City of thomson Departments


The Thomson-McDuffie County Library serves McDuffie County in Northeast Georgia, a land area of 256 square miles and a population estimated by the Office of Planning and Budgets to be 22,209.


The present-day The Thomson-McDuffie County Library has served area residents since 1937. Known as Thomson Community Library at its inception, it was originally located in the Woman's Club building on the site of the old Masonic Lodge. The Woman's Club eventually gave the library and the building to the city of Thomson. In addition to housing the library, the Woman's Club building was also used by local garden clubs and other organizations for their meetings. 

The Thomson-McDuffie County Library joined Bartram Trail Regional Library System in 1974. In 1980 the library moved into a renovated U.S. Post Office Building on Main Street. After only five years in this 2,500 square foot building, use of the library more than doubled, forcing it to seek out yet another new home. 

In 1987, the Thomson-McDuffie County Board of Trustees, chaired by Don McCorkle, cooperated with city and county government and private donors to provide funding for a new 13,500 square foot facility at its current address, 338 Main Street. At this time the library was named the Thomson/McDuffie County Library to acknowledge the City of Thomson's heightened involvement in the library and its operation.

Friends Of The Library

Supporting Your Local Library
The Friends support the library staff and promote the library's programs in the community. Special projects sponsored by the friends include: 
- Book Fairs 
- Summer Reading Clubs 
- Used Book Sales 

Library Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm 
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Closed Sunday


The Thomson-McDuffie County Library is located at 338 Main Street in Thomson, Georgia. For a map and to find detailed directions, please click here.

Susan Harris

Library Services Coordinator & Branch Manager
Phone: 706-595-1341