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Area of Service

The Nappanee Public Library serves the city of Nappanee, Union and West Jefferson Townships.

Not sure if you are in our service area? Check your address on Indiana Gateway.

Do not use abbreviations in your search (for example: use “Street” instead of “St.”)

Resident Card

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 card without charge.

Kids, aged 5 to 17, must be accompanied by their custodial parent or legal guardian in order to apply for a library card. The parent or guardian must have a valid Nappanee Public Library card and be linked to the Kids’ library card as the person responsible for all fees, fines and payment for lost or damaged materials charged on the kids’ library card.

If you live outside of our service area please see the Circulation and Library Card Policy for all available card types.

Apply for a Library Card at the Library

To apply for a library card bring a photo ID and proof of address to the library.

If your photo ID has your current address, that’s all you need!

Kids, aged 5 to 17, must be accompanied by their custodial parent or legal guardian.

Apply for a Library Card Online

Complete the online form below to begin your application! If you need any assistance completing the form please contact the library at 574-773-7919 or email media@nappaneelibrary.org

After you complete the online application…

Please allow 48 hours for us to process your application.

Within 30 days of completing the online form, bring a photo ID and proof of address (If your photo ID has your current address, that’s all you need!) to the library to complete your application and receive your library card!

Kids, aged 5 to 17, must be accompanied by their custodial parent or legal guardian.

For a complete list of the valid forms of identification see the Circulation and Library Card Policy

Other Library Cards

Apply in person at the Nappanee Public Library. Bring a current photo ID and proof of your current address. If your photo ID has your current address, that’s all you need!

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.

Computer Use Card
Computer use cards are issued to non-residents for Library computer use only. The card is valid for one year.

Educational Card
Educators 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 may receive a Nappanee Public Library Educational card. The card expires on August 15 of each year.

Fee Card
Indiana residents who live outside the Nappanee Public Library’s service district may purchase a Fee Card. The Fee Card provides full access to the Nappanee Public Library and costs $75. The fee card is valid for one year.

Professional Use Card
Professional Use cards can be issued to a business, nursing home, daycare center, preschool, or city agency located within the Nappanee Public Library service area. The card is valid for one year.

Reciprocal Borrower Card
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. Customers applying for a Reciprocal Borrower card must present their home library card in addition to a valid form of identification. The card is valid for one year.

Student Card
Student Cards are available for all enrolled students, age 5 – 18 years old, living in an area without library service within the Wa-Nee School District. This includes students at nonpublic schools within that area. The Student Card expires May 31 of each year. Proof of enrollment may be required

For a complete list see the Circulation and Library Card Policy

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Caricature Library Card
Comic Library Card
Woodland Creatures Library Card
Centennial Library Card