The Martin Branch of the Rapides Parish Library System is a landmark in the Pineville community. In 1950, the children of Mildred B. Martin endowed the library in her honor. Mrs. Martin was the wife of prominent Pineville businessman Roy O. Martin, Sr., and through the continuing generosity of the Martin family, the library has expanded its building and made extensive renovations.
The Martin Branch serves the Pineville community and is easily accessible to Louisiana College, Pineville High School, Pineville Junior High School, and several elementary schools. Located in the older business district of Pineville, the library is also close to Central State Hospital, a mental health facility.
Summer Reading Program
Every summer the library participates in the state-wide Summer Reading Program.
Fridays 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Currently offering live virtual storytime on the Rapides Parish Library general Facebook page at fb.me/rapideslibrary
Guided tours of the library and special story times can be arranged upon request.
(A Friends of the Rapides Library used-book sale)
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed periodically during meetings and classes. Please call before coming.
Learn information about our meeting room, and how to make a reservation by clicking here.
801 West Shamrock
Pineville, LA 71360
Phone (318) 442-7575
Fax (318) 449-4946
Text 318-474-8079 for safe pick up.
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm