How to get a Library Card

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Any resident or property owner in Henry County, except for Knightstown, Middletown-Fall Creek Township and Spiceland residents (who must obtain a card from their respective libraries), is eligible for a resident New Castle-Henry County Public Library Card.

Your first card is free, but there is a $2 fee for a replacement card.

You must apply for your card in person at the Main Library or on the Bookmobile. Children under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian with them to apply for a library card.

Please bring with you

Photo ID

  • Valid state driver’s license or ID card
  • Valid Government issued ID
  • Valid college or university ID

If your ID does not display your current address, please also bring one of the following:

  • Valid voter registration card
  • Computer generated bank statement or government notification issued in applicant’s name within last 30 days
  • Computer generated utility, credit card company, doctor or hospital bill, issued in applicant’s name within last 30 days
  • Change-of-address confirmation from the United States Postal Service showing prior and current address of residence (A P.O. Box is not acceptable as a residence address)
  • Property tax receipt issued in applicant’s name (from current tax year)
  • Any postmarked piece of mail (addressed to you) that has been sent within the last 30 days.

Circulation Periods & Fine Schedule

Type of Material

Loan Period

Item Limit

Renewal Limit

Overdue Fine

Maximum Fine

Audio Book

21 days

no limit

2 renewals

$0.25 per day

$10.00 per item

Book

21 days

no limit

2 renewals

(1 on new releases)

$0.25 per day

$10.00 per item

DVD/Blu-ray

7 days

10 items

1 renewal

(0 on new releases)

$0.25 per day

$10.00 per item

Telescope

7 days

1 item

no renewal

$2.00 per day

$80.00 per item

Kit

21 days

no limit

1 renewal

$0.25 per day

$10.00 per item

Magazine

7 days

no limit

1 renewal

$0.25 per day

$10.00 per item

Music CD

7 days

no limit

1 renewal

$0.25 per day

$10.00 per item

Video Game

7 days

5 items

1 renewal

$0.25 per day

$10.00 per item

Mobile Hotspot

7 days

1 item

no renewal

$2.00 per day

$225.00 per item

Circulation Periods & Fine Schedule

Audio Book

Loan Period

21 days

Item Limit

no limit

Renewal Limit

2 renewals

Overdue Fine

$0.25 per day

Maximum Fine

$10.00 per item

Book

Loan Period

21 days

Item Limit

no limit

Renewal Limit

2 renewals  (1 on new releases)

Overdue Fine

$0.25 per day

Maximum Fine

$10.00 per item

DVD/Blu-ray

Loan Period

7 days

Item Limit

10 items

Renewal Limit

1 renewal  (none on new releases)

Overdue Fine

$0.25 per day

Maximum Fine

$10.00 per item

Telescope

Loan Period

7 days

Item Limit

1 telescope

Renewal Limit

no renewals

Overdue Fine

$2.00 per day

Maximum Fine

$80.00 per item

Kit

Loan Period

21 days

Item Limit

no limit

Renewal Limit

1 renewal

Overdue Fine

$0.25 per day

Maximum Fine

$10.00 per item

Magazine

Loan Period

7 days

Item Limit

no limit

Renewal Limit

1 renewal

Overdue Fine

$0.25 per day

Maximum Fine

$10.00 per item

Music CD

Loan Period

7 days

Item Limit

no limit

Renewal Limit

1 renewal

Overdue Fine

$0.25 per day

Maximum Fine

$10.00 per item

Video Game

Loan Period

7 days

Item Limit

5 items

Renewal Limit

1 renewal

Overdue Fine

$0.25 per day

Maximum Fine

$10.00 per item

Lost or Damaged Materials FeesAll Lost or Damaged Materials will be assessed a $10 processing fee that is in addition to overdue fines and the replacement cost. There are no refunds for lost materials which have been paid for.

In the event that a barcode, jacket, case, etc. is lost or damaged the maximum fine is $1 per item

Other Fees

Collection Agency Fee – $10.00

Replacement Library Card – $2.00

Non-Resident Library Card Fee – set annually by the Board of Trustees

Public Library Access Card (PLAC) – set annual by Indiana State Library

Copies Black/white – $0.20 per page

Copies Color – $0.50 per page

Poster Prints – $1.50 per foot (24×36 $5)

Lamination- ($1.25 Letter Size) ( $1.75 Legal Size)

Materials Circulation Policy