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