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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the requirements for checking out a DVD ?

    Please see our DVD policy for more information.

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  • What do I need to use the Gary Public Library computers ?

    Please see our computer usage policy for more information.

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  • What are the fees and requirements for renting the meeting room ?

    Please see our meeting room policy and application for more information.

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  • Where is the library located ?

    MAIN LIBRARY BRANCH

    BRUNSWICK LIBRARY

    DUBOIS LIBRARY

    KENNEDY LIBRARY

    WOODSON LIBRARY

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  • How do I get a library card ?

    Valid identification bearing the current street address within our library district is required when filling out an application for a library card. The signature of a parent, guardian or caregiver is required for a patron under the age of 18 years to process the application. Signature must be provided in person. Parent, guardian or caregiver must present picture identification with the current address. If the identification does not have a current address, the individual must also provide a valid document with the present resident home address. The first library card is issued without a charge. The cost for a lost card replacement is $2.00.  The card will be issued immediately, if everything is valid.

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  • Do you have wireless internet ?

    Yes. Wireless internet is available at all locations. Please see wireless usage guidelines as well as your local branch for more details.

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  • What are library loan periods ?

    Loan Period - Books, Books on Tape, Compact Discs, Government Documents, Magazines, Pamphlets and Vertical File items may be checked out for a two-week period.  Renewals are taken by phone or in person, on or before date due, one time only.  Extensions are given for an additional two weeks on all materials except films, DVDs/Videocassettes.

    Fines And Fees - Overdue books and materials are charged 5 per item per day for a maximum of $2.00 for adults or 2 per item per day for a maximum of $1.00 for children.  Replacement fee for lost library cards is 1.00.  DVDs/Videocassettes may be checked out for $1.00 each (limit 5). Overdue DVDs/videos will be fined $1.50 per DVD/tape per day.  Please rewind videos, a 50 fine will be charged otherwise.  Complete information available.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the requirements for checking out a DVD ?

    Please see our DVD policy for more information.

    Back to top
  • What do I need to use the Gary Public Library computers ?

    Please see our computer usage policy for more information.

    Back to top
  • What are the fees and requirements for renting the meeting room ?

    Please see our meeting room policy and application for more information.

    Back to top
  • Where is the library located ?

    MAIN LIBRARY BRANCH

    BRUNSWICK LIBRARY

    DUBOIS LIBRARY

    KENNEDY LIBRARY

    WOODSON LIBRARY

    Back to top
  • How do I get a library card ?

    Valid identification bearing the current street address within our library district is required when filling out an application for a library card. The signature of a parent, guardian or caregiver is required for a patron under the age of 18 years to process the application. Signature must be provided in person. Parent, guardian or caregiver must present picture identification with the current address. If the identification does not have a current address, the individual must also provide a valid document with the present resident home address. The first library card is issued without a charge. The cost for a lost card replacement is $2.00.  The card will be issued immediately, if everything is valid.

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  • Do you have wireless internet ?

    Yes. Wireless internet is available at all locations. Please see wireless usage guidelines as well as your local branch for more details.

    Back to top
  • What are library loan periods ?

    Loan Period - Books, Books on Tape, Compact Discs, Government Documents, Magazines, Pamphlets and Vertical File items may be checked out for a two-week period.  Renewals are taken by phone or in person, on or before date due, one time only.  Extensions are given for an additional two weeks on all materials except films, DVDs/Videocassettes.

    Fines And Fees - Overdue books and materials are charged 5 per item per day for a maximum of $2.00 for adults or 2 per item per day for a maximum of $1.00 for children.  Replacement fee for lost library cards is 1.00.  DVDs/Videocassettes may be checked out for $1.00 each (limit 5). Overdue DVDs/videos will be fined $1.50 per DVD/tape per day.  Please rewind videos, a 50 fine will be charged otherwise.  Complete information available.

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