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In order to apply for a new library card, you must:
Receive your card by visiting any IndyPL location. Bring an acceptable form of identification and complete an application to receive your card on-site.
In order to complete an online application for a new library card account, you must:
We realize that not everyone will be able to meet these criteria. If you are unable to register for a card online, please visit any Indianapolis Public Library location to complete an application in person.
To be eligible for a free library card you must be one of the following:
Children under the age of six are eligible for a My First Library Card for fine free borrowing of print materials.
Applicants applying in person must present a picture ID with name and current address. If your picture ID does not have your current address, or if your ID does not have an address, you should also bring a piece of mail postmarked within the last 30 days, or a current lease or checkbook with your correct address. If you do not have a picture ID, please contact your nearest branch for information on obtaining a library card.
Persons who reside in unserved library districts in the state of Indiana may purchase a non-resident Library card for an annual fee.
Persons who live in another library district and have a library card from their “home” library or who have purchased a non-resident library card may purchase a Public Library Access Card (PLAC). The Public Library Access Card is sponsored by the Indiana State Library and is valid for 1 year. The fee is set by the Indiana State Library annually.
The PLAC card may be purchased at any Indiana public library.
Library cards expire after three (3) years. Non-resident, PLAC library cards and some special cards expire after one (1) year.
Visit one of our library locations to renew your library card. You will need to present a valid form of identification with your current address. All fines or fees must be paid in full at the time of renewal.
When renewing a card for a child under the age of 18, the parent/guardian listed on the child's library account must show his/her current identification.
If you live in Marion County, are 18 or older, and have a phone account in your name, you may be able to renew your library card online.
PLAC card holders must present a valid, fine-free library card from their home library.