Michigan City Public Library
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100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, phone 219 - 873 - 3044 fax 219 - 873 - 3067

               
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Michigan City Public Library
Circulation Department
100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN
219 - 873 - 3042
219 - 873 - 3062

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Library Cards

You can get a free library card if you are:

A resident of the Library District which includes Michigan City, Trail Creek, Long Beach, Duneland Beach and Michiana shores only. Everyone must show picture identification and proof of current address. (A driver's license will suffice if it has your current local address.)

A non-resident who owns property within the Library District. You must bring a current tax receipt or other verification when you apply, along with picture identification.

A resident of any Library District (and currently a member of your local library) that has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with the Michigan City Public Library. Inquire at the Circulation Desk.

A parent or guardian must sign the card application for individuals under 16 years of age. These parents or guardians must show valid identification and possess a Michigan City Public Library card in good standing.

If you don't live in Indiana, yet wish to become a borrower, you can obtain an out-of-state card for an annual fee. For price information, inquire at the Circulation Department.

If the Michigan City Library is your home library and you wish to borrow materials from another Indiana Library, you are eligible to purchase a Public Library Access Card (PLAC). This card entitles you to borrow materials from all of the 238 public libraries in Indiana. For price information and to purchase a PLAC card, inquire at the Circulation Department.


Borrowing

Children
Individuals under 16 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign their applications. These parents or guardians must show valid identification and possess a Michigan City Public Library card in good standing. Children's card holders may borrow library materials according to established borrowing limits. Children's card holders may not borrow Adult Feature DVDs. You must be 18 years of age or older to check out Adult Feature DVDs.

Adults
You may possess an adult card if you are at least 18 years of age. Adult card holders may borrow library materials according to established borrowing limits.

Borrowing Limits

You must be 18 or older to check out Feature Films and DVDs.

New card applicants are allowed to borrow two items per visit until they receive their card in the mail.

A limit of 30 items per card include:

5
non fiction books per subject
30
fiction
10
magazines
15
paperbacks
5
DVDs
5
audio books
10
music CDs
2
puppets

Loan Periods

1 week
best sellers
3 weeks
books and magazines
1 week
DVDs
3 weeks
audio books
3 weeks
music CDs
3 weeks
children's audio books
3 weeks
children's book/cassette sets
3 weeks
puppets

Renewals

You may renew all materials in person, by phone, or through your Online account for an additional loan period if another patron has not placed a reserve on the material. You may renew an item only once.

Reserves

You may reserve all materials in person, by phone or through your Online account. A fee of .50 cents will be charged for any item put on reserve. Patrons will be charged regardless of whether the reserve book is checked out or not. Reserves will be held for 7 days from the time of notification.

Lost Library Cards

You should report a lost or stolen credit card to the library immediately 219-873-3042. You are responsible for items checked out on your card.

Drop Off Locations

Outside the main library entrance (after hours returns).

A drive-thru book drop is available in the parking lot.

Fines/Fees

A fee will be charged for any item put on reserve. Patrons will be charged regardless of whether the reserve book is checked out or not.

50 cents

Overdue fines.

15 cents per day per item.

For the first 90 days, the maximum fine for an overdue item will be 15 cents per day. After that, a fee of $9.00 (or if less, the cost of the item) will be charged.

Rewind fee if audio tape is not rewound upon return.

$1.00

Collection agency fee.

$9.00

Library card replacement fee for adults and children.

$2.00

Lost Materials

If you lose an item, you will be charged the cost of replacing it, any accumulated fines, and a processing fee. If you find and return a lost item in undamaged condition within 30 days, a full refund for the cost of the item will be given. Processing fees and fines are non refundable.

Processing fees are as follows:

Books, audio books, DVDs, music CDs, and puppets.

$5.00

Magazines.

$2.00

Damaged Materials

If you have damaged materials checked out on your card, you will be charged for the cost of the item, any accumulated fines and a processing fee. These fees represent the library's costs for repairing the damage done and purchasing and processing replacement items. Payment of these fees does not affect the ownership of the item. Library materials are not for sale and cannot be purchased, regardless of the condition of the material. The library reserves the right to dispose of damaged or discarded material appropriately.

Processing fees are as follows:

Books, audio books, DVDs, music CDs, and puppets.

$5.00

Magazines.

$2.00

Faxing

The Circulation Department offers faxing services to library patrons.

To fax a document anywhere in North America, the fee is $3.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.

Patrons may have faxes sent to them through the library for a fee of $1.00 per page.

Our fax number is 219-873-3067.