The Lawson McGhee Public Library is the main library for Knoxville, Tennessee. It is located at 500 West Church Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The Beck Cultural Exchange Center, the East Tennessee Historical Center and numerous library branches are also associated with the Lawson McGhee Public Library.
The library was established in 1885 with a $50,000 donation from Knoxville businessman Charles McClung McGhee, and named for McGhee's daughter, May Lawson McGhee, who had died suddenly in 1883.
Coordinates: 35°57′47″N 83°55′08″W / 35.963°N 83.919°W / 35.963; -83.919
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