Welcome to the Rushville Public Library

"A library book...is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, is their only capital." — Thomas Jefferson


The Rushville Public Library will have special holiday hours from December 16th through January 1st. Holiday hours are listed below:
Saturday, December 16th - 9 AM - 1 PM
Monday, December 18 - Thursday, December 21 - 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday, December 22 - 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, December 23 - 9 AM - 1 PM
Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) - CLOSED
Tuesday, December 26 - Thursday, December 28 - 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday, December 29 - 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, December 30 - 9 AM - 1 PM

After-School Holiday Programs

The Rushville Public Library will hold two after-school programs for student K-12. 
The first after-school program is for K-5th graders and will be held on Monday, December 4th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Boys and girls are asked to bring a wrapped gift - something from home that they no longer want (little brothers or sisters not allowed). Miss Pam will play Christmas Bingo with the children and everyone will take home a present! Refreshments will also be served.

Thank You, Beacon Credit Union and All Who Voted for Us!

Thanks to the diligent voting of our library friends, the Rushville Public Library was rewarded with $250 to help pay for the Penguin Encounters in September. Angela at Beacon Credit Union handed us a check recently. We could not have done this without everyone voting. So we thank you all!
More than 375 people came through on September 16th to see Sandy the Penguin from the Newport Aquarium. The program was a great success.

History in Your Own Backyard Video

Check out this terrific video about the history of library services in Rushville and Rush County and our Rushville Public Library.
Click HERE.
See other History in Your Own Backyard Videos at www.historyinyourownbackyard.com.

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First, follow these easy steps:

1. Renew or get a Rushville Public Library card. Be in good standing (pay your fines). Ask us for a 4-digit PIN number.

2. On your device, go to the Google Play store or Apple App store and look for Axis360. Download the app and search for Rushville Public Library (Indiana, not Illinois!). 

3. Use your Library ID (barcode number) and the 4-digit PIN number to log in. 

4. Browse our collection and make your selection! Please return books promptly when you are finished reading them.

5. Ask any of our library staff members for assistance either in person or over the phone.

Already know what you are doing? Click here to visit our "Magic Wall" to check out E-Books!

Need help installing the Axis360 on your Kindle device? Click here!

General information on getting started with E-Books through Axis360 - click here.



Start your genealogy research with HeritageQuest! Access it from a library computer or log in from home with your library card. 

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Thanks to the Rushville D.A.R. for donating our subscription.


Thanks to the Margaret Fleeger Estate, you can use Ancestry.com free on a Rushville Public Library computer ONLY (sorry).

Find Books and More!

You can search our card catalog system to find the book, movie, or other library item you need.


Monday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM 
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Phone - (765) 932-3496


The library is on the northeast corner of Third and Morgan Streets

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You can visit or send us mail at 130 W Third St, Rushville, IN, 46173
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INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents.