How to get a library card at the Indiana State Library

Did you know that any Indiana resident is eligible for a FREE Indiana State Library card? Similarly to your local public library, the Indiana State Library offers a borrower’s card to Indiana residents. This gives card holders access to a vast amount of materials that can be loaned on a regular, short-term, or interlibrary loan basis.

There are two ways to apply:

  • In person
    Visit us at 315 W Ohio St. with your picture ID and proof of current address. If you are a minor, a parent/guardian must provide these when applying
  • Online
    Go to Download and print a library card application, state form 44689. Fill in application and mail the application to the Indiana State Library with a photocopy of picture id. The library card will be mailed to the applicant.

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This blog post was written by Christy Franzman, Circulation & Support Supervisor, Indiana State Library. For more information, contact the Indiana State Library at (317) 232-3675  or “Ask-A-Librarian” at