Frequently Asked Questions


When are you open?

Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 2 pm
Sunday: Closed

Where are you located?

104 East Washington St.
Lebanon, IN 46052
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Library Card

What do I need to do to get a library card?

The Lebanon Public Library is open to all residents and property owners in Center Township. Townships pay for residents living in Clinton Township.

Library cards are issued free of charge, including replacement cards.

All residents 18 and older must provide proof of their address and photo identification. Parents or guardians can sign children up for cards, but the child must be present for the registration process.

For more information, visit our Get a Card page.

How do I get a card for my children?
A parent or legal guardian showing proper identification may register a minor child for an Evergreen Indiana library card.

To get library cards for your children you will need an up-to-date Indiana Drivers License or State ID with a valid address that proves you live in Center Township.

If you do not live in Center Township your children may be eligible for student cards if they live in the boundaries of the Lebanon School Corporation and attend any of the schools in the corporation.

The schools in the Lebanon School Corporation include Central Elementary, Harney Elementary, Hattie B. Stokes Elementary, Perry-Worth Elementary, Lebanon Middle School and the Lebanon High School. Your children will need to be with you at the time of application for their cards.

Can I get a card if I live in temporary housing or a nursing home?
You can! Before you can receive your card, you will need a sponsor to sign a form. You will be given a transitional (blue) card, which will be active for 3 months. You may check out 3 items on your card.

For Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home residents, the sponsor is required to be present.

Do I need a library card to use the internet?

You don’t!

Wi-Fi: You can connect to our Wi-Fi network, lebanon_library on your device. 

Computer/Guest Pass: You can get a guest pass at our circulation desk on the main floor. We no longer require an ID, though anybody under the age of 18 must have a guardian present to use the computers.

Books & Media

What can I check out?

We currently offer:

  • Books
  • Audiobooks
  • Magazines
  • Movies
  • TV Series
  • Video Games

We also lend out equipment:

  • HD Projector
  • Overhead Projector
  • Slide Projector
  • Projection Screen
How long can I keep what I've checked out?

Reading List Books: 3 weeks, 1 renewal. Reading List books have a blue sticker in the right hand corner that says Reading List.

Magazines: 1 week, 1 renewal.

Books & Audiobooks: 3 weeks, 2 renewals.

Hot New Release Movies: 3 days, no renewals. It will contain a large red sticker on the front that says Hot New Release.

Movies & TV Series: 1 week, 1 renewal.

Video Games: 1 week, 1 renewal.

OverDrive/Libby: 3 weeks, 0 renewals. The user can set different lending periods for materials to 21 days, 14, days, or 7 days. Items can be requested again 48 hours from their due date. The item will be renewed if nobody else has the book on hold. If somebody does have the book on hold, the patron will be added back to the holds list.

How can I borrow equipment?

Our equipment to borrow is available from the main circulation desk. You do not need a card to borrow our equipment, but we do require that you fill out a form prior to borrowing the item. We also require a security deposit before lending the item.

Security Deposit Prices:

HD Projector: $150
Overhead Projector: $50
Slide Projector: $10
Projection Screen: $50

How long are holds available?

All items are held for 7 days.

Will I be charged if I do not pick up my hold?
Nope! The item will either be placed back into circulation or go to the next person on the hold list.


How do I access the library's wireless internet?

Wi-Fi: You can connect to our Wi-Fi network, lebanon_library on your device without a password!

Computer/Guest Pass: You can get a guest pass at our circulation desk on the main floor. We no longer require an ID, though anybody under the age of 18 must have a guardian present to use the computers.

Do you have study rooms?

We have four study rooms. They are first come, first serve. Please see the Children’s Department Staff for availability.

We also have a large quiet study space on the top floor of the library. There are large tables with power, a copier, and free wifi in this space. 

Can I use one of your rooms for a meeting or event?

The Bud Falke Business Conference Room has a maximum occupancy of 20 people.

Our Large Meeting Room has a maximum occupancy of 105 people. It can also be split in half for smaller events.

If you would like to reserve a room, you may do so here.

Do you have a printer/copier?
We have a printer/copier by the main floor circulation desk.
How do I pay for prints/copies?
To use the copy machine, use the coin operator next to the copier. This only applies if you are making direct copies.

To print directly from one of our computers, bring your money to the circulation desk and inform our librarians which computer you are at and how much you would like to put on your card.

We do not currently offer wireless printing.

How much are prints/copies?

B&W: 10¢ per page.
Two-Sided B&W: 15¢ per page.
Color: 25¢ per page.

Fines & Fees

What do you charge for late terms?
Late items are 25¢ per item, per day. We give a one day grace period, so all items returned a day late will not incur charges.
Can I still check items out if I have a late fee?
You can check out items as long as your fees amount to less than $10.
Where do I pay my late fee?
You pay your late fee at the circulation desk on the main floor.
Do you accept credit card payments?
We do! All credit and debit card payments must exceed $5.

Interlibrary Loan

What is an interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, gives library patrons the opportunity to borrow materials from other Evergreen libraries through Lebanon Public Library.

Who can use an interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service is provided to library cardholders. To place a request, a patron must be in good standing with less than $10 in fines.

How do I request an item through an interlibrary loan?

An Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request may be placed at any circulation desk or through the patron’s Evergreen account. Requests will take approximately one week to fulfill, but could take longer depending on availability of the item. However, multiple requests may arrive at different times. The Library will contact the patron when any materials are available for pick up.

How long do I get to keep an interlibrary loan?

Lending libraries may establish loan periods that differ from those of the Lebanon Public Library. The patron must agree to abide by the loan restrictions placed upon the materials by the lending libraries. Renewals of these items also depend on the lending library’s policies.

How much does getting an item through an interlibrary loan cost?

The Lebanon Public Library does not charge patrons for items requested from other Evergreen libraries.

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