Library Policies

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I. Mission Statement
II. Library Card Policy
III. Non-Resident Cards
IV. Borrowing
V. Lending Periods
VI. Overdue Fines and Fees
VII. Library Overview
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Mission Statement Back to Top

We welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and lifelong learning.

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.

Library Card Policy Back to Top

Residents in Turkey Creek Township and those who own property within the township are eligible for a free library card. Proof of current address and a picture ID are needed to sign up for a library card.

Children under the age of 18 need a parent or guardian’s signature to get a card. The parent or guardian needs to be present when the library card is issued.
Students who attend school in the Wawasee Community School district are eligible for a free one-year card, renewable every year until their graduation date.
Non-Resident Cards

Non-Resident cards may be purchased for those who live outside the township. Non-resident borrowers are extended the same privileges as regular borrowers.

Current rates for non-resident cards:
4 months – $17.50
1 year – $45.00

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.

Borrowing

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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.
Lending Periods Back to Top
Books  3 weeks
DVDs 1 week
VHS 1 week
Magazines 1 week
CDs 3 weeks
Audiobooks 3 weeks
Overdue Fines & Fees Back to Top
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.