The Melton Public Library is part of the Evergreen Indiana Consortium. Joining the Evergreen Indiana Consortium means better service for taxpayers. The Indiana Public Library Consortium will give you easy access to materials at participating libraries throughout the state. As additional libraries join the Evergreen Indiana Consortium, they will share the same catalog, circulation policies, and materials.
Issuing a Library Card…
An Evergreen Indiana library card is required in order to check out materials at an Evergreen Indiana Library. Patrons of the Evergreen Indiana Consortium libraries shall receive an Evergreen Indiana library card subject to certain limitations (see below, Loss of Privileges). Evergreen Indiana library cards are not transferable.
Applicants for an Evergreen Indiana library card must present the required approved identification in person at the Evergreen Indiana library that will issue the library card.
Singing an Evergreen Indiana library card denotes acceptance of responsibility for all fines and fees for payment for lost or damaged materials.
A parent or legal guardian showing proper identification may register a minor child for an Evergreen Indiana library card. Registering a minor child for an Evergreen Indiana library card denotes acceptance of responsibility for all fees, fines and payment for lost or damaged materials charged on such minor’s library card. Emancipated minors will be asked to present evidence of their status to void the necessity of the presence of a parent or guardian.
Registering a minor child for an Evergreen Indiana library card denotes an acknowledgement and understanding that Evergreen Indiana libraries own and circulate videos, dvds and unrated television series that may be geared toward a more mature audience and that a minor child will have access to materials for both adults and children and will be able to check out out any of these materials. A parent or guardian may request a “limited access” card which prevents the user from checking out “r-rated” av materials.
Proper identification must be presented to apply for an Evergreen Indiana library card. Proper identification is a photo ID (valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID) which lists a current local address.
If the presented photo ID does not have a current address, the applicant must present one item from the Approved List in addition to the photo ID.
Approved ID includes:
1. valid voter registration card
2. valid current government issued ID (e.g., military ID, passport)
3. recent bank statement, (within 30 days)
4. a recent utility bill (within 30 days)
5. tax receipt
The charge for a replacement Evergreen Indiana library card is two dollars ($2.00). Proper identification must be presented to obtain a replacement library card.
Using Your Library Card…
Customers can use their Evergreen Indiana Library Card at any Evergreen Indiana library, but their card must be received from their local library. Also, due to the number of similarly named customers in the system, library cards must always be present to check out any items. If a card is lost, a replacement can be purchased for two dollars ($2.00).
Borrowing items from another library…
Customers will be able to place holds on items belonging to other Evergreen Indiana libraries, which will be delivered to your local library via a state-wide delivery service. Items can be returned to any Evergreen Indiana library, and they’ll find their way home.
Items will have a 1 day grace period before fines are assessed. After the grace period, each overdue item accrues a 25 cent fine for each day it is late. Fines and fees can be paid at any Evergreen Indiana library. No refunds can be given on lost items that are found after they are paid for. If you find it later, you get to keep it!
Loss of Privileges…
A patron’s access to materials may be limited due to overdue materials or fines and fees. A patron’s card will be blocked, and no service may be obtained with it if the patron has 15 or more overdue items, or owes $10 or more in unpaid fines and/or fees. The number of overdue materials and/or amount of fines/fees that will result in a patron being “blocked” is calculated at the consortium level and not at the library level. A patron may also be “barred” if circumstances warrant.