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Using the Library

Library Cards

  • To check out library material or use a library computer, you must present a valid Willard Library card.
  • There is no fee for a library card if you reside, work, or attend school in Evansville, and can verify your current address with a legal photo ID.
  • Indiana residents may receive a Willard Library card at no cost by displaying their home library card and verifying their current address with a legal photo ID.
  • Non-Indiana residents may receive a Willard Library card for a fee of $35 per year by displaying their home library card and verifying their current address with a legal photo ID.
Circulation Policies 

Borrowing Books

  • Borrowing Limit is 100 items at a time, per patron.

Loan Period

  • Books, magazines, and audiobooks are borrowed for 2 weeks; DVDs are borrowed for 1 week; eBook and eAudio loans vary in Libby and Axis360 but most range 2-3 weeks.


  • Renewals for an additional 2 weeks may be made by phonee-mail, or in person. Items on hold for another patron may not be renewed.


  • Holds may be placed in person, by phone, or by e-mail for any item in circulation or on order. Notification of material availability is made by phone, mail, or e-mail. Items are available for pick up for seven days after notification is made.


  • Book Returns may be made at the circulation desk during library hours, or 24 hours a day at the book return at the library entrance. Books may also be returned to any Evansville-Vanderburgh County Public Library location.

Test Books

  • Test Book Deposits of $10 (refundable) are required for GED and ASVAB test books.
  • In addition to the GED and ASVAB, we also have test preparation books on the SAT, PSAT, and ACT. All of these are located behind the Adult Services Desk and require a ten-dollar deposit to borrow.

Overdue Books

  • Overdue Fines of 70 cents per item are assessed for items overdue by 15 days or more. The maximum possible fine is $6 at a time.


  • Loss/Damage Fines for lost or damaged items are determined by the librarian.

Additional Services

We do tech, too! From photocopying to interlibrary book loans, take advantage of our auxiliary tech services to check things off your to-do list.

  • Photocopying – 15 cents per copy
  • Faxing – Within the continental U.S. only; $.50 per page to transmit; 15 cents per page to receive
  • Public Computer – Free of charge; one hour or one time per day, whichever is lesser; requires library card; printing is 15 cents per page
  • Interlibrary Loan – Willard Library can borrow from most public libraries, including internationally. Patrons may make an interlibrary loan with a Willard Library card; cost includes postage fees and any fees assessed by the lending library.
  • Chromebook Checkout - Chromebooks can be checked out for 2 hours by cardholders with valid ID; Chromebooks cannot be used to print materials