Types of Library Cards

New Card Policy

An applicant must show two (2) forms of identification, one with a picture and one with a current address. Potential patrons under age eighteen (18) must have parent or guardian’s signature on the registration card. If parent or guardian does not have a current library card, he/she must show appropriate identification.

A postcard verifying the patron’s address will be typed at the same time that the registration card is filled out and entered on the data base. This card will be mailed to the patron. The new library card is filed and given to the patron upon return of the address verification card. At this time the patron may check out materials. If the patron chooses to check out video materials, a video policy must FIRST be signed.

If the applicant is a member of a household with a cardholder in good standing, the address verification will be waived.

The only time you pay for a card is if you have lost your card. Then there is a $1 fee.

Non-Resident Library Card

A Non-resident is a person who lives in Indiana but outside an Indiana Public Library Taxing District. A person wishing to obtain a non-resident borrower’s card may purchase one at the library. This card is good for one year.

Reciprocal Borrower’s Card

Reciprocal cards can be issued to Indiana residents who reside in neighboring counties and have a valid library card from their home county.

Public Library Access Card (PLAC)

To be eligible for a PLAC card you must be a resident of Indiana and have a valid resident or non-resident card from one of the 328 public libraries in Indiana along with a picture ID proving that you are a resident of Indiana. A PLAC library card can be purchased at any public library. You may use it in any public library in Indiana.