• "Libraries, the one place anyone can enter be enriched and not have to spend a dime."

    Lucinda Clark

  • "This message is found near the main entrance to Pattee Library at the Pennsylvania State University: 'The true university is a collection of books.'"

    Christine Mabon
  • "My father told me that libraries are the best and most underused resources in our country. I'd sometimes skip school and spend the whole day at the library."

    Alison L. McLennan
  • "As I wandered the aisles of our town library, my 'adult' library card in my hand for the first time, I felt like I was clutching the precious invitation to every party, every club, every conversation I'd ever wanted to join."

    Renée Minus White
  • "Libraries help folks travel to faraway places, and help to educate people."

    Renée Minus White


Welcome to Library Quotes - a searchable database of quotes about libraries, reading, books, literacy, and more. So many well-known people have articulated their love for the library. This collection of quotes enables libraries and advocates to use those words to help them make the case for libraries in their communities. Explore the links at left to search for quotes, read search tips, learn about ways to use quotes, and find out more information about the partners in this project. For questions or comments about this website, please e-mail united@ala.org.