Visit the Circulation Desk at the main library in Cicero, or at the Atlanta Branch to apply for a resident library card. Once you complete your application, you may check out items right away. A parent must sign their child’s application before the child is allowed to borrow materials.
Reciprocal Borrower Card
Persons holding a valid library card and in good standing from any library on the Indiana State Reciprocal Borrowing list or a Hamilton County Library may receive a reciprocal borrower card. Reciprocal borrower card holder access is limited to HNPL's collection; it does not include access to other EI libraries' collections, or to HNPL's access to Overdrive.
Persons who are not eligible for a free HNPL borrower's card and do not live in a library service district may purchase an HNPL borrower's card. The price for the non-resident card is $51.00 per year, and must be paid by cash or check. This fee is reviewed yearly by the HNPL Board of Trustees. The card is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Non-resident card holders have access to the EI consortium collection.
HNPL honors Public Library Access Cards (PLAC). Only PLAC cardholders may receive a borrower’s card from HNPL; other residents of the same household cannot get a card unless they are PLAC cardholders, as well. Patrons with a PLAC card are required to return to their home library for Interlibrary Loan services. PLAC card holders have access to the EI consortium collection.