The New Castle-Henry County Public Library is a member of the Evergreen Indiana library consortium. As a condition of membership, Evergreen Indiana libraries operate under uniform policies and procedures.
Resident, non-resident, and PLAC Evergreen cardholders, have full access to the consortium and may place holds on any Evergreen library’s holdable materials. Reciprocal borrower, student, transitional, or teacher profile cardholders may place holds only on the materials owned by the New Castle-Henry County Public Library.
Holds may be placed on most items in any Evergreen Indiana library (see list of exceptions below). Patrons will have one week after the hold is filled to pick up the held item. Some Evergreen Indiana libraries may impose a fee for failure to pick up a hold. Patrons may have 20 unfilled holds in the system. Evergreen Indiana does not allow holds to be placed on the following items by any patron:
- Reference materials
- Bestsellers with the no-hold designation
Evergreen Indiana does not allow Evergreen Indiana library patrons to place holds that would generate Intra-Evergreen Indiana [transiting] loans on the following item categories:
- New Books
- New videodiscs
- Software – Gaming
These items may be borrowed by Evergreen Indiana library card holders by proceeding to the owning library and checking out the material. The patron may return such materials to any Evergreen Indiana library for transit to the owning library.
A library may place a six-month age protection on new items. Local patrons may place holds on such items. Non-local patrons may place holds on such items, but the materials will not be transited until the six-month age protection expires. Non-local patrons may place a hold on such an item, select the owning library as the pickup location, and proceed to the owning library to check out the item.
Patrons may place their own holds via the OPAC, and may select their pickup location and notification method. The software will refuse holds requests which do not conform to Evergreen Indiana policies.
Patrons may choose any pickup location for holds. Patrons whose Evergreen Indiana cards are “blocked” or “barred” will not be allowed to place holds until their card privileges are restored.
The Evergreen Indiana Policies and Procedures may be found at https://blog.evergreen.lib.in.us/?page_id=2770.