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  • Any resident of the Town of New Carlisle or Olive Township is eligible to receive a free library card.
  • Adults, age 18 and over, need to provide photo ID and proof of address.
  • Photo ID must be a State issued ID with current address, Passport, Military ID, School ID, or Consular ID.
  • Acceptable proof of address is a property rental lease, mortgage statement, utility bill, bank statement, checkbook, credit card bill, or car registration.
  • Minors, age 17 or younger, require a parent/guardian signature on the library card application.
  • Persons from other library districts may receive a NCPL card if their home library participates in the Statewide reciprocal agreement and their account is in good standing with their home library.
  • Patrons in good standing at La Porte County Public Library, Michigan City Public Library, Mishawaka-Penn Public Library, and St. Joseph County Public Library may also receive a reciprocal library card.
  • Teachers at Olive Elementary qualify for a Reciprocal card, regardless of home address.
  • Residents living in a library district that does not participate in a reciprocal agreement with NCPL may purchase a PLAC card at a fee set by the State of Indiana.
  • Residents residing in an unserved district will be charged a yearly fee of $199.99 to check out materials belonging to this Library. After having paid the fee, patrons may use the resources of the NCPL to its fullest degree, excluding Interlibrary Loan.

Library cards are valid for 2 years. Library cards not used for 2 years that have no fines or fees will be purged from the system. Cards may be renewed in person or over the phone.