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Welcome to the Batesville Memorial Public Library

Our dynamic library serves the residents of Batesville Indiana.  Batesville is situated on two county lines, Franklin and Ripley.   Our district includes Ray township in Franklin County, Laughery township and parts of Adams township in Ripley County.   We offer a wide variety of materials to our patrons of all ages including books, audiobooks, DVD’s, music CD’s, magazines, ukuleles and mobile hotspots.  We are a member of Evergreen Indiana which gives our patrons access to materials across the state of Indiana.  We are also members of the Indiana Digital Download Center by Overdrive that allows patrons free access to e-books, periodicals, audio books and streaming video via their electronic devices.  The library provides free access to computers with Internet access and Wi-Fi.  We have meeting rooms and spaces for study and the collaboration of ideas.  We provide avenues for lifelong learning through programming for all ages.  We are always seeking to improve, enhance and provide new services to our community.

Welcome to Batesville Memorial Public Library, in beautiful southeastern Indiana.



9AM – 8PM
9AM – 8PM
9AM – 8PM
9AM – 8PM
9AM – 5PM
10AM – 5PM

Library Closings

The library is closed on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Mother’s Day
  • Sunday before Memorial Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve

Meet Our Team

Kim PorterLibrary Director
Sandy DickeyChildren's Librarian
Cassie NashSystems Administrator
Denean WilliamsGenealogy Specialist
Candy BesslerBusiness Office Administrator
Judi CraigTechnical Services Librarian
Jane VierlingReference Librarian

Library Management

Library Director
Kim Porter, MLS

Library Board of Trustees
Mark Stenger President
Anne Amrhein Vice-President
Thomas Barnett Secretary
Peter Mack Treasurer
Mark Masavage
Jeff Ollier
Nance Widdowson

The Library Board of Trustees meets at the library on the 4th Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise scheduled. See the library’s Master Calendar for exact dates and times.

General Information

Because the Batesville Memorial Public Library is part of the Evergreen Indiana Consortium, card holders in our library district can search for and borrow materials from any of the other 100 or so Evergreen libraries in the state.  Click the links below for more Evergreen Indiana information:

The BMPL subscribes to numerous searchable databases that our card holders can use for free. Most of these databases require your bar code and/or a PIN. Contact us to receive your 4-digit PIN.