Registration of Borrowers Policy
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The Vigo County Public Library registers borrowers in compliance with Indiana Code 36-12-2-25. Registered borrowers have access to library services and are qualified for loan of library materials as designated in the Circulation Policy.
The following categories of persons or groups are eligible to apply for a borrower’s card:
Individuals who own property and or reside in Vigo County (also known as the Library District)
Non-resident students enrolled in a public school corporation or a non-public school that is located in the Library District and in which students in any grade from preschool through grade twelve (12) are educated
Non-resident employees of a public school corporation or non-public school located in the Library District and in which students in any grade from preschool through grade twelve (12) are educated
Non-resident students enrolled in a college or university located in the Library District
Library employees who are not residents of the Library District
Institutions, businesses, corporations, and not-for-profit agencies located in the Library District
Individuals who hold a valid resident library card from a library that participates in the Indiana Public Library Resource sharing Program also known as the Indiana Reciprocal Borrowing Program may apply for a reciprocal borrower’s card
Public Library Access Card borrowers who purchase a PLAC card
Individuals who are not residents of the Library District and who do not qualify under any of the above may pay an annual fee (Non-resident fee) equivalent to the Vigo County Public Library’s operating fund expenditure per capita for borrowing privileges
In order to maintain records on all materials currently loaned from the library each registered borrower account is assigned a unique identifying barcode number and a corresponding borrower’s card is issued to the registrant. All borrower accounts are valid for a three-year period from the date of registration with the exception of Non-resident (B, C, D, E, and I), Reciprocal (G), and PLAC (H) which are valid for twelve months.
To obtain a borrower account a completed and signed borrower registration form must be submitted to VCPL. Unemancipated minors under the age of eighteen (18) must have the registration form signed by a parent or guardian.
The registrant’s identify and address of residence is verified prior to validation of the account or issuance of a borrower’s card. Verification of parent or guardian identity and address of residence is required for unemancipated minors. Reciprocal (G) registrants must also present a valid and current home library card. PLAC (H) registrants must also present a valid and current home library and PLAC card.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Vigo County Public Library on the 20th day of May, 2019.