The Working Men’s Institute is a full service public library serving New Harmony and Harmony Township as well those parts of Posey County served by the Alexandrian Public Library in Mount Vernon, and the Poseyville Carnegie Public Library in Poseyville, due to reciprocal borrowing agreements we maintain with those two libraries.

Library Hours

Sun: Noon – 4 PM
Tues – Thurs: 10 AM. – 7 PM
Fri & Sat: 10 AM – 4:30 PM
(All times Central)

Borrowing Privileges & Lending Policy

To create a library account and obtain free borrowing privileges, residents of New Harmony or Harmony Township may visit the Working Men’s Institute with a proper form of identification and proof of address. Non-residents may obtain borrowing privileges by paying a fee. Public Library Access Cards (PLAC) may also be purchased for $65.00.

Individuals with library cards from other Indiana libraries may also be eligible to check out materials due to the statewide reciprocal borrowing agreement. Click here for a list of participating libraries.

Books, magazines, and DVDs may be checked out for a period of two weeks. One renewal may be requested, in person or by phone (812-682-4806), for each item checked out. Fines may be charged for overdue items at a rate of 5¢ per day. Borrowing privileges may be revoked for failure to return items. Patrons may also be charged a replacement fee for any lost or damaged materials.

Library Services

Online Catalog

Wondering if a book or video is in our collection? Curious about books related to one you’re reading? Find out before you visit. Our online catalog lets you “browse the shelves” from home, work or anywhere.


There’s more than one way to read a book! If your favorite is a tablet or other screen, we give you access to hundreds of thousands of ebooks in every genre.

Other Services

  • Public access computers: use onsite at no charge
  • Copies: 10¢ per page for black & white, 25¢ per page for color
  • Fax: $1 per document up to 6 pages.  Each additional page is 25¢.
  • Tax forms: no charge
  • Notary services
  • Voter registration forms: no charge