How Do I?

Find my pin number?

Your pin number is the last four digits of the phone number provided to us when you signed up for your library card or last updated your information.

Change my pin?

Go to “My Account” in the library catalog and look for the “User PIN Change” link. You can also stop by a service desk and ask to change your PIN.

Find the library’s eBooks?

New Castle-Henry County Public Library partners with other Indiana libraries to offer e-books via “Overdrive.” Find out more by clicking here or by visiting the “eBooks, Books & Stuff” section from the menu.

Sign up for text message notifications?

You can receive notices via text message when you sign up at the main service desk. Just ask for a text notification form. Regular text messaging charges may apply.

Renew my books?

Sign in to your account in the online catalog and click “Renew My Items.” You can also call the library or stop by to renew items. Items can be renewed twice unless there is another person waiting for the item.

Put a book on hold?

Sign in to your account in the online catalog and find the item you need. Click “Place Hold.” You can also call or stop by the library to place an item on hold. A member of the library’s team will contact you when your item is available.

Donate books and other materials?

The library welcomes your donations. Please bring materials to the main service desk or children’s library. If you need a receipt for tax purposes, please ask for a donation form. Making a large donation? Call the library and arrange for a donation pick up. Your donations will be added to the library collection or given to Friends of the Library. Friends of the Library has a book sale room and hosts quarterly book sales. Proceeds from these sales directly benefit library projects.

Reserve a room?

The library has several rooms available for your next business meeting or social gathering. Click here to check room availability.

Request an interlibrary loan?

Materials from around the nation can be delivered to you via interlibrary loan. Stop at a service desk at the library and fill out a form to request the material that you need.

Suggest an item for purchase?

If there is an item that is not in our collection that would be used by our community, we want to know. Please fill out a “Materials Request” form, available at any service desk at the library.

Get a library card?

Library cards are free to individuals in Henry County. If you have a card from the Knightstown, Middletown, or Spiceland library, you can get a library card from New Castle-Henry County Public Library.  Simply present photo identification with your current address to the checkout desk to receive your card. Acceptable forms of photo identification are drivers license, state ID card, passport, military ID, school ID or employment ID that includes name and photo. Acceptable forms of identification for proof of address are a driver's license, utility bill, personalized checks, voter registration, or proof of property ownership in Henry County. Students who attend school in Henry County, but live outside of Henry County are eligible for a library card. Library cards are available to those of any age, although parents must co-sign for children under age 18. Library cards may be used for sign-in to library computers, place holds, and check out books and materials. You will be held responsible for any item checked out with your library card.

Create a reading wish list?

So many books, so little time! Make a list of books you’d like to read by signing into the library’s online catalog and clicking “My wish list.”

Update my information?

Stop by a service desk at the library and ask to update your information. You must bring current ID with the updated information.

Become a Friend of the Library?

Click here for a membership form and bring your form back to a service desk with your dues. You can also mail it to:Friends of the Library, Attn: Helen Hay
New Castle-Henry County Public Library
376 S. 15th Street
New Castle, IN   47362

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NCHC Public Library

376 South 15th Street
New Castle IN 47362

Phone: (765) 529-0362
Fax: (765) 521-3581

Library Hours

Mon - Thu: 9am - 9pm

Fri: 9am - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun: 1pm - 5pm

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