Circulation Department

Circulation is where you check out items, return items, renew items, get a card, place a hold, register for homebound services, reserve a meeting room, and more. Circulation also helps you with meeting room reservations.


Reference and Local History provides reference services, local history and genealogy research, Internet access, and more.

Children's area

Children’s services hosts a variety of regular storytimes and activities, as well as special programs for kids and parents.

Young Adult area

Young Adult services provides a space that invites teens to socialize, study, and find books, graphic novels, audiobooks, DVDs, and magazines especially selected for teens.

Carnegie Museum

The Carnegie Museum promotes public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and culture of Montgomery County. Admission is always free.


The library presents monthly art exhibits in our Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery, located on the first floor. Multiple artists are usually on display at one time.


If the Crawfordsville District Public Library does not own the book or have the article that you need, we can attempt to borrow it from another library through our Interlibrary Loan service. This service is free, supported by the Friends of the Library.


Internet access is available via log on (library card + password, or guest pass obtained at the Circulation desk) or via free wireless connectivity throughout our building for users with wireless-enabled laptops or other mobile devices. See our Internet Acceptable Use Policy.


Reader’s Advisory can help you decide what to read next. Read reviews, get recommendations, or join a book club. You don’t need a library card to join our book clubs.

Friends Book Sale area

The Friends of the Library organization is composed of local citizens with special talents who lend support to all types of learning for children and adults, and who participate in the monthly book sale.

Meeting Rooms

The Crawfordsville District Public Library Board of Trustees welcomes the use of its meeting rooms by responsible organizations. Rooms are provided to accomplish the mission of the Library. Our mission is to provide collections, services, and programs that encourage the love of reading and learning in our community. The Board reserves the right to review and/or deny any request for use of meeting rooms.