Adult Students




Common Inquiries

How much do I owe in late fees?

What is the checkout limit?

Am I eligible for a library card?

To view your current late fees and/or account balance, go to “My Account” and the top of the page ask when at your next checkout, or call the WCPL at 812-254-4586.

Do I need a library card to use the computers?

No you do not. 

Can I get a divorce at the Library?

No, but we do have a link to online forms under our Online Resources Tab.

How much do copies cost?

$.15 for Black & White per page.

$.25 for Color per page. 

The max limits are: materials - 100, holds - 30, DVDs - 10 

For further information, please follow the link below for the Evergreen Policy. 

How do I sign up for a library card?

If you are over 16 or over or an a adult who is eligible for a card, please bring in a photo ID with your current address on it or a photo ID and an official document showing your current address. Students, please bring in proof of school attendance if not in the city limits. 

If you are a student under the age of 16, please have your parent/guardian bring the above information to the library to register you for a card. 

If you are in Daviess County:


  1. The Washington Library is a city library meaning that the taxing district of the library is within the city limits of Washington.

  2. City residents and property owners are eligible for free library cards.

  3. The card is paid for through a library tax on individual property value.

  4. Those living outside of the city limits are in an “unserved” area unless they live in Madison Township (Odon).  Odon has its own library.

  5. Unserved areas are NOT in a taxing district and those residents may purchase a full resident Evergreen library card for $40 per year from WCPL.

  6. To summarize:  Someone having to purchase a card is pre-paying for a  year’s worth of library service whereas a city property owner is paying it through their taxes.

  7. Students in K-12 who attend Washington Community Schools or Washington Catholic Schools are eligible for a limited access card.