How To Get A Library Card

Resident Library Card

If you live in one of the following townships in St. Joseph County, you can apply for a free library card by visiting any of our locations.

Eligible Townships

  • Centre Township
  • Clay Township
  • Greene Township
  • German Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Portage Township
  • Union Township
  • Warren Township

What you need to bring

Please provide a picture ID with current address to verify your identity and residency. If your photo ID does not have your current address, please bring in current mail from an institution or government agency (i.e. a household bill, bank statement, or health insurance letters)

  • Fine-free: no late fees on overdue materials
  • 1 auto renewal on checked out items
  • $5/day free printing, faxing, scanning
  • Interlibrary loans

Guest Cards

If you don’t live in our service area, you can still get a library card!

Access Cards

Home Delivery Cards

Our library staff and volunteers can deliver materials to those unable to leave their homes or comfortably navigate our collection due to physical injury or disability.

Adult Access Cards

The Adult Access Card allows you to check out up to five items such as books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, or videogames, as well as up to 15 digital materials on Libby, Hoopla, and Kanopy.

Youth Access Cards

Children may register for a Youth Access Card to check out up to 5 print items or audiobooks. Please provide full name, address, birth date, and home phone.

Library Card Responsibilities

You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card. If your card is lost or stolen, please call us immediately at 574-282-4646. You are financially responsible for material that is checked out until you report your card lost or stolen. For further details on our Circulation Policies, please view Section 3 of our Public Service Policy Manual.

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