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How do I get a library card? 

There are several ways to obtain a library card depending on where you reside. NMCPLS serves the townships of Pipe Creek, Lafayette (except for a small portion that is part of Anderson Community School District), Duck Creek, Van Buren and Boone in Madison County. Residing in one of these townships and/or owning property in one of these townships entitles you to a library card. To obtain a library card, you will need 2 pieces of identification showing proof of your residence. For patrons under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the child up for a library card, bringing the parent’s 2 proofs of residency, as well as the child’s birth certificate or guardianship papers.

In Madison County, the townships of Jackson and Richland do not pay library tax; therefore, are not entitled to free library access. The residents of these two townships would need to purchase a non-resident card ($60.00/yr) to use NMCPLS. This fee is used to help support the public library. Residents of any county in the state of Indiana may obtain a library card by going to their “home” library and purchasing a PLAC card. By showing the PLAC card at one of our three libraries, located in the cities of Elwood, Frankton and Summitville, the resident will be issued a NMCPLS library card. The expiration date of the library card will be the same expiration date of the PLAC card. The PLAC card is purchased with a state fee of $65.00. If there is no home library in the patron’s county of residence, then the patron would need to purchase a non-resident card before purchasing a PLAC card.

Why is your library card required to check out items? 
  • Your library card has a number that is unique to you.
  • When your library card is scanned only your account will be accessed.
  • There are over 500,000 library card holders in the Evergreen Indiana Database.
  • Your library card can be used in over 120 libraries across the state of Indiana.
  • For your protection, this library policy ensures your account is used only when you are at any of these libraries using your unique library card.
  • For more information, ask to see our circulation policy.
What should I do if my library card is lost, stolen, or damaged? 

If you would like to continue to check out materials and use library computers, it is required for you to have a library card. You may replace a lost or stolen card for $2.00. If your card has expired and needs replaced, there is no charge.

How do I access my library account from home? 

Checking your account from a home computer allows you to view and/or renew the items you have checked out, view items you have placed on hold, and place a new hold for an item. You can access your account by clicking the “Catalog” button on our home page or when searching our catalog. Enter your library card barcode number along with your pin number. Your pin number was issued when you received your Evergreen Indiana card.  If you do not remember your pin number, contact the library to obtain a new one.

How can I place a hold on an item I would like? 

Click the “Catalog” button on our website and search for the title, author or subject of the item that you would like to place on hold. Once you have found the item you would like, click the “Place Hold” link to the right of the item listing. Enter your library card barcode number (found on the back of your library card), and your PIN. You can request books, audio books and playaways from over 100 Evergreen Indiana libraries. The items will be delivered to the library of your choice free of charge.  If you don’t find your item in our catalog, contact the library to request the item.