If you live, or own property, in Center or West Township in Marshall County you are eligible for a free library card at the Plymouth Public Library! Library card access is determined by townships. Residents who live in a township where they pay a library tax to support their local library are eligible for a free card. If you live in a township other than Center or West, you may be eligible for a different type of library card.
Reciprocal Cards – Reciprocal borrowing agreements are in place with all Marshall County Libraries (Argos, Bourbon, Bremen, and Culver) and several other libraries throughout Indiana.
Plymouth Public Library patrons may apply for a Reciprocal Card from libraries on the above list, and patrons of those libraries may also apply for a PPL Reciprocal Card.
PLAC – Patrons with a home library card may purchase a PLAC (Public Library Access Card) to aquire a card at any public library in Indiana. The current PLAC fee is $65 and is valid for one year from date of purchase. *Limitations on borrowing materials may apply at some libraries.
Non-Resident Cards – Libraries are a pre-paid service through taxes. Center and West Township residents pay a library tax for service. People living outside of these townships are welcome to join our library for service, but will need to help pay for the support of the library as well.
If you live in North or Polk Township, limited township funds are available to help residents obtain a PPL Non-Resident Card, since library taxes are not collected in North or Polk township.
North Township residents can obtain a Non-Resident Card by paying ½ of the cost of one Non-Resident Card per household (Non-Resident Cards are $84.00/yr) which is prepaid by the township trustee (*limited funds are available on a first come, first served basis). Additional members of the household will need to pay the full Non-Resident Card fee.
Polk Township residents can obtain one Non-Resident Card per household (Non-Resident Cards are $84.00/yr) which is pre-paid by the township trustee (*limited funds are available on a first come, first served basis). Additional members of the household will need to pay the full Non-Resident Card fee.
Any student attending, or teacher employed, in a Center or West Township school (Plymouth Community Schools, Crossroads Academy, Grace Baptist, etc.) is eligible for a FREE library card. No matter where the student/teacher lives, if they attend or are employed at a school in our service area, they are eligible for a free Plymouth Public Library card.
The library has 6 meeting rooms of various sizes available for both profit and non-profit use. There are also tables and chairs available in the Fireplace Room.
MEETING ROOM HOURS
Meeting rooms are available when the library opens and until 30 minutes before the library closes (except for Laramore A & Laramore B).
PATRONS MUST BE AT LEAST 21. Meeting rooms may not be used for social functions such as birthday parties, reunions, anniversaries, holiday parties, etc. Use of the meeting rooms by individuals and/or their friends and family members is not permitted (i.e. watching TV or movies). See our full Meeting Room Policy.
Capacity 30 people – includes 70” Smart TV, VCR, DVD/Blu-ray player, coffee pot, microwave, whiteboard, and rectangular tables with chairs. (Rental fee charged for for-profit groups; non-profits are free.)
*You can also book Laramore A & B together.
Capacity 30 people – includes 70” Smart TV, DVD/Blu-ray player, kitchenette, microwave, coffee pot, whiteboard, and rectangular tables with chairs. (Rental fee charged for for-profit groups; non-profits are free.)
*You can also book Laramore A & B together.
Laramore A & B
Capacity 60 people – includes 70” Smart TV, DVD/Blu-ray player, kitchenette, microwave, coffee pot, whiteboard, and rectangular tables with chairs. (Rental fee charged for for-profit groups; non-profits are free.)
Jim Neu Room
Capacity 10 people – includes 65” Smart TV, DVD/Blu-ray player, whiteboard, media cart, and conference table with 10 conference chairs. (Rental fee charged for for-profit groups; non-profits are free.)
FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE ROOMS
The library has two small rooms and one medium-sized room that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis whether for-profit or non-profit, with no fee. These rooms can be utilitzed for up to 2 hours. The only restriction is that they may not be used on a regular basis to conduct business at the library.
Capacity 8 people – has a mounted white board.
Capacity 4 people – has a mounted white board and chalk board.
Capacity 20 people – has a 65″ Smart TV, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, and mounted white board.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT for USE IN MEETING ROOMS
Windows 10 Laptop
Video Phone for the Deaf
Laptops & USB flash drives may be plugged into the LED TVs or the wall outlet in each
of the Laramore Rooms, the Jim Neu Room, and the Exploration Station.
The library will deliver materials to homebound patrons at no charge. Please call 936-2324 for more information.
Materials not held by PPL may be requested through Interlibrary Loan at no charge, except occasional postage.
(Items unable to be requested are: DVDs, Playaways, magazines, and adult graphic novels.) Reciprocal borrowers may request Interlibrary Loan materials for a small fee. The length of the loan period is determined by the lending library and it may take 1 – 2 weeks to receive your materials.
Requests for materials through Interlibrary Loan can be found at the Adult Circulation Desk. Ask a staff member for more information!
The circulation period for library materials may vary from 2 days to 21 days depending on the item. With the exception of DVDs, Wireless Hotspots, and Speed Zone books, items may be renewed one time if there is no reserve on that particular item by another patron.
