For $50 a year, anyone can enjoy the same amazing benefits that LCPL taxpayers receive from the library.
Note: If you're a resident of our district, you do not need to purchase a library subscription - your taxes have already paid for one!
If you are an Indiana resident you already have access to our physical collection through our Statewide Borrowing Agreement; you only need a subscription for access to our digital collection.
An LCPL subscription - also known as a fee card - gives you exactly the same privileges that our taxpayers receive.
That means that in addition to the regular privileges we extend to all Indiana residents (like checking out items from our shelves), you also receive access to:
If you already have a card with us all you need to do is walk up to a desk and hand over $50. We accept cash or check, or can set up the option to pay online with a credit card.
Or, if you'd like to pay online without visiting a branch, you can give us a call at 219-769-3541 or send us an Ask a Librarian form.
If you don't already have a card with us, fill out this online registration form. Next, bring a photo ID with your current address to any LCPL location to pay. If your photo ID doesn't have your current address, bring it along with another piece of suitable identification. (Note: If you'd rather pay online without visiting a branch, call us at 219-769-3541 or send us an Ask a Librarian form after you've filled out the online registration form.)
Well, yes! We have many types of cards depending on your needs. These cards are free:
Limited Access Cards
If you are an Indiana resident and have a card with your home library district - the one you pay taxes to - you can get a Limited Access card. It's good for checking out physical items, but does not give you access to our online library.
In-House Use Cards
These are cards for people who do not want to check out materials at all. It will only let you sign up for events online, book a small group room, or use our public computers.
You can learn more about these types of cards on our Borrowing Privileges page.