The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is supported by Union and Jackson Townships property taxes. Residents of these two townships may apply for a library card by providing proof of current residence. Juveniles under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must sign the library application.
Liberty, Honey Creek, and Cass Township residents may apply for a library card, which will be purchased (all or in part) by their township trustees.
Borrowers must bring their own library card to check out materials. Those with valid individual library cards may borrow 100 items of books and audiobooks. Video and music materials are limited to 10 DVDs and CDs at one time per card.
Patrons will receive a "checkout receipt" which lists all items checked out and their due dates on that card.
Charges, Fines, and Fees
The library accepts cash, check, or credit cards for payment of charges, fines, and fees.
MUTPL will charge for damaged or lost materials. There is also a $2.00 charge for a replacement library card.
Overdue items are fined $.25 per day per item. There will be a charge for lost and/or damaged materials. Borrowing privileges will be suspended for patrons who have fines over $10 until the items are returned or paid for and assessed fees paid.
The Monticello-Union Township Public Library has the following fees for patrons who are not eligible for membership:
- $50.00 for a Public Library Access Card (PLAC), allows the owner to obtain a library card at any Indiana Public Library for one year after the purchase date of the PLAC card.
- $60.00 for a Non-Resident Card, which allows patrons living in an area without a library to obtain a library card at the Monticello-Union Township Public Library.