The Circulation Department is where you can check out items, return items, renew items, get a card, place a hold, register for homebound services . . . and do much more. See the Circulation staff if you need help knowing where to get started in your library!
If you are homebound because of your health or temporarily from surgery or illness, our volunteers will deliver your requests. Register for our Homebound Services by calling 765-362-2242 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than one type of card is issued by the library. The following should help you decide what card you should obtain.
Note: All cards expire after one year.
With proof of residence, free library service is provided to the residents of Crawfordsville and Montgomery County's North and South Union Township. Present one printed identification with name and current mailing address. The patron completes a registration form (.pdf) or Spanish-language registration form (.pdf).
Note: If you live in a township not serviced by the library (Coal Creek, Wayne, Scott, and Ripley Townships), you must pay $56.50 per year to obtain a fee card.
A Public Library Access Card must be purchased at a person's local library. To do so, the patron must have a current card at this library. The charge is $50.00 per year. This is an individual card for use only by the cardholder.
The name of a patron's local library must be listed on our reciprocal agreement sheet. The patron must have a current library card at the local library.
Courtesy cards are issued under the following circumstances:
Issued to nursery schools, private schools, and nursing homes located in Crawfordsville or Union Township with permission of the library director. The head of the institution must send a letter to the library director agreeing to pay for lost or damaged books and naming people authorized to use the card.
Issued to the owner of a business in Montgomery County if s/he sends a letter to the library director agreeing to pay for damaged or lost items checked out on the card. Employees of the business may use the card and must have the card to check out items.
The user pays a fee to receive the card (for patrons visiting Union Township). The fee is non-refundable, and the amount depends on the length of use.
If a patron does not already have a library card, a volunteer will take a library card application to the patron on the first visit. The volunteer then returns the application to the circulation desk.
Circulating items are renewable one time. If an item has been requested by another patron while you have it checked out, you cannot renew that item.
Note: 7-day items are non-renewable.
You can renew your items
Did you know that the library can send e-mail reminders two days before your items are due?
If you want to begin receiving e-mail reminders, make sure we have your correct e-mail address.
The Circulation Department is responsible for meeting room reservations.