NAFC Library Building


180 West Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150


(812) 944-8464

Hours of Operation

Monday 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Library Mission:

To support the growth and creativity of an engaged, informed, and connected community. 

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will provide:

  1. Facilities for research and intellectual pursuits
  2. A diverse collection of print, non-print, and digital resources
  3. Excellent customer service to patrons in the use of its collections
  4. Opportunities for lifelong learning
  5. Staff, financial assistance and oversight of the Carnegie Center for Art and History

View our Strategic Plan (2013-2017)

The library subscribes to the belief that there should be no limitations in its service because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation and that there will be no special privilege for class, group or position in the community.

Library History

Libraries in New Albany can be traced as far back as 1855. The local school board saw the wisdom of establishing a permanent public library in 1884, which opened a year later in the first of five different locations.

The current Carnegie Center for Art and History was the fourth home of the Library, which opened in 1904. This was made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Foundation. There were 2,100 registered patrons and 11,000 books in 1905.

Flash forward more than 100 years and the Library has become independent from the school system and serves the whole county.

Serving 75,000 people, and with a circulating collection of 400,000+ items, the Library has become a multi-faceted, computerized cornerstone of our community’s fabric and heritage. The current library building opened in 1969 and underwent major renovations in 1998.

Our Library locations over the years

Library Closing Dates

The library will be closed on the following dates during 2017:

  • New Year’s Day – Monday, January 2 (observed)
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday – Monday, January 16
  • President’s Day (Library Staff In Service) – Monday, February 20
  • St. Patrick’s Day (Library Staff In Service) – Friday, March 17
  • Easter – Sunday, April 16
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 29
  • Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 4
  • Columbus Day (Library Staff In Service) – Monday, October 9
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
  • Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24
  • Christmas Day – Monday, December 25
  • Christmas Eve Observance – Tuesday, December 26
  • New Year’s Eve – Sunday, December 31
  • New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1
  • New Year’s Eve Observance – Monday, January 2

Note: The library will be open on Veteran’s Day – Saturday, November 11.