Library Cards

Visit our Get a Card page to learn how to sign-up for a library card.

There is no charge to sign-up for resident cards and reciprocal cards.  Non-resident cards and PLAC cards have fees as detailed on our Get a Card page.

There is no minimum age to sign-up for a library card.  We believe that parents and guardians are the people best suited to determine when their child is ready for a library card.  Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to apply for a library card.  See our Get a Card page to learn more.

Resident cards expire three years from the date they were issued.  Reciprocal, non-resident, and PLAC cards expire after one year.  If your card has expired, you don’t need to get a new physical card, but you do need to call or come in to verify and update your contact information.  See our Get a Card page to learn more.

To get a new card, you’ll need to come into the library and verify your identity.  The replacement fee for lost cards is $3. Children under the age of 18 may receive one free replacement card per calendar year.

Your Pulaski County Public Library card can only be used to check out materials at our library.  Once you have a card with us, you can get a reciprocal card at many other libraries across the state.  You can also purchase a statewide library card.  Learn more on our Get a Card page.

Borrowing Items

You can find all of our items in the library’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) at https://catalog.pulaskicounty.lib.in.us/WebOpac/.

Visit our Request an Item page to learn about interlibrary loans and how you can place a request.

Books, magazines, and audiobooks do not have a checkout limit, but other items like movies and CDs do. Visit our Borrowing Guidelines page or read our Circulating Materials and Equipment Loan Periods policy to learn more.

You may check out items without your library card if you present a photo ID and pay a fee of $1.

No.  Each cardholder must use their own card to borrow items.

Yes! Learn more and apply for our Doorstep Delivery Service for the Homebound.

Yes.  Click the My Account link at the top of this page and enter your library card number.

At present, we only accept payment via cash or check.

Online Resources and Download & Stream services

For many of our online resources and Download & Stream services, you’ll need to log in or create an account with your library card number. This is the entire number on the back of your card, with no spaces.

If you are having difficulty logging in to one of the library’s online resources, there are a few potential reasons.  First, make sure you are using the entire number on the back of your card without any spaces.  Try logging out and back in.  If that doesn’t work, your account may be blocked due to not being in good standing (expired or with a fine over $3.50).  In addition, some services will only work for resident cardholders (not reciprocal).  If none of the above apply or fix the problem, please feel free to contact us.

Some of the library's online resources are only available to resident library cardholders. Taxes from residents of the Pulaski County Public Library district help fund the library, and this funding is what allows the library to provide resources to residents at no charge.  Reciprocal cardholders live in a different library district, and their taxes support a different home library.  Non-residents who wish to have full access to Pulaski County Public Library resources are welcome to purchase a non-resident library card.  See our Library District and Get a Card pages to learn more about the district and the different types of library cards.

Meeting Rooms and Public Spaces

The library has a variety of flexible spaces for meetings, study, and more. Many of these spaces, such as the café or Carnegie study area are open to the public at all times. Other rooms are available for private meetings by reservation. Meeting rooms are available to any group that meets the eligibility criteria to reserve a room, regardless of the organizers' views, background, beliefs, religion, or speech content. Permission to use the facilities does not constitute an endorsement of the group's policies or beliefs by the Pulaski County Public Library. See our Visit the Library, Reserve a Room, and Policies pages to learn more.

Some library spaces, such as the Magnolia Room, Activity Room, and tutor rooms, are available by reservation only. Large meeting spaces need to be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. Tutor rooms should also be reserved in advance; walk-in requests will be accommodated based on room availability. See our Visit the Library, Reserve a Room, and Policies pages to learn more.

Postings on the library’s bulletin board are subject to the guidelines of the library’s Posting Policy and must be approved by library staff. You can bring the material you wish to post on the board to the front desk for approval. Any non-approved postings will be removed.

Computers, the Internet, and Other Library Services

Yes!  We have public computers with high-speed Internet access.  Learn more on our Computers & Internet page.

Yes! Free public wireless Internet access is available throughout the building.  Learn more on our Computers & Internet page.

Yes to all of the above!  Visit our Printing & Copying and Faxing & Scanning pages to learn more.

The library carries tax forms during the first few months of the year and can print additional forms at any time.  Visit our Tax Forms page to learn more.

General Library Information

The Pulaski County Public Library serves a district of nine townships in Pulaski County, Indiana (out of the county’s twelve total townships).  Cass, Franklin, Harrison, Indian Creek, Jefferson, Monroe, Rich Grove, Van Buren, and White Post townships are part of our district.  Learn more on our Library District page.

Your library card number can be found on the back of your library card.  The number is the entire string of digits, without any spaces.  Sometimes you may see the library card number referred to as your barcode number.  Your library card number is needed to access many of the library's online resources.

For your account to be in good standing, your library card must not be expired, and you cannot have a fine on your account greater than $3.50.

When we are looking to fill particular positions, we will list them on our Careers page.  Job listings may also appear in local papers, on the library's bulletin board, or on online job search sites.  If there are no positions listed but you would still like to apply, you may pick up a job application at the library’s main desk.

We appreciate your desire to help!  At this time, we do not have any positions in which we can effectively use volunteers.  See our Advocate and Donation pages for other ways you can help the library.

The Library accepts gifts of gently used books and materials.  See our Donate Materials page for more information.