Getting a Library Card 

You can get a free library card if you are:

*  A resident of the city of Whiting

*  A property owner in the city of Whiting

*  Enrolled in an elementary or high school within the Whiting city limits

You can also get a free library card if you are:

*  A non-resident (or property owner) in a Library District that participates in the Indiana State-Wide Reciprocal Borrowing Program. You must bring your "home" library card when you sign-up for a Whiting Library Card

What you need to bring with you:

*  Proof of residence, paid tax receipt, or enrollment in a Whiting school is required at the time you apply for a library card.

*  Photo identification is also required.


*  The same rules apply for acquiring a child's card as for an adult.

*  Children's cards are issued to anyone from birth through 8th grade.

*  A parent or guardian's signature is required for all children's library cards.

*  The child's parent or guardian is responsible for the selection of materials and charges for overdue, lost, or damaged items.


*  Young adult cards are issued from grade 9 through grade 12 in the Adult Department.


*  Your library card must be presented to check out material. NO EXCEPTIONS. There is a $2.00 replacement fee for lost or stolen cards.

Other Library Card Options:

Fee-Based (PLAC) cards

*  Please inquire at the adult circulation desk for details and fees.

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