Public Library Access Card (PLAC)
Questions and Answers
- What is a Public Library Access Card (PLAC)?
- The PLAC is a library card which allows the holder to borrow materials from any public library in the state of Indiana.
- Is there a fee for a PLAC card?
- Yes. The fee changes every January. For 2016 the fee is $65 per card. The card is valid for 1 year from the date of application.
- Who is eligible for a PLAC?
- If you have a valid resident or non-resident library card from any public library in Indiana, you are eligible for a PLAC. You must be in good standing with the issuing library and show identification with your name and current address when you apply for a card.
- Can a family use one card?
- No. The PLAC card is an individual card. There is no family card available.
- What types of materials can I check out with a PLAC?
- Books that normally circulate at public libraries will be available for loan. Other items will be available at the discretion of each public library.
- Must I return materials borrowed with a PLAC to the location from which they came?
- Yes. You must follow the rules of each library you use and assume responsibility for all materials you borrow. This includes paying for lost or damaged materials and overdue fines.
- How long can I use a PLAC?
- The PLAC expires one year from the date you apply for the card. When your PLAC expires, you can apply for another at any Indiana public library.
- Will college students need a PLAC to use public libraries outside their home public library district?
- Resident students are not required to have a PLAC to use the public library in the community where their college or university is located. If they choose to use a public library other than their home public library or the public library in the community where they attend school, then they may purchase a PLAC at either their home public library or the public library in their school's community.
Library Card Registration Policy