Elkhart Public Library District

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Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card
A free card will be issued to patrons if the patron lives within the library districts boundaries (Elkhart and Hurlbut Township).  If you are a non-resident you may purchase a card.  Proof of residency and a photo ID are required for adults over the age of 16.

Non-residence fees

Non-resident fees are calculated by using the tax bill methods set forth by the Illinois State Library. EAV x .0021264=$non-residence fee

How to Get Your Card

Stop by the library and fill out an information form.  Proof of residency and a photo ID are required for adults over the age of 16. 

Borrowing Limits

The library does not impose any borrowing limits since everyones reading styles are different, however, materials can only be borrowed for a two week period.  We ask that patrons only borrow as many items as they think they can resonably use within a two week time period.

Placing Holds

The library will place holds on materials that are owned by the library and will contact the borrower directly by phone or email when such holds are made available.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items

The Library will renew items for up to an additional two weeks.  Patrons may notify the library by calling, emailing, or bring materials to the library to be renewed.