Frequently asked questions
How do I get a library card?
Getting a library card is your all-access pass to taking home books, DVDs, Rokus, and more. Not only will you be able to carry out physical items, but our 24/7 Library with eBooks, eAudio and online research tools will also be at your fingertips.
Are you sold yet? Here's what you need to know before you apply:
Must live in Brown or Lincoln Township OR
Own property in Brown or Lincoln Township OR
Be a student in a public, private, or homeschool in Brown or Lincoln Township OR
Be a teacher serving preschool - grade 12 in a public or private school in Brown or Lincoln Township
Have a library card from Avon, Danville, Coatesville, Clayton, or Lebanon
If you answered "YES!" to any of the points above, feel free to fill out our
online application today. Once your information has been verified we'll send a card straight to your home. Or stop by anytime during normal business hours to get your card the same day.
Do you allow parties or meetings in your rooms?
Are you planning a celebration or do you need a place to meet? We might just have the spot for you! Cardholders and non-cardholders are welcome to use our building. With four (4) meeting spaces, we have a variety of offerings to fit your group.
We also offer three (3) study rooms (first come-first serve) in the main part of the library.
Please note: the library will be undergoing renovations in 2019. Meeting rooms will be unavailable until fall 2019.
What kind of services do you offer if I need a place to work or study?
Internet down or need a space that's not work and not home? Check out the library! We offer twelve (12) computers and nine (9) laptops for use here in the library. You're also welcome to bring in your own laptops, tablets, etc. and find a comfy spot to work.
Access to our computers, laptops, and wi-fi does require login either using your library card, a driver's license, or other ID.
Stop by our Computer Lab today to get started. Our staff is happy to help.
In addition, we have copiers ($.10/page black & white, $.25/page color), fax ($.50/page, max of $3 excluding cover), notary service (free, but call first), and friendly staff to help with whatever you're striving to accomplish.
Don't forget our Keurig machine ($1/cup) and vending machines to help keep you fueled too!
Can we participate in programs if we don't have a library card?
Sure! We welcome anyone to be a part of our library community. Even if you don't have a card, you may attend programs, use our computers or wifi, and hang out in our space. Of course, getting a library card has many benefits including all access to both our physical and digital collections.
If you aren't eligible for a free card with us, you have options:
If you live in an area that doesn't pay any taxes for library services (also known as unserved), you can purchase a card with us for $40/annually.
If you already have access to a library and they don't work with us (have a reciprocal agreement or let our users borrow from them and vice versa), then you may want to consider a Public Library Access Card or PLAC card. For $65/year this card is your pass to any library in the state of Indiana (psst...worth it if you buy many eBooks or eAudiobooks).