Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get a library card?
I have an Alexandria address, so why can’t I get a free library card?
How many items can I borrow?
Do I have to have my library card to check anything out?
How long can I keep books, DVDs and other items?
Can I check things out if I have late fines or fees on my account?
Does the library accept credit cards for payment?
Can I let someone borrow my library card to get movies or to get on the computer?
Can the library buy movies or books for me to keep?
How can I use the library’s computers if I don’t have a library card?
Can I print from the library’s computers?
Can I check out materials online?
How do I reserve a meeting room?
What if the library does not have the title I’m looking for?

 

 


How do I get a library card?
You may register for a library card at the Circulation Desk at the library. The card is free to residents and non-resident property owners of Alexandria and Monroe Township. You will be asked to present a current Indiana driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID, as well as proof of residence, such as a current utility bill, in order to receive a card. Non-resident property owners are required to present a current paid tax bill listing their name and the address of the property owned within the library district.

If you live in a township not served by a library, you may purchase a non-resident card for $75.

If you live in an area that is served by a library that is part of the Statewide Reciprocal Borrowing Covenant, you may be eligible for a reciprocal borrower card. Reciprocal borrowers may use the library, but are not entitled access the resources of the Evergreen Indiana library consortium.

If you would like access to all public libraries in the state, you may purchase a Public Library Access Card (PLAC card) at the Circulation Desk.

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I have an Alexandria address, so why can’t I get a free library card?
The library is supported by the taxpayers of the city of Alexandria and Monroe Township. As such you must reside or own property within the library taxing district to get a free library card. It is entirely possible to have an Alexandria address, but not reside within the library service district. We use data from the US Census Bureau and the Madison County Treasurer’s office to determine eligibility for a free library card.

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How many items can I borrow?
The short answer is that you may borrow up to 100 items at a time. However, there are limits on certain items such as movies (10), music CDs (10), and video games (3). The library will allow patrons to borrow up to 15 movie titles if they borrow five books, five audiobooks, or five magazines (or any combination of these totaling five items) in the same transaction.

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Do I have to have my library card to check anything out?
We encourage patrons to use their Evergreen Indiana library card when borrowing items. However, we will accept a current photo ID such as a driver’s license or state issued ID in lieu of a card. We cannot loan materials to anyone who is unable to produce either of these documents.

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How long can I keep books, DVDs and other items?

Most books and audiobooks can be kept for 21 days and may be renewed up to two times so long as there are no holds.  New adult fiction and new adult non-fiction books may be checked out for 14 days and renewed up to two times so long as there are no holds.

DVDs, Blu-rays, video games, music CDs, and magazines may be kept for 7 days and may be renewed once.

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Can I check things out if I have late fines or fees on my account?

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Does the library accept credit cards for payment?

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Can I let someone borrow my card to get movies or to get on the computer?

back to FAQs list


Can the library buy movies or books for me to keep?

back to FAQs list


How can I use the library’s computers if I don’t have a library card?

back to FAQs list


Can I print from the library’s computer?

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Can I check out materials online?

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How do I reserve a meeting room?

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What if the library doesn’t have the title I’m looking for?

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