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

Magnificent Turn-Out for Penguin Encounters

What a tremendous crowd we had for our Penguin Encounters on Saturday, September 16. We estimate when all was said and done, more than 375 people of all ages came through the library to catch a glimpse of "Sandy" from the Newport Aquarium. Dozens of children and adults petted Sandy and had their pictures taken with her. Needless to say, the program was deemed a success!


Finally, you can vote for something positive! You can vote for the Rushville Public Library and Rush County.
Our library applied for Beacon Credit Union’s “Project Spotlight” which is charitable giving campaign. We hoped to get nominated to win the Project Spotlight so that we could bring the Penguin Program from the Newport Aquarium to the Rushville Public Library during RushFest on September 16th.
Well! We were nominated! Hooray!

Outdoor Movie Cancelled

Our outdoor movie was cancelled due to wet weather. We will try to do an outdoor movie either later in July or August if weather permits.

Magician CR Ryan & Braden (June 13)

About 25 people in Arlington and about 75 people in Milroy enjoyed the wonderful magic show performed by CR Ryan and his son Braden.

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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 Indiana's Virtual Library.

INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents.