from the Carnegie Foundation. It was based on the plans for the Carnegie Library in Stockton, Kansas, which in turn was built according to plans for the Carnegie Library in Riverside, Iowa. From 1912 through 1995 it served the community as the Osborne Carnegie Library, and is now a regional genealogical & historical research center operated by the Osborne County Genealogical and Historical Society.

Admission: Donations accepted
Hours: Open Monday - Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM to Noon
Address: 307 West Main
Phone: 785-346-9437

Come visit us in Osborne, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Osborne County Museum Complex

The Osborne County Museum Complex offers an opportunity to visit the past with memorabilia dating back to the pioneer days.

On Exhibit

* Horse-drawn farm machinery
* Stonemason's tools
* Medical equipment

Osborne, KS Museums

Osborne County Pioneers Memorial

This simple elegant sphere-topped white marble column was dedicated in 1929 to preserve the memory and spirit of Osborne County's first generation of settlers. It is located on the northeast corner of the historic courthouse square.

Osborne, KS Memorials

Osborne County Courthouse

A visit to the Osborne County Courthouse will show the use of the area's popular post rock material in its Romanesque Revival styling. Built in 1907-1908 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places,

Osborne, KS Historic Courthouses


The Osborne visitor can enjoy outdoor activities at the municipal swimming pool, Sanders Baseball Complex, Osborne Gun Club Shooting Range, tennis courts, three miles of bike trails, or just spend some time enjoying one of three parks located in the community.

Osborne, KS Recreation

Geodetic Center of North America

The Geodetic Center of North America was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 1973. It is not to be confused with the Geographic Center of the Continental United States, which is located some 50 miles to the north near Lebanon, Kansas.

Osborne, KS Geographical Markers

Things to do Genealogy near Osborne, KS

The Salina Library and Campbell Room

The Salina Public Library collection consists of over 180,000 volumes as well as 3,000 videos. Catalog and checkout are compu...