NAFC Library Building

Main Library Address

180 West Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Phone

(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
Sunday CLOSED

Galena Digital Library Address

6954 Hwy 150

Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

 

Phone

(812) 949-3060

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday

11 AM – 7 PM

 

Friday – Saturday

9 AM – 5:30 PM

Library Mission:

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

Strategic Plan

Click here to view our 2018 Strategic Plan 

The Library and the Carnegie Center for Art and History, a branch of the Library, have long been important pillars in our community. Often known for being warehouses of resources and materials we have evolved into much more. The Library (includes the Carnegie Center) is continually embracing and investing in new technology, expanding services through outreach, providing opportunities for continued education, and contributing to community workforce growth. The Library’s focus is to move away from the idea of just good enough to a new model of providing great service, striving for excellence in meeting patron needs and becoming a vital community center.

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 2018:

  • New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1 and Tuesday, January 2
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday – Monday, January 15
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 28
  • Independence Day – Wednesday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 3
  • Veterans Day – Sunday, November 11 (additional day off for any Veteran employees)
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23
  • Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24
  • Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25
  • New Year’s Eve – Monday, December 31
  • New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1

Library Staff In Service Days (Library Closed):

  • President’s Day (Library Staff In Service) – Monday, February 19
  • ILF District Conference Host – Friday, April 20
  • Columbus Day (Library Staff In Service) – Monday, October 8