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Madison County, IN has four library districts. The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library serves the people of Alexandria and Monroe Township. To find out which library is your home library, please consult the  Madison County Library Districts Map. If you have any questions, please call us at 765-724-2196.

AMPL is part of the Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium. We share resources with over 120 other libraries across the state.  Click here for a list of Evergreen member libraries. Cardholders from any of the listed member libraries are eligible to checkout materials at any Evergreen library, including ours!

Types of Library Cards offered:

Resident Card: 

Issued free of charge to individuals living or paying for property taxes within Alexandria or Monroe Township.

Student/Teacher Card:

Issues free of charge for any student or teacher who lives outside of Alexandria or Monroe Township but is enrolled or teaches in the Alexandria Community School Corporation or St. Mary’s Parochial School.

Non-Resident Card:

Any family or individual that lives in an under served district that is not Monroe Township may purchase a library card for $85.00. This card is good for one year from the date it is issued.

Public Library Access Card (PLAC):

Any Indiana resident who has a valid library card in good standing with their home library may purchase a PLAC card for $65.00. This card is good for one year and may be used at any Public Library across the state. This card does not have the privileges of full access to the Evergreen Consortium.

To obtain any of the cards mentioned above, you will need to present a current photo ID and proof of residency.

Accepted Forms of Photo ID

  • Current Indiana Driver’s License
  • Current Indiana State Issued ID
  • Current US Passport
  • Current US Military ID
  • Unexpired driver’s license or state ID issued by another US State
  • Current Permanent Resident Card issued by the US Department of Homeland Security

Accepted Proof of Residency Documents

  • Valid Indiana voter registration card
  • Current paid property tax bill
  • Any computer generated bill dated within 30 days
  • Bank statement dated within 30 days
  • Official change of address confirmation from the US Postal Service
  • Mail with a computer generated address label postmarked within 30 days or computer generated shipping label dated within 30 days
  • Official correspondence from a federal, state, or local government agency dated within 30 days

Residents of shelters within the library district must provide a letter on official shelter letterhead as proof of residency in addition to photo ID.

The library will not accept handwritten documentation such as lease agreements or handwritten envelopes. Post Office boxes are not accepted as mailing addresses.

For Resident and Non-Resident applicants, the library requires an accepted form of photo ID and accepted proof of residency document. Non-Resident Tax Payers must present an accepted form of photo ID and a current paid property tax bill listing their name and the address of the property owned within the library district.

For PLAC cards, the library requires an accepted form of photo ID and we must verify that the applicant is in good standing with their home library.

Juveniles under the age of 18 are eligible for library cards and are exempt from the documentation requirement provided their responsible party has a library card in good standing.

Renewing a Library Card:

In order to renew your account, cardholders over 18 are required to produce an accepted form of photo ID and an accepted proof of residency document. This is an opportunity for the library to make sure that your contact information and residency status is correct. Juvenile accounts can be renewed by the responsible party listed on the account. If the responsible party has changed, a new application will need to be completed with the new responsible party signing the application.

At the time of renewal for Non-resident and PLAC cards, annual fees are due. The price associated with these cards is subject to change on a yearly basis.