Adult Services
  • Ask for Recommendations
    Are you in search for the next best read or watch? Read through our Adult Services department profiles to figure out who you'd like to give you your recommendation!
     
  • Book & Film Clubs
    We have multiple book clubs and a film club for adults. No library card is ever needed to join the fun, just drop by and attend!
     
  • Databases
    We have a collection of databases for research and e-Material including AncestryLibrary, Gale Legal Forms, OverDrive, Hoopla, and more!
     
  • Education Resources
    Learn about the various library education services we provide like book club kits for adults, as well as information on schools/colleges, and test prep and study resources.
     
  • Local History & Genealogy
    Carnegie Library houses the Local History & Genealogy collection where you can research local history, genealogy, and special collections.
     
  • Room Reservation
    Muncie Public Library has several meeting rooms that are available for public meetings. Reserving a room is simple and affordable, usually at no charge.
     
  • Test Proctoring
    Are you a student in need of a proctor? Muncie Public Library offers proctoring Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Proctoring is only offered at Maring-Hunt Library
     
  • Notary Public
    Please call (765) 747-8216 to discuss and schedule your notary needs. Notary services are offered at no charge, as a community service through Muncie Public Library. Notary Public Services is only offered at Connection Corner.
     
  • Gateway to Gardening Pavilions at Maring-Hunt Library 
    This community garden project was a partnership with BSU and included neighborhood input sessions (charrettes) design concepts. The Gateway to Gardening Pavilions at Maring-Hunt Library now includes a Kitchen Pavilion, Learning/Market Pavilion, Reading Nook, Nature Play Pockets, a Sand Play Pocket, Bio-Swale with Native Indiana Plants, and Public/Private Gardens.
Youth Services
  • Digital Climbers
    Kids and teens can climb the STEAM mountain with tech challenges. Offered at Connection Corner, Kennedy Library, and Maring-Hunt on select days and times.
     
  • Virtual Climbers
    Kids and teens can climb the STEAM mountain with tech challenges they can do online and from home.
     
  • Ready Readers
    Ready Readers is a free reading tutoring and literacy training program offered to families with children living in the neighborhoods serving Grissom, East Washington Academy, and South View. The goal is to help students (ages 1-9) work on and enhance their reading skills.
     
  • Great Achievers
    Great Achievers aims to provide homework help and math, reading, and science lessons and activities throughout the week to increase the math and language arts skills of the children that attend the program. For first through fifth grade children per teacher/school recommendation.
     
  • AR Reading Lists
    Does your school have a reading list or are you looking for age appropriate books? Find it all here!
     
  • eBooks
    Borrow eBooks, eaudiobooks, videos, and more - anywhere, anytime!
     
  • Story Times & Online Story Times
    Story Times for children ages birth and up. Offered at Kennedy Library and Maring-Hunt Library on select days and times.
     
  • Education Resources
    Learn about the various library education services we provide like book club kits for kids, as well as information on schools/colleges, and test prep and study resources.
     
  • Indiana BMV
    Find out the ways you can apply for your license or practice with the various practice driving tests provided.
     
  • Online Games for Kids
    Safe online games for kids to play.
     
  • Custom Collections
    Request a custom collection of materials be made based on topics and age levels for preschool, elementary or home-school teachers, as well as parents and individuals!
Printing & Faxing
  • Printing
    We have printing services at each branch. We also have wireless printing if you'd like to send a print from home and pickup at the location of your choice.
    Black & White: $0.15
    Color: $0.30

Click here to view information on Wireless Printing

  • Faxing
    We offer self-service outgoing fax to both local and long distance numbers for free.
    Local & Toll-Free: FREE
    Long Distance: FREE
Requests & Reservations
  • Room Reservation
    Muncie Public Library has several meeting rooms that are available for public meetings. Reserving a room is simple and affordable, usually at no charge.
     
  • Materials Request Form
    If you'd like to request we purchase something that isn't already in our collection, use this form! 
     
