FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Here you can find answers to commonly asked questions. If you don’t see your question here or if you need help with these or other tasks we are happy to assist you! Reach out to us by phone, e-mail, or in person.

How Do I…

Get a library card
Access my account
Search the Catalog
Use E-book and E-Audiobooks
Rent a meeting room
Use a library computer
Connect to the WIFI
Request a 3-D Print
Print something from my phone

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.

Access my account

Go to the Evergreen Indiana account page (linked here) to login with your library card barcode number and password/PIN that was assigned to you by staff during registration. If you do not remember your password/PIN, please contact us.

Once logged in you can manage your account, search the catalog, see items that you have checked out, place holds for items and more.

Use E-books and E-Audiobooks

You can browse and checkout e-books and e-audiobooks on your computer, phone or tablet by using one or both of our e-book resources:

Libby (AKA Overdrive)

Download Libby or Overdrive from the app store on your device. We suggest using Libby – it is a more updated and easier version of Overdrive. On the app, select North Madison County Public Library as your home library. Then, use your library card and PIN to log in.

Search or browse for the title you’d like to borrow. When you’ve found it, click or touch the title, and then click Borrow. The app will tell you how long you can borrow the item for. Don’t worry – it will automatically return on the due date.

You can borrow unlimited items per month. Read or listen to your item on the app, or download it to your device to enjoy it offline.

Hoopla

Download Hoopla from the app store on your device, or go to hoopladigital.com. Sign up using your e-mail address, and then select North Madison Co Pub Lbry as your home library. Enter your library barcode number, and your PIN.

Search or browse for the title you’d like to borrow. When you’ve found it, click or touch the title, and then click Borrow. Hoopla will tell you how long you can borrow the item for. Don’t worry – it will automatically return on the due date.

You can borrow up to 5 items per month. Read or listen to your item on hoopla, or download it to your device to enjoy it offline.

Search the Catalog

See the catalog by visiting  Evergreen Indiana (linked here).
You can search by keyword, author, title, item format and more. You can also limit your search to a certain library by selecting it in the Library dropdown menu – our branches’ libraries are listed under North Madison County Public Library System. 

Print something from my phone

To print a document, image or e-mail from your phone, attach your item to an e-mail (or forward an e-mail you need printed off) and send it to elwoodlibrary16@gmail.com

Use a library computer

Each branch has several internet connected computers for both adults and children. To use a computer, log in with your library barcode number as the User ID, and your last name as the password. If you do not have a library card, see staff for a computer guest pass.

Connect to WIFI

Each branch has wireless internet available.  To use it, just connect the wireless device to be used to that branches WI-FI Network:

  • Elwood – EPL
  • Frankton – FPL
  • Hazelbaker – HPL

 Reserve a meeting room

To reserve a room, please call:
Elwood – 765-552-5001
Frankton – (765)551-4140
Summitville – (765)536-2335

Each branch has meeting rooms available to be reserved. Each meeting room includes the use of kitchen facilities. Refer to the following links to see the meeting room policies for each branch: ElwoodFranktonSummitville.

Deposit fees for meeting rooms are

  • Elwood – Meeting Room (29′ x 20′) (max. occupancy 49) – $30.00
  • Frankton – Meeting Room (27′ x 15′) (max. occupancy 30) – $10.00
  • Hazelbaker – Meeting Room (28′ x 17′) (max. occupancy 35) – $10.00
  • All Branches – Meeting Room – additional $25.00 for Sunday

Request a 3D print

The cost of 3D printing at the Elwood Public Library is $.05 per gram (of objects weight). Typical prints range in price from 30 cents to $1.50.
Contact Mike Robertson, mrobertson@elwood.lib.in.us, for more information.