Library Card Info
Lost or Damaged Library Card Info
Online Library Account Info
Place a Hold Online
Prices for Fines and Fees
Wireless Internet Info
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.
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
How can I get in touch with a library department?
Each library department has a separate section on this website. On the top
right of this page, you will see a department section with Adult, Youth and Genealogy listed. Each of these pages has information about the
particular department, but if you need more information, feel free to call
the library, or e-mail us at the following e-mail address:
Adult Services/Genealogy, Elwood Public Library - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
"My Account" 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 recieved 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
What Are the Library's Policies?
The Library has the following policies available in pdf format:
Addressing the Library Board
Computer Use Policy
Public Access Computer Policy
Library Access Policy
Materials Selection Policy
Elwood Public Library Meeting Room Policy
Frankton Community Library Meeting Room Policy
Ralph E. Hazelbaker Library Meeting Room Policy
Patron Behavior Policy
Access To Public Records Policy
Library Display Policy
Wireless Internet Policy
What is the price
of fines and fees?
There is a fine of $0.25 per day, per book, magazine, audio book or DVD,
excluding Sundays and holidays. Any patron having a fine of $10.00
or more will not be allowed to check out material until the fine is at
$9.99 or below.
In addition to fines, the following is a list of services available at a small fee:
- $.10 black & white/$.40 color
- $.10 black & white/$.40 color
- $1.00 first page/$.20 every additional page
- $.50 for wallet size/$1.00 for pages up to 8 1/4 x 14/$.10 for larger items per sq. inch
Meeting Room @ Elwood
- $30.00 Deposit
Meeting Room @ Frankton
- $10.00 Deposit
Meeting Room @ Summitville
- $10.00 Deposit
kind of computers and technology services does the library have?
There are a total of 45 public access computers at all three branches.
A majority of those computers are able to access the Internet by a
broadband connection. The other computers are used mainly for gaming.
The computers are available to library patrons during normal library
hours with the sign-in ending fifteen minutes before close. In order to
use our facilities, patrons living in the townships we serve must have
a current library card and present it each time they use the computers.
Patrons who do not live in the areas that NMCPLS serves may use a photo
identification for a one time use. If the patron plans to use our
facilities more often and does not live in the townships we serve, they
may obtain a courtesy card free of charge that is valid for one year.
All patrons must agree to our computer policies before using the
computers. All patrons under the age of 18 must have signed Internet permission
on file before being granted access to the Internet.
the library have wireless computer access?
The wireless internet access may be used during regular business hours at
all of our library locations. In order to access the internet, a patron with
a wifi enabled device must connect to epl, open a browser, and agree to our
terms of service.