Gal’s Guide Library is the first independent lending-library dedicated to women’s history in America.

Library Hours

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the safety of our patrons, Gal’s Guide Library will be running by appointment.

Wednesday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Library Location

Nickel Plate Arts Campus
Stephenson House
2nd Floor
107 S. 8th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

About the Library

We have researched what librarians, as well as patrons, wish they could have in a library and we’ve also thought out of the box. We are providing a small-but-mighty community space where men, women, and children can escape their hectic lives, where they can feel welcomed and inspired.

We have combined a library and a cozy living room. We have created a place where our “Guides” are like Cast Members from Disney World and the energy is positive and world-changing like at a Girl Scout meeting.

Women’s organizations have a long history of starting libraries. The American Library Association accredited, “Women’s clubs with the responsibility for initiating seventy-five percent of the public libraries now in existence in the United States.” And yet, in the United States, there is no library dedicated to women’s history that is not connected to a university or run out of a bookmobile.

We have changed that!

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Book Donations

We are currently seeking donations of books and materials relating to women’s history.

We will accept any books about women or written by women. Our focus is on female written autobiographies, research papers, letters, cookbooks, and diaries from women around the world from any time period.

Mail book donations to:
Gal’s Guide
c/o Nickel Plate Arts
107 S. 8th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Our Wish List


We are looking for volunteer staff including Book Hunters to help find material and resources for the center. You can be from any corner of the galaxy.

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