Getting a Library Card

The Thorntown Public Library is a proud member of the Evergreen Indiana consortium. Learn more about the Evergreen Indiana Consortium by visiting the State Library’s website here.


To sign up for a library card you must be 18 years or older (ages 17 and under must have parent or guardian present), and have a valid driver’s license or Indiana State ID with your current address. If your ID address is no longer current, you must also present:

  • valid voter registration card,
  • valid military ID or passport,
  • recent bank statement,
  • recent utility bill, OR
  • property tax receipt

Residents who live in Washington, Jefferson, or Sugar Creek townships qualify for a free Thorntown Public Library card. Resident cardholders will have full access to the Evergreen Indiana Consortium and the eIndiana Digital Consortium (Overdrive downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and video).

Nonresident Thorntown Public Library cards are available for $113.36. Clinton township residents may qualify for one free Evergreen card per family. Nonresident cardholders will have full access to the Evergreen Indiana Consortium and the eIndiana Digital Consortium for one year.

Students of the Western Boone Community School Corporation are eligible for a free Student card at Thorntown Public Library.  Student cardholders will have access to Thorntown Public Library materials and programs.

Any nonresident who has a valid public library card in Indiana and also has a valid PLAC (Public Library Access Card) is entitled to a Nonresident Thorntown Public Library card.

If you have any questions about what type of card you are eligible for, please call the library!

Borrowing Materials

A patron must present his/her Evergreen library card at the time of check out. The card must be in good standing (fines below $10) to check out materials. Patrons may borrow up to a combination of 100 materials which may include a maximum of 10 DVDs and/or 10 VHS.

Loan Periods & Renewals


  • 3 Weeks: Books, Audiobooks, Music CDs
  • 1 Week: DVDs, VHS, Magazines
  • 3 Days: Some Reference materials


Renewals may be made online via the OPAC, on the phone or in person. Most materials may be renewed up to 1 time. Books and audiobooks may be renewed twice. If a material has a hold request, it may not be renewed.

Fines, Fees & Overdue Notices

As per the Evergreen Indiana Circulation Policy, overdue materials will incur a fine of $.25 per day per item. Equipment, such as the LCD Projector, will incur a fine of $5.00 per day.

Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy from the Evergreen Indiana libraries. Failure to receive notices does not exempt patrons from the responsibility for payment. The receipt provided at the time of check out serves as the official notice of when materials are due.