Using the Library

To register for a library card, one must be a resident of Scott County and must provide a reference for address verification and two proofs of identification--a picture ID and proof of permanent address. Each patron must present his own check out card for each transaction.
Any resident of Scott County may use the library's services by signing an application card and agreeing to observe the rules and regulations of the library. All patrons entitled to borrow books from the library will be given a barcode identification card that must be presented whenever materials are borrowed from the library. If the card is lost, a new card will be ordered upon payment of $3.00. Library cards expire four years from the date of issuance and may be renewed.
Loan Period
  • Books and Periodicals
    Loan period of 14 days and may be renewed once for the same period if there are no reserves. May renew by telephone or in person at the library. There is a limit of 10 books that one patron may borrow. Children under the age of 16 may borrow no more than four books at a time.
  • Books on Tape
    These are audio cassettes that may be borrowed by adult patrons for 14 days.
  • Video Cassettes
  • A limit of three videos may be checked out on an adult card for 7 days. There is a $1.00 per day fine for each overdue video (NOT to exceed replacement cost). A $2.00 fine per video will be charged for videos returned in the book drop.
A 10 cent per day fine is charged for overdue books, magazines, and records. Videos and audio cassettes are a $1.00 per day overdue charge (NOT to exceed the cost of replacement). A $2.00 fine per video and/or audio cassette will be charged for tapes returned through the book drop.

Losses and Damages
Borrowers will be held responsible for the proper care and safe return of all books and other library materials. A charge will be made to the patron for damage to or for failure to return library materials. Borrowers who have fines or assessments on their cards may not borrow other materials from the library until charges have been paid and the card is clear.
A book drop at the Main Street entrance is for the convenience of patrons to return all library materials except audio, and video tapes. They should not be dropped in the book drop because of the damage to them. Loose coins for the payment of overdue fines should not be placed in the book pockets of books deposited in the book drop.

Service Information
  • Photo copier
    The library has a self-service photo copier which is available to the patron at 10 cents per sheet.
  • Inter-Library Loan Service
    The library can obtain materials for the patron from other libraries. The patron is expected to pay postage for mailing and also photocopying charges if necessary.
  • Genealogy Materials
    Genealogy materials and rare books on state and local history are available for in-library use. They do not circulate.
  • Meeting Room
    A meeting room is available for up to 50 persons. Call for more information.
  • General Services
    Telephone Reference Service, Newspapers, Pay-phone, Summer Reading Program, Library Instruction, Video tapes, Story Hours, Genealogy Materials, Microfilm Reader Service, Magazines, Fax Service.

(Public Library Access Card)--permits loans from other Indiana Public Libraries for an annual fee