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Getting a Library Card (Library Card Policy)

Requesting a Library Card Via Website:

  • Visit the library's catalog and click on the "Create Account" located in the upper righthand corner.
  • Fill out the form to obtain a temporary 7 day card. This card can only be used to borrow digital materials, EXCEPT for Overdrive/Libby titles. Overdrive/Libby titles cannot be borrowed using a OBR card.
  • By the end of the 7 days, you need to go to the library's circulation desk tell them you have a temporary OBR card and would like to exchange it for a regular card.
  • See below for instructions on obtaining a regular library card.

Requirements to obtain a Library Card:

  • Must be at least five years old 
  • Must have a Photo ID
  • Must have proof of address, which can be a Driver's License, a lease, or a bill that you received at your residence (not a Post Office box.)
  • Applicants who are under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must have a Photo ID and proof of address.
  • Must live in Wayne Township or within Warsaw city limits to be eligible for a free library card (Resident Card).
  • Must fill out and sign a Warsaw Library Card Application form that we provide at the library.
  • For exceptions to these requirements or to obtain a Fee Card, please see below.

Agencies/Business: (Agency/Business Borrower Card Policy)

Library cards are free to businesses or institutions located in Wayne Township. To obtain a card, please bring a letter on company stationary requesting a library card. The letter needs to:

  • Indicate who should receive mail/email notices from us.
  • Be signed by the president, owner, or manager of the company.
  • Be renewed annually, at the library, with a current dated letter as above.

Agency/Social Service Agencies Digital Borrowers Card: (Social Service Agencies Digital Card Policy)

Social Service agencies can request an Agency digital card to accommodate the needs of their clients.

  • Request for card must be submitted to library in person on agency letterhead
  • The letter should state who will be responsible for the card at the agency
  • The letter should be signed by the agency director, manager, or supervisor
  • The card will need to be renewed annually
  • Once the agency card is issued, clientele of the agency will be able to apply for an individual Digital Borrowers Card that will be attached to the agency card. The client must bring to the library a letter from the agency acknowledging that they are receiving services from the agency.
  • The client digital borrower cards must be renewed every 3 months. The library will need to receive a new letter from the agency confirming that the client is still receiving services from the agency.

Non-Residents:

  • Anyone not living in or owning property in Wayne Township or Warsaw City limits may obtain a WCPL library card for a fee.
  • The 2021 fee for a 3-month card is $24.00
  • The 2021 fee for a full-year card is $96.00

Non-Resident Students:

  • All students (ages 5 through college) who live within the Warsaw Community School District are eligible for a free library card at WCPL, regardless of the type of schooling (public, private, or homeschool.) Proof of address within the School District is enough to obtain a Non-Resident School Card in this case.
  • All students who live outside of the Warsaw School District but attend a Warsaw Community School are eligible for a free library card at WCPL, but will need to present a recent letter from the school administrator, a current school photo ID card, or the most current grade card as proof of enrollment. The same information must be presented each year for card renewal.
  • Adult students who live outside the library service district BUT who attend a college located within the library district may obtain a free adult non-resident student card. The adult student must show proof of address and student ID

PLAC Cards (The Public Library Access Card):

  • The PLAC program allows an individual to borrow materials directly from any public library in Indiana.
  • Any person who holds a valid library card, and is in good standing at his/her home library, may purchase a PLAC card.
  • The 2021 fee for a PLAC card is $65.00
  • A person who does not have a home library will have to first purchase a Non-Resident card at his/her library of choice and then purchase a PLAC card.
  • (See complete PLAC policy here.)

 

Check Out Limits For Materials **

What

How many

How long

Number of Renewals

Fiction / Genre / Non-Fiction

50 books

21 days

4

New Adult & YA Fiction

10 books

7 days

1

New Adult & YA Fiction Over 500 Pages

10 books

14 days

1

Magazines

10 items

21 days

4

Music CDs & Audiobooks

10 items

21 days

4

Videos**

10 items

7 days

1

Kits

Varies

7 days

Varies

Video Games**

5 Items

7 days

1

eCollections***

Varies

Varies

Varies

**Youth & YA cardholders may only borrow videos & video games from the Youth & YA collections.

***Only Resident & Non-resident cardholders may borrow material in eCollections. Loan periods, renewals, & borrowing limits vary by service/vendor.

****For a complete list of all materials/equipment loan policies, please check our Materials Loan policy.

 

Fines & Fees ***

Lending Material Fees

Inter-Library Loan material fines

$1.00 per day/per item

Lost / Damaged Materials

Partial or full fee will be charged & a processing fee of $5.00

Accounts with fees or printing charges of $1.00 or more will not be allowed to use the computers or borrow materials until the fees are paid.

*** Please check our Fines & Fees Policy for more information. 

  • Accounts over $25.00 will be turned over to a materials collection agency, and a processing fee will be charged.

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