Get a Library Card

Evergreen Indiana card

The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library provides access to materials and resources designed to enrich, inform and entertain. An Evergreen Indiana library card is required to borrow library materials from the library. Individuals may apply for a card in person during normal operating hours.

Resident Card:

The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library may issue a Resident card free of charge to an individual living within Alexandria city limits or within Monroe Township.  Individuals must present an accepted form of photo ID and accepted proof of residency document. Juveniles under the age of 18 are eligible for library cards and are exempt from documentation requirements provided their responsible party has a library card in good standing. These cards are good for two years from the date of issue.

Non-resident taxpayers who do not reside within the library district, but own property within Alexandria city limits or within Monroe Township may be issued a Resident card free of charge. Non-resident taxpayers must present an accepted form of photo ID and a current paid tax bill listing their name and the address of the property owned within the library district.  Cards may be issued to owners listed on the tax bill and to family members residing at the same address as the taxpayer provided they can present an accepted form of photo ID and an accepted proof of residency document. 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.

Outreach Card:

The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library may issue an Outreach card free of charge to daycares operating within the library district, teachers who do not reside within the library district but are employed by the Alexandria School Corporation or St. Mary’s Parochial School, and to individuals who are homebound or who reside in a care facility within the library district. Individuals must present an accepted form of photo ID and accepted proof of residency document if applicable. These cards are good for two years from date of issue and are retained by the Outreach Librarian.

Reciprocal Borrower Card:

The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library may issue a Reciprocal Borrower card free of charge to an individual who meets all four of the following conditions:

Juveniles under the age of 18 are eligible for Reciprocal Borrower cards and are exempt from documentation requirements provided their responsible party has a library card in good standing.  Reciprocal borrowers do not enjoy the same privileges as Evergreen Indiana patrons such as placing items on hold from other Evergreen libraries or accessing library services such as Freegal or Overdrive. These cards are good for one year from the date of issue. For a list of member libraries, click here: http://www.in.gov/library/files/RBCOVENANTS.pdf

Non-Resident Card:

Individuals or families who reside in the state of Indiana but in an area that is unserved by a public library district may purchase a Non-Resident card for $75. Individuals must present an accepted form of photo ID and an accepted proof of residency document. Non-Resident library cards may be issued to all family members residing at the same address as the Non-Resident card purchaser provided they can present an accepted form of photo ID and accepted proof of residency document. 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.  Non-Resident cards are good for one year from date of purchase and the cost of the card is subject to change without notice.

The following are examples of unserved areas in close proximity to Alexandria: Richland Township (Madison Co.), Jackson Township (Madison Co.), Harrison Township (Delaware Co.), Washington Township (Delaware Co.), White River Township (Hamilton Co.), and Green Township (Grant Co.). However, an individual living in an unserved area anywhere within the state of Indiana is eligible to purchase a Non-Resident card.

Student Library Card:

The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library may issue a Student Library Card to students who reside outside of the library district but who are enrolled in either the Alexandria Community Schools or St. Mary’s Parochial School in accordance with our Student Library Card Policy.  See:  http://www.alex.lib.in.us/pdf/Student%20Library%20Card%20Policy.pdf

Public Library Access Card (PLAC):

The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library may issue a Public Library Access Card (PLAC) to any Indiana resident who has a valid library card in good standing with their home library and who has purchased a PLAC card. Individuals must present an accepted form of photo ID and must be in good standing with their home library. The fee for this card is $50.00 and is good for one year from date of issue. The cost of the card is subject to change without notice.

Evergreen Indiana:

The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library is part of the Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium. Card holders from member libraries are entitled to use the Alexandria-Monroe Public Library as they would their home library. For a list of member libraries, click here: http://www.in.gov/library/5082.htm#members

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.

Information from the US Census Bureau or the County Assessor’s Office is used for final determination of residency.

The library will not accept hand written documentation such as lease agreements or hand written envelopes. The library also will not accept temporary paper IDs issued by the BMV as an accepted form of photo ID but we will accept them as an accepted proof of residency document. 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 and Reciprocal Borrower applicants, 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. A responsible party is an individual who agrees to accept full financial responsibility for the materials loaned to a juvenile by signing the application of a juvenile patron.  The library recognizes parents, legal guardians, grandparents, and siblings over 18 as potential responsible parties. In most cases, responsible parties are not financially responsible for charges or fees incurred after the juvenile borrower reaches the age of 18.

Foreign exchange students are considered residents for the duration of their stay. Regardless of a student’s age, a host parent must sign the application agreeing to be financially responsible for the materials checked out by their hosted students.

Renewing a Library Card:

Library accounts expire after a certain amount of time. Resident and Outreach accounts expire after two years while Reciprocal Borrower, Non-Resident, Student, and PLAC accounts expire after one year. This is an opportunity for the library to make sure that your contact information and residency status is correct. The library can send you advanced notification that your account is about to expire provided we have a valid email account on file.

In order to renew your account, cardholders over 18 may be required to produce an accepted form of photo ID and an accepted proof of residency document. 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.

For Reciprocal Borrowers and PLAC accounts the library will contact your home library to make sure that your account is in good standing.

 

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