Library Cards

You can get a free Resident Evergreen library card if you are:

  • A resident of the city of Whiting
  • A property owner in the city of Whiting

You can get a free Reciprocal Borrowers library card with limited access 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.  If you own property in Whiting you need to bring in a copy of your Property Taxes.

What you need to bring with you:

You must present proof of residence when signing up for a card. One way to do this is to present an official government ID showing your current name and address, such as a driver’s license or passport. However, we realize that when you’ve recently moved, you may not be able to update the information on these IDs right away. Along with your photo ID, you must present one of the following: a computer generated credit card bill; bank statement or utility bill, doctor or hospital bill, or lease agreement issued within the past 30 days that shows both your full name and your current address.

If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must be present, and they must sign your application when you apply for a library card. Proof of residence must be presented in the parent or guardian’s name.

Children’s Library Cards

  • 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 Library Cards

  • Young adult cards are issued from grade 9 through grade 12 in the Adult Department. A parent or guardian must sign the application when applying for a YA card.

Lost Library Cards

  • 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.
1735 Oliver Street
Whiting, Indiana 46394
Phone: 219-659-0269
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed on Sundays