Oakland City Columbia Township Public Library

Serving the community by providing informational and recreational opportunities in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.


Electronic resources (or eresources) are materials in digital format accessible electronically. Access books, magazines, audiobooks, and so much more using your library card!


Stream for free using your library card!  You can access online or through the Libby app below. You can also install the free kanopy app using your app store. What is kanopy? kanopy offers critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, classic cinema, and many foreign films, shows, and more. Stream using your phone, tablet, computer, or through your tv using a browser, or other streaming device such as Roku or Firetv.

ASL Deafined

We are thrilled to offer our newest database ASL Deafined. This database offers a variety of lessons to learn American Sign Language. You will need a 14 digit library card to access via this link. Please note when you create your account and enter your library card you will be prompted to create a unique username (it’s an easy to miss step).  We recommend editing their default to simply your library card number.  If you need a 14 digit card, plese let us know and we will be happy to issue you a new card.


Libby is a free app used to access the following e-content.  You may download it from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or Amazon Appstore. You may also access these items via the Indiana Digital Library collection online.

E-books and Audio Books

As part of the Indiana Digital Library, our library joined forces with over 100 other libraries to give patrons have access to over 175,000 e-books  and almost 50,000 e-audio books. There is something for everyone on Libby! 


The collection houses over 4,000 editions of popular and obscure magazines are available. Celebrity, cooking, entertainment, hobbies, news and politics are some of the categories available to search. Magazines are available without holds, so you can always read the latest issues.

The Great Courses

Access over 250 unique courses await you on our Libby app. Checkout a seven-day binge pass and learn from masters. 


Checkout a seven-day binge pass to access thought provoking, quirky and relevant, award-winning independent films, series and documentaries from around the world.  Access iNDIEFLIX through our Libby app.

Qello Concerts by Stingray

The world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. Access Qello through our e-books app above and go to “extras.”


In an effort to update our cemetery records, the library worked with Forsythe AND Montgomery Cemetery officials to create searchable Google Sheets that list burial locations alphabetically. Users may also utilize traditional shortcuts to search the documents such as Ctrl+G to search a Google Doc. This project was compiled from a variety of sources including cemetery records, volunteers walking cemeteries, and library staff searching online resources, specifically ingenweb.org. It is correct to the best of our ability. Should you notice any errors, please notify the Oakland City Columbia Township Public Library. Please note, these are works in progress and is subject to change. 


Section and row locators:  The cemetery is divided into four main sections. NE, NW, SE, and SW.  Row numbers in each section go East to West, beginning at the side closest to the road and increase from there starting over with each section.  An arial map of the cemetery is provided at the beginning of the records listing. 

Currently, this file is updated through July 2023.


Row and Plot numbers: The direction of row numbering may very from low to high or high to low depending on the section and where you are beginning your search from.  In certain sections plot information was added to assist in locating specific gravesites. The plot numbers here are intended to reference location in a specific row and may vary from the legal description of a plot number.  As this project was done over a several year process involving multiple groups, some sections are plotted left to right and others are right to left. A map of the cemetery sections is available at the beginning of the records listing. 

Currently, this file is updated through January 2024. 



Indiana Memory is a digital collection of various Indiana history. The library now has made several contributions to the collection.


East Gibson High School Yearbooks

Searchable yearbooks are online for Barton, Francisco, and Oakland City High School.  The library is still searching for yearbooks not in our collection. If you have one that you would be willing to loan for scanning, please contact us.

Gibson County Lines

The official newsletters from the former Gibson County Historical Society are now available for browsing and searching in our collection. 

Oakland City Historical Court Docket

View an historic court docket that covers traveling judge visits from 1884-1896. The collection if part of to a grant funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Indiana State Library.  

Oakland City Centennial

View the historical souvenir program  from the 100th anniversary celebration of the city, which was celebrated in 1956.


 INSPIRE is the lifelong learning database provided by the Indiana State Library and available to Indiana residents for free. The database offers access to thousands of magazines, professional journals, and test and career prep study aids (including SAT, GED, ASVAB, and many more) 

Consumer Reports

Search product reviews and rankings from a trusted source. 

Test & Career Prep 

INSPIRE offers free study aids and practice exams for all levels of learning. Including:

  • English language arts and math supplemental practice
  • GED test prep
  • College readiness exams including SAT and ACT
  • Graduate school entrance exams such as MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, and GRE.
  • US citizenship exam practice

Rosetta Stone

First level courses are available free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE. Users will be prompted to create an accout before beginning lessons. 

Other Databases

Learners of all ages will find professional journals, historical newspapers, biography databases, and so much more in collections such as Academic Search, Business Source, Masterfile, and Biography Reference Center.

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