About Our Library

  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 9 AM-8 PM
    Friday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM

    Mission Statement
    The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is a service institution that seeks to inform, educate, and culturally enrich the community.

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    Serving Our Community
    MUTPL strives to serve the populations of Monticello, Union, and Jackson Townships and has done so for over a century. The totaled population of these areas is approximately 11,000 people. In the summer months our population swells by thousands with those visiting the lake area.

    The Library Departments and Staff
    Library Director
    Tina Emerick

    Our library has three major departments that make up the organization.

    Circulation Department
    Manager: Scott Miller

    The circulation department handles everything dealing with library cards, loaning materials, fines, fees, charges, renewals, and holds on material.

    Adult Services Department
    Manager: Interim Candace Wells

    The Adult department manages the libraries print and non-print adult collections. This department also handles all interlibrary loan, homebound delivery, processing, suggestions for materials, and plans the adult and senior programs.

    Juvenile Department
    Manager: Tina Emerick

    The Juvenile department maintains the children and teen collections, both print and non-print. This department organizes children and teen programs.

    icon Current Strategic Plan

  • Our friends of the library group supports our library programs through book sales and love of the library. Many of the adult and children programs are sponsored by the friends.

    Inquire about becoming more involved or joining the Friends of the Library. Get interested, get involved!
  • MUTPL is always looking for interested individuals who are willing to devote a bit of time to helping out at the library. Volunteers are an irreplaceable asset to MUTPL. They help us with anything from putting away books and shelf reading to helping our at programs.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Monticello Public Library inquire at the circulation desk or call (574) 583-2665 to speak with Scott Miller, our volunteer coordinator and Circulation Manager.
  • To keep pace with the community's needs over the coming years, the library must provide services, resources, education, and opportunities for cultural enrichment. The library has created an Endowment Fund in an effort to look towards and support the future of Monticello.

    In supporting our library through the endowment, you support our mission to inform, educate, entertain, and culturally enrich the community.

    Endowment Fund

    The Board of Trustees of the Monticello Union Township Public Library has established an Endowment Plan to enhance library services and provide cultural activities to the growing population of Monticello and White County. Our library budget lost over $70,000 per year when the building bond issue was paid of. We may also lose a significant amount of money due to the new property tax cap.

    Our meeting rooms are heavily used and the community may wish to add a theatre, art studio, music practice room, and more library space. To plan ahead for these services and to have the funds to operate an expanded facility, the Trustees have approved an Endowment Fund goal of $8,000,000 divided into four project areas. The interest would be used to supplement the tax supported budget and enhance library services, not to replace or lower tax support.

    If you would like more information about the endowment or how to become involved please contact the library director at (574) 583-2665.