September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!

This September, anyone who signs up for their library card will get to pick out a FREE book to keep and be entered to win a $5.00 movie pass (good for 10 movies & 11th is FREE)!

Your card will give you access to thousands of books, eBooks, books on CD, DVDs, BluRays, computers, laptops, magazines, newspapers, and more.  Everyone is welcome at the library.  You can also take advantage of the services we offer, such as printing, copying, scanning, and faxing.

Throughout the year, the library hosts activities for all ages, including LEGO Club, Family Movie Night, Story Time, Book Club, and other events.  Stop in to sign up for a library card, call us at 574-342-5655, or visit us online at   All Bourbon Township residents, Triton students and employees, and Bourbon Christian School students and employees receive FREE library cards.  Etna and Tippecanoe Township residents can also receive a FREE library card because their township trustees pay for a limited number of individual cards each year.  To sign up for your card, please bring your driver’s license with current address or a driver’s license and an official piece of mail with your current address.  We look forward to seeing you!



The TBL is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

To acess the TumbleBooks collection, click on the banner above. Patrons will need to enter their library card number when accessing the collection at home.


Practice here so you can pass your test at the BMV on your first try!

Get mobile!

axisapp_squre.jpgMOBILE APPS - Try our FREE mobile apps!  Find "Axis 360" to download ebooks more quickly and easily than every before!  Now you don't have to go through the Library's homepage each time.

Don't forget "Destiny Quest" managing your Library account. Download it. Open it.  Type in our URL: and then click Connect. Your user ID and password to log in are your library card number: P0000xxxx.  Let us know if you have any questions!

Since 1940, our library has served the public in Bourbon, Indiana, and the surrounding area. If you have any questions about our library, upcoming events, or our catalog, please feel free to contact us.

75th Anniversary

This year we are proud to celebrate 75 years of serving the community!  What originally started as a book exchange for members of the Bourbon Monday Club eventually grew into the Bourbon Public Library that serves the community today in a variety of ways. Staff and volunteers have worked hard to create a timeline to display milestones in the Library's history to show how we started and where we are headed.  Come and see all that the Library has to offer the community!

If you would like information on how to donate to the Bourbon Public Library’s Permanent Endowment Fund, which was established through the Marshall County Community Foundation by the Bourbon Sesquicentennial Committee in 2010 to help support the Library, please visit  Since then, the Library has been able to make several needed improvements thanks to the annual disbursement from the fund - materials for local high school volunteers to paint a mural in Children's hallway, a touchscreen computer for the Children's Area, new seating areas upstairs and downstairs, and new entry mats.  Thank you for your support!

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