Harrison County Public Library

Harrison County Public Library


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The Harrison County Public Library Welcomes You!

The Harrison County Public Library is located at 105 North Capitol Avenue in historic Corydon, Indiana. In addition to hosting a collection of thousands of circulating materials, we offer a wide variety of services to the community including:

  • Public Computer Workstations with printing and scanning
  • Public Internet Access
  • Online Databases
  • Conference room with Video Conferencing and Kitchenette
  • Youth Programs
  • Adult Programs
  • Faxing
  • Public Copy Machine
  • Ellison Die Cut Machine
  • Local and National News and Periodicals
  • DVD Checkout

And MUCH more!








Mission Statement

The Purpose of the Harrison County Public Library, a tax supported public service organization, is to provide a comprehensive collection of materials in a variety of media that records knowledge, ideas and culture in an attempt to meet the informational, professional, cultural, recreational, and educational needs of all the community's residents, regardless of age or formal schooling. Particular emphasis is placed on supporting students at all academic levels and on stimulating youth interests and appreciation for reading and learning, and extending outreach services for special needs and special groups.

The Library assembles, preserves, organizes, and offers guidance in the use of printed, audio-visual, machine readable, computer, digital and other electronic materials that enable residents to:

1.      Find reliable and current information and keep pace with significant ideas and progress in all fields of knowledge.

2.      Become more familiar with their cultural heritage and with the history and literary heritage of the local community.

3.      Supplement formal study and encourage informal self-education to include a literacy tutoring program.

4.      Become more enlightened citizens.

5.      Develop their creative capacities and increase their appreciation of the arts, literature and sciences.

6.      Become more capable in their occupations.

7.      Promote personal and social well-being through an enjoyment of reading.

The Harrison County Public Library is a growing resource for the community!

We recently acquired new space in the building adjacent to the current Library, and construction is underway to renovate the space, creating a spacious, well-organized environment for public service and education.

Formerly known as the Corydon Public Library, the Library assumed a new name in 1998 after receiving public support to become a county-wide free public Library. All residents of Harrison County with valid identification are entitled to a free Library card.

The Library first opened in December of 1914 at 117 West Beaver Street. This structure, one of the original Carnegie libraries, now serves as the Frederick Porter Griffin Center for Local History and Genealogy.

Visit us!

The Harrison County Public Library is located at 105 North Capitol Avenue (Highway 337), at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Chestnut Street. Parking is available along Chestnut Street and Beaver Street, and parking lots are available at the corner of Chestnut and Water Street, and directly behind the Library. Both book and media (VHS, DVD and audio books) drops are located in the alley behind the library for your convenience. There are also drop slots located in the wall of the library facing Chestnut Street.

View driving directions and maps to the Harrison County Public Library, courtesy of MapQuest. (This will open a new window)

If you can't visit us, consider taking a Virtual Tour of the Library.






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Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

105 North Capitol Avenue, Corydon, IN 47112