Library Cards

Library Card Eligibility

To be eligible for an Anderson Public Library resident card you must prove residency in Anderson City, Anderson, Stony Creek, or Union Townships of Madison County, Indiana. You may be eligible for another type of library card if you do not qualify for a resident card--please review the Library Card Issuing Policy.

  • Pre-register for a library card and save time by submitting on our online application.
    • Your library card will be available for pickup at the selected checkout desk.
    • Please allow 24 hours for processing, Monday-Friday.
    • If submitted on Saturday or Sunday, your card will be ready after 11:00am the following Monday.
    • You must pick up your library card within 14 days of submitting the application.
    • Don't forget to bring proper identification.

PINs

January 4, 2021 - You will need a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to access your library card account. Your PIN number will be automatically set to the last 4 digits of your library card number (as is appears on the back of your library card under the barcode).

    To change your PIN...
    • You may change your PIN to a 4 digit number of your choice by doing the following:
      • In person, bring your library card or picture ID to the Circulation desk
      • Online:
        • Log into My Account
        • Click on the "Personal Information" Tab
        • Click on "Change PIN"
        • Complete the form and click "Update"
    Forgot your PIN...
    • You may change your PIN to a 4 digit number of your choice by doing the following:
      • In person, bring your library card or picture ID to the Circulation desk
      • Online (email address in your library account required):
        • Go to the Online Catalog
        • Click on the "Log In"
        • Click on "Forgot my PIN" 
        • Enter your library card number and click "Submit"
        • Open your email and a click on link provided to change your password.
    Why does the library require PINs?
    • Additional Security
      • The privacy of your library card account is a responsibility we take very seriously. This change will give you an additional level of protection. Similar to a password, your PIN number should be kept secret because it allows access to your personal information, borrowed items, requested items, and any fines or fees owed.
    • Future Opportunities
      • This feature has become an industry standard. Making this change now will allow the the library to pursue new services and technology to better meet the needs of our community.
    FAQs
    • What is my PIN number? By default, your PIN is the last four digits of your library card number.
    • What is my library card number? Your library card number is located below the barcode on the back of your physical library card. 
    • I lost my library card. What should I do? Visit the Circulation Desk with a current photo id, one (1) piece of computer generated mail not older than thirty (30) days and $2 for the replacement card. 

    Questions or concerns? Contact us or call 765-641-2456.