Sign up for a library card

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Unlock your potential with a library card. If you’re at least 4 years old and live inside the city limits of Elkhart or Cleveland, Concord or Osolo townships, you’re eligible for a free Elkhart Public Library card.

To get your card, complete the form on this page to get started. A current photo ID listing home address, or a photo ID and a bank statement, utility bill, or other form of address confirmation are needed for sign up. We’ll contact you when your card is ready for pickup.

Your card unlocks loads of benefits and has borrowing privileges at all other Elkhart County public libraries and the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library. (Some restrictions may apply; please ask at individual libraries about check-out rules.)

Public Library Access Card may be needed to check out items at other libraries in Indiana. You can purchase this card at any Elkhart Public Library location.

Other ways to get a card

Businesses and property owners: Businesses, organizations and property owners within the EPL service area also qualify for borrowing privileges.

  • An organization card is available for use by multiple people within a local business or organization.
  • Individuals owning or leasing property inside the EPL service area may register for a card using a current tax receipt or lease as proof of address.

Nonresident students and teachers: Individuals residing in Indiana and affiliated with a school inside the EPL service area are eligible for a nonresident card at no charge.

Nonresidents: For individuals residing outside the EPL service area, a library card with borrowing privileges may be purchased at any of our locations for $85.

All nonresident cards are good for one year.