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General Policies

I. Patron Code of Conduct

The Michigan City Public Library Patron Code of Conduct is intended to protect the rights and safety of individuals who are in the library or use library materials and/or services, to protect the rights and safety of staff members, and to preserve and protect library materials, facilities and property. Read more…

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Library Card & Borrowing Policies

You can get a free library card if you are:

  • A resident of the Michigan City Library District. The library district includes Michigan City, Trail Creek, Long Beach, Duneland Beach and Michiana Shores. Read more…
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Computer Use Policy

The library will provide access to electronic information systems as is sufficient to fulfill its mission. Use of these systems shall be consistent with the library’s mission, goals, policies and procedures, and with local, state and federal laws. Read more…

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Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones and other portable communication devices (herein referred to as cell phones collectively) are not to be used in the library. Cell phones must be turned off or set to vibrate while in the library. Read more…

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Child Safety Policy

For the safety of your children, the Michigan City Public Library has adopted the following polices regarding children in the library:

Children under the age of 10 (ages 0-9) must have adult supervision at all times while in the library, except while participating in library programs. Read more…


Makerspace Guidelines, 3-D Printer Safety, and Release of Liability Agreement

The Michigan City Public Library (MCPL) Makerspace promotes creativity and ingenuity by providing children opportunities to explore new technologies, create imaginative projects, and work with others.  The Makerspace contains a wide variety of equipment and technology to allow guided exploration through classes and programs and individual projects. Use of the Makerspace is for youth up to 18 years old (if still in high school). Read more…

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Meeting Room Policy

The purpose of the library meeting room is to provide space for programs or meetings either sponsored by the library or initiated by the public for cultural, educational, or informational purposes. Read more…

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Study Room and Meeting Room 3 Policy

The primary purpose of the Study Rooms and Meeting Room is to meet the operational needs of the Library. Study Room and Meeting Room availability is contingent on there being no conflict with Library programs or meetings, which have first priority at all times. The rooms are recommended for quiet study and meetings with a maximum limit of four (4) persons at a time and ten (10) persons at a time in Meeting Room 3.  Read more…

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