There is no limit on the number of books a patron may check out. Books check out for 21 days and may be renewed for 21 days (if item is not on hold for another patron).
CDs (limit 20) and Audiobooks may be checked out for 21 days. All items may be renewed for 21 days (if item is not on hold).
Fiction DVDs may be checked out for 7 days at a charge of $0.50 per title. Non-fiction and Children’s DVDs are FREE. Borrowers must be eighteen years of age (or 15-17 years old with a signed permission form on file from a parent or guardian) and may check out 10 DVDs per card. DVDs may not be renewed.
DVDs are not to be repaired, altered, or tampered with in any way. If there is a problem with the DVD or any other type of material, please inform staff at the time the item is returned. In case of damage or loss, borrower may be charged the full replacement cost. All materials except Hotspots and board games may be returned in the book drop. DVDs are for private home use only and may not be copied.
Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their card. Patrons may choose to be notified by email or phone.
Late fees for most items are $0.25 per day per item, with DVDs at $1.00 per day per title, and Wireless Hotspots at $5.00 per day. Late fees will accumulate up to the cost of each item. All items except DVDs, Speed Zone books, Wireless Hotspots, and Playaway Views may be renewed online or by calling the library at 936-2324. Unresolved issues may be sent to a collection agency.
Patrons must have their card with them to check out materials. Patrons are responsible for materials checked out on their card and are encouraged not to loan their card to anyone. If your card is lost or stolen, please call immediately.
Patrons who damage or lose library equipment or materials will be required to pay the current replacement cost of that item or be assessed a damage fee.
The Plymouth Public Library is exonerated from any claims or liabilities for damage or loss of property arising from use of library materials.
Imagine, design, and create in PPL’s Makerspace!
Learn a new skill and foster a love of science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Explore interests on your own or with a group.
Our space was built for those who wish to develop a “maker” mindset.
The Makerspace offers a variety of tools to help the “maker” in all of us turn our ideas into reality.
Our space includes a VHS-to-DVD converter, Silhouette Vinyl Cutter, Sketch-up Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Lulzbot Taz 6 3D printer, Wacom Pad, iMac, Video Editing PC, High DPI Photo Scanner, Sewing machine, and Kids’ STEM Kits.
Video Editing PC
Lulzbot Taz 6 3D printer
Our Computer Lab offers 16 Internet computers with Microsoft Office, photo editing software, and a resume writing program. Printing costs $0.15/page for black and white, and $0.50/page for color. We also have a scanner to digitize your photographs or documents, 2 large screen computers with special keyboards for those with vision impairment, and a microfilm reader for viewing local newspapers dating back to 1873.
We understand that technology can be intimidating and that’s why PPL offers Geek Time! Patrons can schedule a time to sit down with a member of our well-trained staff to answer questions. Whether you choose to use our equipment or your own, we can show you how to get the most out of our many databases, electronic resources, and programs. Please contact us via email or phone (574-936-2324 ext. 122).
Classic Catalog – Although this is our old, “bare-bones” catalog, it still connects to the same database as our current catalog and will display the exact same search results.
Copy Machines – The library has two color copy machines. One is located by the brick column near the Adult Circulation Desk and the other is in the Community Work Room which is located inside the Fireplace Room. Copies are $0.15 per page for black and white, and $0.50 per page for color.
Fax Service – The library will send or receive faxes for patrons. The cost is $1.00 per page to send within the U.S., $3.00 per page to send internationally, and a flat fee of $1.00 to receive a fax. PPL’s fax number is 574-936-7423. The fax machine is located in the Computer Lab.
Geek Time – Patrons can schedule a time to sit down with a member of our well-trained staff to answer technology questions. Whether you choose to use our equipment or your own, we can show you how to get the most out of our many databases, electronic resources, and programs. Please contact us via email or phone (574-936-2324 ext. 122).
Hotspots – The library has ten wireless hotspots that may be checked out by Center or West Township cardholders who are at least 18 and have no fines on their card. Hotspots may be checked out for one week at a time from staff in the Computer Room.
Notary Public Service – Notary service is available for a fee of $2.00 per stamp.
Online Payment of Fees – Payment of library fees may be paid online by credit card. Follow this link to view your record and pay fees. Use the barcode number on your library card for access to your record.
Preminders – Gentle reminders by email or text message that items are coming due. Make sure we have your current email address and that your account shows you want to be notified electronically. This is done by logging in to your account or asking staff at the circulation desks to make sure we have your current email address.
Visual Impairment Services – We have a great selection of large print books, books on CD, Playaways, and two 27 inch computers with hi-visibility keyboards. Also available is the application for the Talking Book & Braille Service of the Indiana State Library.
VRS Phone for the Deaf – Video Relay Service (VRS) allows deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled persons to place and receive phone calls using American Sign Language (ASL).
Wi-Fi – Free high-speed Wireless Internet access is available. Look for “Plymouth Library” in the network listing.
Wireless Printing – Print documents at the library from anywhere usinig PrinterOn.