201 East Front Street, South Whitley, IN 46787 Phone: (260) 723-5321 Fax: (260) 723-5326
Cards Library cards are issued at no charge to residents or real property owners of Cleveland, and Richland townships. At the time of application, residents must show a photo ID with name and current address. If photo ID does not have a current address, other acceptable forms of identification may be used with the photo ID. These may include the latest utility bill with applicants name and address, checkbook with current address, and/or a dated rental agreement. Cards for patrons under the age of 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must also have a card, except for Whitko card holders.
Public Library Access Cards (PLAC) - South Whitley library cards will be issued at no charge to non-residents who are in good standing at their home libraries and have purchased an Indiana Public Access Card (PLAC). These cards may be purchased at the home library or at SWCPL. PLAC cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase. The cost may change annually. The fee is set by the Indiana State Library.
Subscription Cards may be purchased by non-residents and are valid for one year. The cost is commensurate with the cost of supplying services to patrons who pay library taxes. The cost is based on a formula created by the Indiana State Library and may change annually.
Whitko Cards may be given to students of the Whitko School District who live in an area without library service. A parent’s or guardian’s signature is required. Cards may also be given to teachers and teacher’s aides upon proof of employment.
Lost Cards - Lost, damaged, or stolen cards may be replaced at a cost of $2.00 per card.
Patrons with 15 overdue items or $10 or more in fines may not check out materials until materials are returned and/or fines paid. Cardholders are responsible for all items checked out on their cards. Patrons are required to present their cards at the circulation desk for the most efficient service.
Lost or Damaged Items Patrons are responsible for lost or severely damaged materials. The replacement cost of the item is the price listed in library records. The price includes processing fees, so no additional cost is added.
MISCELLANEOUS FEES Black and white copies from photocopier are $0.10 per page and color copies are $0.20 per page.
Odd sized copies are only available on copier. black & white: 8 ½ x 14 size = $0.15 & 11x17 size = $0.40 color: 8 ½ x 14 size = $0.30 & 11x17 size = $0.80
Copies from the computer printers are $0.20 for all pages printed. Please do a “print preview” before printing to make sure you are printing only what you need.
Faxes are $0.10 per page with a maximum cost of $2.00. International faxes may not be sent.
Laminating fees are $0.25 per foot.
PATRONS WHO ARE NOT CHARGED FEES / FINES
HOMEBOUND PATRONS – These are people we deliver materials to or who have arranged for someone to bring materials to them
VOLUNTEERS – This includes those who frequently volunteer their time for library projects.
BOARD MEMBER / STAFF FAMILY – Immediate family members of library board or staff members are not charged fines. This includes children living in these homes who are still students.
BOARD / STAFF MEMBERS – Library Board and staff members are not charged fines or copy fees, within reasonable limits, as long as the copies are not for other organizations.
TEACHERS – Teachers who do NOT live in the served area, but teach in the Whitko school system are entitled to a “free” library card.
STUDENTS – Students who do NOT live in the served area, but attend a school in the Whitko school system are entitled to a “free” library card.
HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS - Students who do not attend public school and do not live in the served area who live in the area served by a school in the Whitko school system are entitled to a “free” library card.