  • Local History & Genealogy Research Request Form
    Let us assist you with your local history and genealogy research! We are able to research the Delaware County, IN area and may include information from other areas when appropriate.
     
  • Custom Collections Request Form
    We will do your browsing for you. Muncie Public Library values your time and can put together a custom collection for you. Librarians will prepare thematic or pleasure reading custom collections for pick up at the location of your choice.
     
  • Book A Tech Tutor Request Form
    Have a project in mind? Would you like more in-depth assistance with your technology? Would like to explore what technology we have to offer? Book A Tech Tutor!
Local History & Genealogy
  • Local History & Genealogy
    Carnegie Library houses the Local History & Genealogy collection where you can research local history, genealogy, and special collections.
About Creative Technology Spaces

Did you know Muncie Public Library wants to get you creating? From touching up photos to recording a podcast, MPL has two technology centers focused on getting you familiar with industry-standard design tools. Staff is available to help you get started on projects and answer general questions. More involved help may require attendance at an upcoming workshop or scheduled appointment with a staff member. Everyone is welcome! You do not need a library card to use our creative spaces at Connection Corner and Idea Studio at Maring-Hunt Library.

Check us out at Connection Corner - Muncie Public Library’s high-tech hub.

1824 E. Centennial Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm
Friday-Sunday Closed

765-747-8216

Visit us at Idea Studio - Maring-Hunt Library’s design center where we provide close-up training and encourage patrons to focus on imagination, design, education, and art while creating their ideas into tangible reality.

2005 S. High St, Muncie, IN 47302 (on the second floor of Maring-Hunt Library)
Monday-Friday 1-5pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

765-741-7337

Book A Tech Tutor

Have a project in mind? Would you like more in-depth assistance with your technology? Would like to explore what technology we have to offer? Book A Tech Tutor!

To schedule a one-on-one appointment with us, you can Book A Tech Tutor by calling Connection Corner at 765-747-8216 or Idea Studio at Maring-Hunt Library at 765-741-7337 or by filling out this Book A Tech Tutor request form.
Creative Technology Equipment

Audio

We have a recording space and the professional audio mixing program Logic Pro X to record audio from microphone, keyboard, and any instrument you can plug into an XLR port. 

 

Design

We have the Adobe Creative Suite including programs like Adobe Photoshop, a WaCom Tablet for those who want to design with a stylus and tablet, poster printing, lamination, and 3D printing! 

  • Connection Corner costs:
    • 3D Printer: $.10/gram
  • Idea Studio at Maring-Hunt Library costs:
    • Lamination:
      8.5x11” 5 mil pouches: $.40 each
      12x18” 3 mil pouches: $.80 each
    • Poster Printer: 
      $.72/inch printed by 36” wide print bed
      Example: a 36x24” poster costs $17.28 ($.72x24 inches)

NOTE: The 3D printer and poster printer is staff-operated. To submit 3D prints, we prefer .stl files, but can accept most .obj and .thing files. To submit items for the poster printer, we accept .png and .pdf files.

 

Film

We have green screens and the latest video editing programs like Final Cut X, Final Cut Pro X, and Adobe Premiere. 

Discover More!

We can help you actualize your ideas. Here are some project ideas you can do here at Muncie Public Library!

  • Digitize Your Photos
  • Repair and Enhance Archive Photos
  • Create a Google Slides Presentation
  • Green Screen Photoshop Techniques
  • Create a Digital Slideshow with Music
  • Record a Song
  • Design an Event Flyer
  • Record a PSA
  • Create a Podcast
  • Digitize Your Cassette
  • Digitize Your CD
  • Copying and Burning DVDs
  • And More!
Creative Technology Policies

Our equipment may not be used to create materials that are:

  • prohibited by local, state, or federal law
  • used as weapons
  • unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or pose a threat to the well-being of others
  • obscene or otherwise disruptive as described in the terms of the Muncie Public Library Code of Conduct Policies.

Muncie Public Library is not responsible for legal ramifications from patrons using the equipment for illegal means or breaking copyright.