Asked in History of the United StatesLibraries and Library HistoryCaptain America
Who created the library in America?
January 11, 2008 1:27AM
The Library Company is America's first successful lending library and oldest cultural institution. It was founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin as a subscription library supported by its shareholders, as it is to this day. See: http://www.librarycompany.org/about/index.htm
-- Libarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa