September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when New Carlisle Olive Township Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card.

From borrowing books, ebooks, and audiobooks to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending a book club or story time, a library card helps everyone do more of what they enjoy. All without stretching their budget.

There’s something for everyone at NCPL, and signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning for students. It’s elemental, really—everyone should have one!

NCPL along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.


Ways you can use your library card at NCPL:

Borrow materials including books, Library of Things, movies, Readiness and STEM kits, CDs, and audiobooks.

Borrow e-books or e-audiobooks using the Libby or Hoopla app

Place items on hold in our online catalog

Borrow materials from other libraries

Read the local newspapers for free using Newsbank

Questions?  Email us at or text 574-281-6008