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How To Get a Library Card

To obtain a library card, you must meet two qualifications:

  1. You must reside in a served township in Carroll County, one whose taxes support the library (Adams, Deer Creek, Jefferson, and Rock Creek).

  2. You must provide photo identification and proof of your address in that township. A driver’s license with your current address can count for both an ID and address. 

Photo ID

– Driver’s License
– State ID
– School ID
– Passport
– Parent/Guardian verification (minors only)

Proof of Residency

– Driver’s License
– State ID
– Car Registration
– Check Book
– Lease
– Pay Stub
– Utility Bill


Served townships

Townships served by DPL include Adams, Deer Creek, Jefferson, and Rock Creek.


Residents of Jackson and Monroe townships must first obtain a library card from their public library in Camden or Flora and then may apply for a reciprocal card from DPL.


Unserved Townships

Residents of Burlington, Clay, Carrollton, Democrat, Liberty, Madison, Tippecanoe, and Washington townships, which are townships in which the library is not supported by taxes, may obtain a library card after paying the current non-resident fee. Beginning May 21, 2023, the non-resident fee is $105/year, $52.50/six months, $26.25/three months. 

If you live in an unserved township, you may apply for assistance in paying for your card. Ask about assistance opportunities at the circulation desk. 


If you are under 18 years of age, your parent must sign for your library card, agreeing to be responsible for materials borrowed on your card.

Public Library Access Cards are available for $65 and allow you to extend the use of your local card to all public libraries in the state of Indiana. If you live in a township which does not receive library service, however, you must first purchase a local card.

Start your registration now:

Complete this registration form to expedite your in-library registration. You will still need to bring a photo ID and proof of address to complete registration. A library staff member will contact you within 2 business days to confirm registration.

Will you be using your card exclusivly to access Indiana Newspaper archives?

Thank you. Please bring your photo ID and proof of address with you to complete your registration.

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