About Us

While newly renovated in 2010, the Madison Library District has been the center of the Rexburg area since we opened our doors in 1921.  Along with books, audiobooks, ebooks and eaudiobooks, we have DVDs and Blu-rays, free Internet access both with wi-fi and our public access computers, and activities and events for all ages. Learn about our upcoming events by signing up for library news delivered to your inbox.

The library offers accessibility services addressing the needs of older readers and persons with disabilities, including the Idaho State Talking Book Service. The library building is ADA compliant and the parking lot provides several stalls for those with disabilities. The library has a collection of more than 120,000 items and serves more than 36,000 patrons. About 800 people walk through our doors daily. Our book wagon provides outreach services to daycares as well as being a mobile branch during the Summer Reading period. We have free parking and wi-fi. 

Our Story:

In the fall of 1920, a group of civic-minded citizens met at the home of Mrs. S. H. Abbott, with Mayor John L. Ballif presiding to discuss the establishment of a public library in Rexburg. A committee of five ladies was appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws of the Rexburg Improvement League, which was to have as its main objectives the establishment of a library and other civic improvements. Members of the committee were Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. L. F. Rich, Mrs. C. W. Poole, Mrs. C. A. Walfrom, and Mrs. Parley Nelson.  


The results of that organization were as follows: The county commissioners gave the use of two connecting rooms in the courthouse; the Commercial Club donated tables and chairs; the City Council voted to donate $25 per month for the librarian’s salary; and the school superintendent cooperated in a drive for books which gathered 800 books, many of which were suitable for the library. Mrs. Parley Nelson was appointed librarian…

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Our Mission

The Madison Library District will:

  • Assemble, preserve, and make available materials, resources, and technology to the community in a variety of forms;
  • Support the ideals of intellectual freedom;
  • Provide a positive, friendly environment for the community to gather;
  • Serve as a center for lifelong learning and the enjoyment of reading.
Floor Plan of the Library

Floor Plan of the Library

Regular Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday - Wednesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Closures in 2024

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
  • February 19 – Presidents Day
  • March 22 – Staff Development Day
  • April 6 – Building Maintenance
  • May 25-27 – Memorial Day
  • June 19 – Juneteenth
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • August 31 – September 2 – Labor Day
  • September 20 – LCEI Conference
  • October 5 – Building Maintenance
  • October 31 – Closing at 5:00 pm
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
  • November 27 – Closing at 5:00 pm
  • November 28-30 – Thanksgiving
  • December 24-26 – Christmas
  • December 31 – New Year’s Eve
  • January 1, 2025 – New Year’s Day


73 North Center
Rexburg, Idaho 83440

We are located on Center Street, just north of Main Street, by the Historic Rexburg Tabernacle.

Contact Us

(208) 356-3461
24 Hour Phone Renewal: (208) 356-6658

Madison Library District

73 North Center
Rexburg, ID 83440
A public library.

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