Computer & Internet
Library Account & Materials
Meeting & Study Room
B. Registration for a Library card may be completed in person at the Library in Dale or Chrisney. Proof of residency, such as driver’s license, utility bill, any mail received by patron or checkbook, with name and current street address must be presented at the Circulation Desk to obtain a Library card. Property owners in the above Townships, who reside elsewhere, must provide proof of local ownership by showing a local property tax bill. Anyone holding an Evergreen Consortium Library Card from another Evergreen Library may use that card to check out materials. This eligibility does not extend to other family members.
C. All cardholders must present their proof of residency, such as driver’s license, current utility bill, any mail received by patron or checkbook, with name and street address or proof of local ownership to renew their library card. Service will be denied after one (1) notification if the card is not updated. Library cards will be updated according to the following schedule:
D. An Unserved Resident Library card may be purchased by those living in an untaxed library service area by paying the established fee which is set and reviewed by the Library Board annually. This fee is non-refundable and may be paid annually. Individual Library cards are issued to all persons residing at the address for one fee.
E. Teachers serving preschool through grade 12 in North Spencer County School Corporation, private or parochial schools in the Lincoln Heritage Public Library District are eligible for a free library card. Proof of school employment such as a school ID or check stub must be presented at the Circulation Desk to obtain a library card. The library card is subject to annual renewal. The teacher does not include teacher’s aides, classroom volunteers, or any other support staff.
F. Children in Kindergarten or 5 years old may be issued a library card. A parent or guardian must be present to give consent when issuing a library card to children under 18. A parent or guardian may elect to restrict borrowing privileges from the Internet.
G. All cardholders and parent/guardian of minor cardholders assume full responsibility for materials borrowed.
H. Parents/Guardians may associate their child’s card to their account for informational purposes only. The Parent/Guardian may be blocked if the child’s account is blocked. Patrons with an adult status may be associated with another adult account living at the same address and with permission. Other adult connections will be allowed with Director’s permission.
I. The Library card is the responsibility of the individual (or parent for children under 18). A lost card should be reported to the Library immediately. The card may need to be replaced and a fee may be assessed.
J. The library card, or identification, such as a driver’s license or another type of picture ID, must be presented to borrow materials. Patrons are responsible for the prompt return of loaned materials and the payment of outstanding fines. Library cardholders owing over $10.00 in fines and/or fees after one (1) notification will be required to pay a portion of the fines and/or fees to be below $10.00 before receiving borrowing privileges and/or computer access. Failure to comply with this policy may result in denial of library borrowing privileges and/or computer access.
K. Public Library Access Card (PLAC) cardholders have full privileges. Presentation of PLAC and identification with name and current street address must be presented at the Circulation Desk to obtain a library card. IC 4-23-7.1-5.1
L. Reciprocal Borrowers may receive a Lincoln Heritage Public Library card according to the agreement(s) made by and with the Lincoln Heritage Public Library Board of Trustees. Proof of residency, such as driver’s license, utility bill, any mail received by patron or checkbook, with name and current street address must be presented at the Circulation Desk.
M: Children in foster care will also be able to receive a library card with the following conditions on place:
N: North Spencer Exchange students will also be able to receive a library card with the following conditions in place.
Loss of Privileges/Bad Debt
B. The loan periods outlined above may be extended for the Homebound Service program.
C. Extended loan periods may be granted at the time of check out, except for materials with reserves and interlibrary loans. Denial may be based on demand such as a holiday or single subject collection availability.
Fines for Materials
B. The maximum fine for any returned materials will be $10.00.
C. There are no overdue fines assessed on emergency closings or scheduled closed days.
D. Overdue fines will accrue from the due date.
E. Homebound Service materials will not accrue overdue fines.