The library's books are organized in an adult reading room (fiction room and non-fiction) on the main floor and a children's room on the main floor. Click on the links above to see a listing of new items added to the Library's collection, listing of current best selling books with links to reviews, and subject guides to popular topics. Click on the LIBRARY CATALOG button to the left to search the library's catalog of all materials.
Young adult fiction materials are in a separate area in the adult reading room. Young adult non-fiction materials are interfiled with the adult non-fiction collection.
Books may be borrowed for two weeks using your Tyson Library Borrower's Card. Requests to hold a book or renew book loans may be made by calling the Library 812-689-5894, sending an e-mail, or directly from your personal account in the library catalog.
Review the Library's policies on borrower's cards and loans.
The Library also maintains a collection of popular audio books and videotapes.
Books, audio books and videotapes may be checked out of the library using your Tyson Library borrower's card. See Library Policies on Borrower's Card and Loans. Requests to hold a video or renew video loans may be made by calling the Library 812-689-5894, sending an e-mail, or directly from your personal account in the library catalog.
If you, or someone you know, cannot see well enough to read conventional print books or magazines, or, have a physical disability which prevents the handling of printed material, you may want to investigate the free service of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. More details on the Talking Books Program.
The Library collection is cataloged on a computer database (Polaris) available from any internet accessible computer. Click on the LIBRARY CATALOG button to the left to access the catalog. Click on the following links for How to Search the library catalog and How to Use Your Patron Account.
The library also has 8 public computers that can be used for research and word processing applications. These computers provide access to the Internet and include Microsoft Office programs. Review the Library's policies on computer use and the internet.
The library offers several computer training classes. These classes include an introduction to the basics of computers, how to use e-mail, how to search the Internet, and introduction to word processing using Microsoft Word. The following link provides details on computer class schedules and availability.