About the Library
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Working together, we strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs and other resources.
We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, to discover.
PLAC (Public Library Access Card) may also be purchased at the circulation desk allowing the patron to use any public library in the state of Indiana. Current charge for a PLAC card is $50.00 for 1 year.
You must present your Evergreen Indiana card at the desk in order to borrow library materials. Cards are non-transferrable and cannot be used by anyone other than the card holder.
The maximum number of items that can be simultaneously checked out on your Evergreen card are as follows:
- 100 books
- 10 videos (5 from each department)
If you are planning to check out materials at libraries other than the Syracuse Public Library, please be aware that the above list is the maximum number of items per card, not per library.
You can use your Evergreen card at any other Evergreen library in the state. For a current listing of Evergreen libraries in Indiana, click here.
|Books (regular titles)||3 weeks|
|Books (new titles)||1 week|
Items may be renewed over the phone, in person, or through your online Evergreen account. Items which have holds are not renewable. Some items, such as DVDs, are not renewable.
When the library is closed, items may be returned in the book & media dropboxes outside the library.
All items incur a 25¢ fine for each day they are not returned. This does not include days that the library is closed.
There is a one day grace period for all items being returned.
Once the fines on your card reach $10.00, your card will be blocked at all Evergreen locations. If you have fifteen or more overdue items, your card will be blocked at all Evergreen locations.
Your account will be charged with replacement costs for any items not returned within 45 days of their due date. A $10.00 processing fee will be added on to all items charged as lost. The library will not issue refunds for lost items which have been paid for and are later returned.
To see all of the library's policies, please visit: Policies and Procedures.
The library has a full range of materials to choose from, including a large print section, periodical section, audio book section, video (both VHS and DVD) section, as well as many volumes of reference materials in addition to fiction and non-fiction selections (for children, adults and young adults). There is a local history section, with volumes outlining the history of Kosciusko County and Indiana history in general. The microfilm collection includes local newspapers dating from 1875 through 2004 (as of 2009); physical copies of local newspapers are kept in the library for five years after the publication date. There are approximately 87,000 library visits each year.