Resident Cards– As 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, or own property, in Center or West Township in Marshall County you are eligible for a free Plymouth Public Library card. You will need to come into the library with two forms of identification. One must be a picture ID with your current address (such as a driver’s license or state ID) and the other only needs your name and current address (such as a utility bill or bank statement). If you live in a township other than Center or West, you still 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 list below, 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 acquire 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 $100.00/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 $100.00/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, 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 currently has one reservable meeting room available. Study Room A can accommodate six people and has a table, chairs, and a 55 inch TV with ports for a laptop. Please call 936-2324 for more information or click below to reserve this room.
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!
Our Computer Lab offers 6 Internet computers with Microsoft Office, photo editing software, and a resume writing program. Printing costs $.15/page for black and white and $.50/page for color.
We understand that technology can be intimidating and that’s why PPL offers Book a Librarian! 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 the above link, email, or phone (574-936-2324 ext. 1007).
Book a Librarian – Patrons can schedule a time to sit down with one of our well-trained staff to answer your questions. Need help setting up an email account? Interested in using an E-reader? Do not quite understand that new smartphone? 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 schedule a time online, stop by the Computer Room, send us an email, or phone us (574-936-2324 ext. 1007).
Chromebooks– Check out and take home a touchscreen, Wi-Fi enabled Chromebook. Chromebooks check out for one week at a time.
Copy Machines – The library has two color copy machines located in the Computer Room. Copies are $.15 per page for black and white and $.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 Room.
Laptops – Check out one of our fifteen Dell laptops, to be used in house, for up to four hours at a time.
Online Payment of Fines – Payment of library fines may be paid online by credit card. Follow this link to view your record and pay fines. Use your barcode and PIN to access your record.
Preminders – Gentle reminders by text or email that items are coming due. Make sure we have your current email address and mobile number and that your account shows you want to be notified electronically.
Scanning – Our ScanEZ station applies patented image science to enhance scanned photos, digital photos, documents, newspapers, and more. This 1-click technology restores memories and history. You can then print, email, upload to the cloud, or store your treasures onto removable media.
Tablets – Check out and take home one of our Wi-Fi enabled Android tablets. Tablets check out for one week.
VHS to DVD Converter – Easily transfer your priceless home video memories from antiquated VHS tape to DVD using our Toshiba converter. Just bring in your non-copyrighted tapes and a DVD-R or purchase one here for a dollar.
Visual Impairment Services – We have a great selection of large print books, books on CD, Playaways, and two 27 inch computer screens 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 your network listing.