Library Cards

Library cards must be presented each time you wish to check out library materials. Replacement cards cost $2.00.

Residency:

Residents of the town of Camden, as well as residents of Jackson Township, are eligible for a free library card, which will allow them to take advantage of the services offered by the Camden Library as well as some services offered by the Flora and Delphi libraries, due to our reciprocal borrowing policies.

Residents of Liberty Township are eligible for a Camden library card, which gives them full access to all services offered by the Camden Library. Residents of Liberty Township are not eligible to take advantage of any services offered at the Flora or Delphi libraries that are made available due to our reciprocal borrowing policies.

Non-residents may purchase a non-resident card  to access materials and services available at the Camden Library. The card fee is $45.50 for an individual card.  Washington Township residents are eligible for a reimbursement for 1/2 of the annual fee.

PLAC cards may be purchased at the Camden Library for a fee of $65. A PLAC card allows holders to borrow materials from any other library in the State of Indiana. In order to purchase a PLAC card, you must first be eligible for a Camden library card, or you must purchase a non-resident card for $45.50.

Age:

Adults: Proper Identification must be presented to apply for an Evergreen Indiana library card. Proper Identification is one of the following:

  • a valid Indiana Driver’s License which displays a current address;
  • valid Indiana State ID which displays a current address; or
  • a current government issued photo ID (e.g., military ID, passport).
  • valid identification issued by another State (e.g., Driver’s License)
  • valid current university or college identification (e.g., Student identification)

If the presented Proper Identification does not display a current address, the applicant must present one item from the Recommended List in addition to the Indiana Driver’s License, Indiana State ID or other government issued photo ID presented as Proper Identification. The ID presented from the Recommended List must include a current address.

Recommended List of ID includes:

  • computer generated bank statement issued in applicant’s name within the last 30 days
  • computer generated utility, credit card company, doctor or hospital bill, issued in applicant’s name within the last 30 days and containing address of residence
  • Medicaid or Medicare benefit statement issued in the applicant’s name within the last 30 days
  • Change-of-address confirmation from the United States Postal Service showing prior and current address of residence (a P.O. Box is not acceptable as a residence address)
  • apartment lease signed within the last 30 days
  • property tax receipt issued in applicant’s name

Children: You must be 6 years old in order to obtain a Camden library card.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian complete the adult portion of the DVD agreement form before a library card will be issued. The adult must show a valid Camden library card or a valid picture ID showing proof of residency. Adults must be present in the library and fill out the required forms for their children, and show the proper identification before a library cards will be issued to minors.

Children may check out videos, DVDs, or audio materials only if they have a Video/DVD agreement form, signed by a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian, on file with the library. Parents are responsible for knowing what materials their children are checking out from the library. The library is not responsible for monitoring the materials that children check out from our collection.

An adult 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 late, 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 sponsoring adult. The minor child must be present during the registration process. Contact addresses should be obtained for both the minor and the sponsoring adult. The minor’s home address must qualify for service. The sponsoring adult’s address will be used for mailed communications. In the case that the sponsoring adult is a non-resident of the library district, libraries shall issue a “Student” profile card to the minor until the minor’s address can be verified. 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 any of these materials. A “limited access” card, which prevents the user from checking out “R-rated” and “M-rated” audiovisual materials, is available for minors