Library Services

The Vanderburgh County Jail offers library services to inmates through a voluntary library program. The current program is led by Gail Lee and began as part of her fellowship with Indiana’s Librarians Leading in Diversity from the Indiana State Library Association that allowed her to attend Indiana University. Through work there, she learned about a jail library service and saw a need in Evansville and surrounding communities.

Inmates at the Vanderburgh County Jail recieve library services on Friday evening and Saturday during the day. Participants at the Vanderburgh County Community Corrections also receive the same volunteer library services.

Unfortunately, due to security concerns, the Vanderburgh County Jail can not accept donated books at the Jail. All donations must go through Gail Lee and her group of volunteers.

Gail Lee has partnered with First Presbyterian Church and Eastminster Presbyterian Church volunteers who meet at Churches Embracing Offenders (CEO) usually twice a month to sort, mend and organize the donated books. All books and repair materials are funded or donated by a variety of organizations including Feather Your Nest, Good Will, Junior League of Evansville and the community. For more information or to make a donation, contact Gail Lee at or at (812) 480-421.


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