Explore & Discover at the Working Men’s Institute

Founded in 1838, the Working Men’s Institute (WMI) is Indiana’s oldest continuously operating library. We provide library services to residents of New Harmony and surrounding areas. In addition, the WMI’s special collections and second floor museum house treasures from the community’s impressive history.

The WMI also provides a variety of programs, events, and lectures covering a vast array of topics and interests.

Whether you are young or old, a resident, a tourist, an amateur researcher or a professional scholar, the WMI has something for you.

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From best sellers and page turners to rare books, videos and more, find it here.



So much to see and do, you’ll have trouble describing your visit to friends.



See and sign up for all our classes, lectures, workshops and programs.



Apply for a grant or schedule a session in our amazing archives.


Newest Arrivals

The Women

by Kristin Hannah

Unnatural Death

by Patricia Cornwell

The Berry Pickers

by Amanda Peters

Three-Inch Teeth

by C.J. Box

Fourth Wing

by Rebecca Yarros

Holmes, Marpole, and Poe

by James Patterson

New Harmony is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend excursion. Begin your adventure at the Working Men’s Institute. Then discover the other delightful sites and happenings our unique community has to offer. So look around. There is much to uncover. Let New Harmony create lasting memories for you and your family and friends.

Educating Our Community with Your Support

Your contribution enables the Working Men’s Institute to continue serving the public. Thank you for your generosity!