The Jasonville Public Library provides free access to books by patrons as a privilege.  Each person checking out books agrees to abide by this policy set forth by the Board of Directors.  Any patron, or their responsible adult, checking out books will be responsible to the Library for any negligent or deliberate damage of books.  Patrons are responsible for notifying the Library if books are damaged.


Obtaining a Library Card


          *To obtain a Library card, persons must:


*Live within the tax base (Jasonville city limits) or own property within the tax base.  Persons living in Wright or Lewis Township are also eligible to obtain a library card after signing a Township Agreement.


*Any person requesting a Library card that lives outside the tax base or does not own property within the tax base is subject to an annual charge of $28 per family.  This charge will be eliminated if the person has a Library card and is in good standing at any other Greene County Library.


*Persons applying for a library card must show one form of identification that includes both a picture and a physical address.  Patrons will be required to provide a mailing address, if different from their current physical address.


*Be 16 years of age or older.  Any person under the age of 16 must have the signature of a parent/guardian.


*Only one Library card can be held per person.



Number of Books Available


*First time Library users or reciprocal borrowers (users holding cards at other county libraries) can take out one (1) book.  When that book is returned on time, the user can take out two (2) books.  This will increase progressively up to eight (8) books as long as there are no damaged, lost, or overdue books, and all fines and fees have been paid.


*It is at the discretion of the Librarian to limit service at any time due to damaged, lost or overdue books.



Return Policy


*All books are due back to the Library within two (2) weeks of the date they were checked out.  At two (2) weeks, books must be returned or renewed by the Library, or fines will be initiated.  All overdue books will be charged $0.25 per day, per book.  Fees must be paid before additional books are checked out.


*Books can be renewed in person or by calling the Library at (812) 665-2025.




*Patrons are allowed to place their name on the reserve list for highly popular books.  By patrons placing their name on the reserve list, they agree to the conditions of the following reserve policy:


*Patrons on the reserve list are given one (1) week to pick up the book once they have been contacted by the Library staff.  If the books is not picked up within this time frame, the patron will be placed at the bottom of the reserve list.


*Patrons who check out a reserve book and do not return or renew it within the appropriate time frame will lose their reserve privileges for three (3) months.


Inter-library Loan


*Inter-library Loan (ILL) is a free service offered to users of the Jasonville Public Library.  Inter-library Loan is offered to patrons who have regularly used their Jasonville Public Library card for three (3) months and who have no damaged, lost or overdue books or fees on their card.