2020 PATRON BEHAVIOR POLICY: Click to read


   Ligonier Public Library Public Comment Policy at Library Board Meetings



Patrons receive their first Evergreen Indiana card at no cost.

Pre-overdue notices will be emailed to patrons with valid email accounts three (3) days prior to the due date. Notices will also be emailed the day the item is due, 14 days and 28 days after the item is due. Overdue notices will be sent to patrons without an email account by U.S. Postal Service 14 days and 28 days after the item is due

Proper identification REQUIRED to apply for a library card: a valid driver's license with current address; a valid Indiana state ID with current address; a government issued ID card; a valid voter registration card; a bank statement issued within the last 60 days; a utility bill issued within the last 60 days; a property tax receipt.

A $10.00 per item nonrefundable processing fee will be charged for lost items in addition to item replacement costs and any applicable collection fees. The library will not issue refunds for lost items that have been paid for and later returned.

All items have a loan period of twenty-one (21) days. The exceptions are DVDs which are seven (7) days and Art prints which are three (3) months.

All materials are $0.25 per day per item. Services are blocked if you have 15 or more overdue items or $10.00 in fines/fees.

DVDs may circulate for seven (7) days. There is a limit of ten per card. There is 1 renewal for DVDs.

Most items have two renewals except for DVDs that have 1 renewal.

The library accepts donations. Books, cds, dvds, videos and supplies are among the items that may be donated to the library. Monetary contributions and real property are also greatly appreciated. The donor's may contribute to a specific program or service. The library accepts memorial contributions.

Computer printing: black: $0.10 per side/ color: $0.50 per side. Lamination$1.00 for each piece 8 1/2 X 11 or under/$2.00 for each piece over 8 1/2 x 11.

Fax (incoming or outgoing): $.50 per page.  Scans: .50 per page.

Internet usage is a privilege NOT a right. Internet users must obey all library, local, state, federal and international regulations and laws pertaining to the Internet.


Ligonier Public Library Computer and Internet Usage Policy

              Use of computing resources is limited to members of the library community and to the advancement of the library mission, that being to serve the educational and informational needs of the community. Access is a privilege, not a right. Access entails responsibility.

2       Library resources may not be used in violation of law or unethical purposes. Examples of unacceptable use include, but are not limited to: harassment of others, infringement of software copyrights, disregard for network security, and intentional destruction of library hardware, software, or data files.

3.   While the library has made every attempt to protect its computer resources from viruses and other threats, the individual user will ultimately be responsible for the safety of data files produced at the library. These files must be stored on disk and cannot be retained on the internal hard drives of library computers. The library makes no warranties of any kind, neither expressed nor implied, for the access it is providing. The library will not be responsible for unauthorized financial obligations resulting from library provided access to the Internet.

        By providing Internet access, the library is able to broaden and diversify its existing collection of information resources. The material and opinions available on the Internet represent many points of view and cannot be controlled by the library staff and/or library board because of the rapidly changing nature of this medium. Individual users are responsible for the content they access. The library is not responsible for the accuracy, nature, or quality of information gathered through library provided Internet access. The library will not be responsible for unauthorized financial obligations resulting from library provided access to the Internet.

 To ensure that local, state, and federal statutes are followed and the rights of others are respected, the library will not tolerate the display or dissemination of sexually explicit materials in or from its facilities. Because of the limited number of public workstations, patrons must limit themselves to a single 1 hour session per day unless special permission is obtained from staff.

      To help defray the cost of paper, toner and printer maintenance, individuals using the printers are asked to pay a per page fee at the circulation desk. Prices are as follows: B&W .10 per page; Color .50 per page.

Please check with us time to time for information about workshops, story times, and activities for children that we will be hosting. Information about monthly activities is also printed in the Advance Leader.