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Type of Library Cards

 

RESIDENT BORROWER CARDS

The Nappanee Public Library serves the city of Nappanee, Union and West Jefferson Townships. In accordance with Indiana Code 36-12-2-25, individuals of all ages who reside or own real property within this service district are eligible for a Nappanee Public Library resident card.

Adults, ages 18 and older, must provide a current photo identification and proof of current physical and mailing address (if different) where mail may be received. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their custodial parent or legal guardian in order to apply for a library card. The parent or guardian must already have a Nappanee Public Library card and sign the child's library card application as the person responsible for all fees, fines and payment for lost or damaged materials charged on the child's library card.

Employees of the Nappanee Public Library will be issued a card for the duration of their employment.

Nappanee Resident Card holders in good standing are also eligible for reciprocal borrowing cards. Currently, those libraries include Elkhart, Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, Mishawaka-Penn-Harris, and Wakarusa.

  • Each library sets its own policies on what may be borrowed through the reciprocal borrowing agreement.
  • Please check on what restrictions may apply before selecting materials.
  • This service is meant to complement, not replace, the services of your home library.


NON-RESIDENT BORROWER CARDS

Property Owner Card

A library card may be issued to someone who lives outside the Nappanee Library service area, but owns property within the Library's service area.
To obtain a card, the patron must present two forms of ID; one verifying their home address, and one verifying their ownership of the property. The preferred ID is their most recent receipt for property taxes paid. If this isn't available (for instance, if the property was recently purchased), a deed or mortgage document is acceptable.


Individuals who are not eligible for a Resident or Property Owner Card may apply for the following cards:

Teachers who live inside or outside of the Nappanee Public Library taxing district and are employed by a nonpublic/public school located at least partially within the Nappanee Public Library service district or who are Nappanee home school teachers may receive a Nappanee Public Library card free of charge. The card is valid for school and professional use at the Nappanee Public Library only.

Appropriate professional identification is required (previous teacher privileges, school I.D. card, paycheck stub, letterhead, curriculum invoice) in addition to a valid formof identification.

  • Teachers have a 150 item limit, a four week checkout period and are not charged fines.
  • A teacher card may not be used to check out materials for personal use.
  • The card expires August 1 of each year.

 

Reciprocal Borrowers are customers who live within a library service district and whose home library participates in a Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement with the Nappanee Public Library and are in good standing with their home library. Currently, those libraries include Elkhart, Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, Mishawaka-Penn-Harris, and Wakarusa.

These customers may receive a Nappanee Public Library Reciprocal Borrower Card free of charge. The card is valid for use only at the Nappanee Public Library. Reciprocal Borrowers must present their home library card in addition to a valid form of identification.

Each library sets its own policies on what may be borrowed through the reciprocal borrowing agreement.

New DVDs and any equipment cannot be borrowed.

  • Reciprocal Borrowers may not place items on hold.
  • Reciprocal Borrowers may not borrow downloadable audio books or eBooks.
  • Reciprocal Borrowers will not be provided with access to online subscription databases.
  • Nappanee Public Library will not provide Interlibrary Loan service for Reciprocal Borrowers.
  • The card is valid for one year.
  • This service is meant to complement, not replace, the services of your home library.

 

Summer Cards are available for children ages 18 and under living in an area without library service. Participation in either our children or teen summer reading program is required.

  • There is no cost for this card.
  • Only printed materials can be borrowed.
  • The summer card expires August 1 of each year.

 

Computer Use Cards are issued to non-residents for Library computer use only. Customers must agree to the Computer Use Policy and provide a valid form of identification. A legal guardian or parent with a valid form of identification must sign a parental permission form (witnessed by a staff member) for children between the ages of 11-17.


Professional Use Cards can be issued to a business, nursing home, daycare center, pre-school or city agency located within the Nappanee Public Library service area. The cards are for professional use only. In addition to a valid form of identification, permission to check out items in the name of the agency must be presented on official letterhead.

  • The card is valid for one year. 


Homebound Cards allow for home delivery of library materials to individuals who are unable to visit the library due to limited mobility, disability or extended illness.

  • Library materials checked out to homebound borrowers have an extended loan period.

 

PLAC is the name for the statewide library card, enacted by Indiana Code 4-23-7.1-5.1. PLAC Borrowers are Indiana residents who have purchased a Public Library Access Card (PLAC).

The PLAC program allows an individual to borrow materials from any public library in Indiana. A PLAC may be purchased from any Indiana public library.

Customers must present a valid home library card, in good standing, in order to purchase a PLAC.

PLAC customers must present their PLAC card, in addition to a valid form of identification to obtain a Nappanee Public Library card.

  • The cost of a PLAC card for 2013 is $50 (set annually by the Indiana State Library)
  • The card expires 1 year from date of issue.
  • Only printed materials can be borrowed.
  • PLAC customers may not borrow downloadable audio books or eBooks.
  • PLAC customers will not be provided with access to online subscription databases.
  • Nappanee Public Library will not provide Interlibrary Loan service for PLAC customers.

 

Fee Cards are purchased by Indiana residents who live outside the Nappanee Public Library's service district. The Fee Card provides full access to the Nappanee Public Library.

  • The cost of a 2013 Family Fee Card is $245 (set annually by the Nappanee Public Library Board of Trustees)
  • Children's Fee Card can be purchased for $122.50 and provides access to materials in the Children's Library only.
  • Each member of the immediate family living in the same household may be issued a card.
  • Fee card customers may borrow downloadable audio books or eBooks.
  • The fee card is valid for one year.

 

Non-Resident Volunteer Library Cards are a way for non-residents to obtain a library card without paying the non-resident fee. Volunteers must initially work for a total of 30 hours. Maintaining the card requires an additional ten hours/quarter or 40 hours/year.