Getting your library card

If you live in the city of Huntington and/or Huntington Township and/or the town of Markle, you qualify for a “free” library card with us! “Free” is in quotes because it’s not actually free — you pay for it in your taxes as a resident of the city of Huntington, Huntington Township or the town of Markle. This is why anyone not living in these areas must purchase their card.

Applicants for a Huntington-City Township Public Library card must present the required Proper Identification in person at the library that will issue the library card (see below). People who own property within the city of Huntington, Huntington Township, or the town of Markle, but who reside elsewhere, will be required to show proof of real property ownership, such as a tax bill or deed.

Signing a Huntington City-Township Public Library card denotes acceptance of responsibility for all fines and fees and for payment for lost or damaged materials. Patrons are advised to contact their library to report a lost or stolen library card, as failure to do so holds the patron responsible for any fines and fees incurred by a lost or stolen library card.

Registering a minor for a Huntington City-Township Public Library card denotes an acknowledgement and understanding by the parent or guardian that the library owns and circulates rated and unrated videos, DVDs and television series that may be geared toward a more mature audience. A minor child will have access to materials for both adults and children and will be able to check out any of these materials. Parents or guardians have sole responsibility for helping their child select age-appropriate materials.

Proper Identification must be presented to apply for a Huntington City-Township/Markle Public Library card. Proper Identification is any one of the following:

  • A valid Indiana Driver’s License which displays a current address
  • A valid Indiana State ID which displays a current address
  • A current government issued Photo ID

If the patron presents current ID but that ID does not have the patron’s current address, the patron must in addition present a form of approved identification showing the current address. Approved Identification can be any of the following:

  • Valid voter registration card
  • Valid current government issued ID (such as a military ID, a passport, etc.)
  • Bank statement issued within the past thirty (30) days
  • Utility bill issued within the past thirty (30) days
  • Property Tax receipt

Borrowing Materials

To borrow materials from the Huntington City-Township Public Library or the Markle Branch, you must have an active library card in our system. You qualify for a “free” (covered by your taxes) library card if you live in the city of Huntington, Huntington Township, or the city of Markle. If you do not live in these areas, you can always purchase a library card with us.

Please Note: We have a wide range of resources available for you to use – however, due to popularity, certain items must be limited as to the number patrons can check out at one time. These limits are listed below.

Loan Periods & Fines

Item Limit
Loan Period
Renewals
Fines

Books

N/A
21 days
2
10¢/day

Audiobooks

10
21 days
2
10¢/day

DVDs

6
7 days
2
$1/day

Magazines

N/A
14 days
2
10¢/day

Literacy

N/A
21 days
2
10¢/day

New Books

N/A
14 days
2
10¢/day

Hot Shelf

1
14 days
0
10¢/day

Music CDs

10
21 days
2
10¢/day

Art Prints

3
56 days
2
$1/day

Puppets

3
21 days
2
10¢/day

Card Types

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  • One person
  • Patron lives in service area
  • One person only may use this card
  • Free!
  • One person
  • Indiana resident not living or owning land in the HCTPL served area
  • One person only may use this card
  • $85.00/yr
  • One person
  • Patron is a registered library card holder at any Indiana public library
  • Patron must be in good standing at home library to purchase a PLAC card at HCTPL
  • Can use PLAC card in any Indiana public library
  • $65/yr
  • One Person
  • Must be currently registered as a student at Huntington University
  • Must live on-campus (students who live off-campus but in the HCTPL served area qualify for our Served Area Patron Card, listed above)
  • Free!

We have reciprocal borrowing privileges with Wells County Public Library. You may register your library card at their main library in downtown Bluffton or at their Ossian Branch Library. Just remember you must return Wells County books to their libraries. We do not provide a courier service for returning their items.

www.wellscolibrary.org