Goshen Public Library Library

601 South Fifth Street
Goshen, IN 46526-3994
(574) 533-9531
Fax: (574) 537-1711
Goshen Public Library
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Library Hours:
Mon,Wed, &Thurs:10-8
*Summer: Closed on Sunday

about us

This building housed 50,989 library materials when it was originally constructed in 1968. It served a population of 19,022 with 8,468 cardholders. In 1994 the Library completed a major renovation project. The Library now houses over 186,000 items serving a population of close to 37,500 with nearly 20,000 cardholders.

The main level of the Library provides Adult and Young Adult Services, Reference Services, and the Indiana Collection. Located on the lower level of the Library are Children's Services, Audiovisual Services, Technical Services, and meeting rooms.

The Library is supported by taxes from the City of Goshen and Elkhart Township. The Library is administered by the Executive Director and governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by local authorities.

Residents of the city of Goshen and Elkhart Township are eligible for a resident Library card, as are nonresidents who pay taxes on property in these areas. Other non-residents may also obtain cards -- check with the Circulation Desk.


  • 175,000 books, magazines, newspapers & large, diverse DVD/video/CD/audiobook collection
  • 17 public Internet workstations & public wireless internet access
  • Word processing computers ; public copiers ; public fax service
  • Friendly reference & homework help
  • Preschool & multi-cultural storytimes