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"I am so grateful to everyone at the library. They are always helpful and welcoming. The Batesville Memorial Public Library is incredible! The services they provide benefit the entire community, all in an educational, comfortable, and safe environment. What a fun place to visit." --- Jill Z., Batesville, IN

Today's public library is a dynamic community center that emphasizes lifelong education and literacy in many forms. Here you'll find shelves of books, magazines and newspapers, certainly, but also films on DVD, books and information in digital format, public computers and WiFi, business and entrepreneurship information, special collections, art, and people...

At the BMPL, you'll find people meeting and exchanging ideas, people reading and finding materials for low-vision readers, people studying and learning, people playing and trying new technologies, people learning how to read and enjoying a live concert, people searching their genealogy on microfilm and searching the stars with a telescope.

Welcome to the Batesville Memorial Public Library, located in beautiful southeastern Indiana.

Library Hours:

  • Sunday (During the school year) ... 1:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Monday - Thursday ... 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday ... 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday ... 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The library is closed on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Mother's Day
  • Sunday before Memorial Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Sundays (when school is not in session)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
Library Management

Library Director
Kim Porter, MLS

Library Board of Trustees
Mark Stenger President
Anne Amrhein Vice-President
Thomas Barnett Secretary
Peter Mack
Mark Masavage
Jeff Ollier
Nance Widdowson

The Library Board of Trustees meets at the library on the 4th Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise scheduled. See the library's Master Calendar for exact dates and times.

General Information

Because the Batesville Memorial Public Library is part of the Evergreen Indiana Consortium, card holders in our library district can search for and borrow materials from any of the other 100 or so Evergreen libraries in the state.  Click the links below for more Evergreen Indiana information:

The BMPL subscribes to numerous searchable databases that our card holders can use for free. Most of these databases require your bar code and/or a PIN. Contact us to receive your 4-digit PIN.

The photo on the right shows the statue outside the library on Walnut Street. Titled "Paper Airplanes: Journeys of the Imagination," this sculpture by Gary Lee Price is "about fantasy and enjoying our childhood and all of its wonders."

    About us

    Library Hours :
    Sunday (During school year) : 1:00 - 5:00 pm
    Monday - Thursday : 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Library District :
    The City of Batesville, Indiana, plus those parts of Laughery and Adams Townships in Ripley County that are in the Batesville School District, and all of Ray Township in Franklin County.

    Mission Statement :
    The mission of the Batesville Memorial Public Library is to help the people of the community in their pursuit of information and education, as well as vocational and recreational endeavors, by providing current materials, services, and programs.

    Contact us
    Batesville Memorial Public Library
    131 N Walnut St
    Batesville, IN 47006
    812.934.6288 (fax)