Bartholomew County Public Library promotes responsible lifelong library use with minimal barriers to facilitate fair and equitable sharing of the community's collections.
Individuals applying for a BCPL card must present current photo identification.
Children, up to 17, may, with parental signature and parental identification defined by the above criteria, obtain a Library card. Children, ages 13-17, may be issued a borrower’s card without parental signature by presenting photo identification as defined above.
For new borrowers, the library card is mailed to verify the address. Until the card arrives, a new borrower is eligible to check out two items at a time.
A borrower who is already on file but is requesting a new borrower’s card is not subject to the new borrower restrictions. This includes 13 year olds moving from Child to Teen status, 18 year olds moving from Teen to Adult status, persons changing from non-resident to resident status, and persons needing replacement for lost, stolen, or damaged cards.