What are the library's hours?

Regular hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesday and Friday, and 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

How do I get a library card?

Come to the library and complete a registration form. You’ll need to provide proof of identity and residence in the Jay County Public Library tax district by showing proper identification. Learn more

How do I place a hold on an item?

You may place a hold on items you search on the catalog, whether online or from one of the OPAC computer stations at the library.  Use your library card number and password. Be sure to fill out all contact and pickup location information.

You may also make your request at the circulation desk or by contacting the library. This is particularly helpful for items not yet entered in the catalog. You’ll be contacted when the material becomes available.

If after placing a hold you no longer need the material, please cancel the hold through My Account or notify library staff.

There is a limit of 20 hold requests per account at any one time.

Note:  If you hold an Evergreen card as a reciprocal borrower, you will only be able to place holds on items owned by Jay County Public Library. If you need an item from another library, please call or ask at the circulation desk to make an Interlibrary Loan request.


How long may I keep materials?

New movies                        1-week loan, not renewable
Movies, magazines            1-week loan, renewable once
New books, music CDs     2-week loan, renewable once
Books, audiobooks            3-week loan, renewable twice
Audiobooks                         3-week loan, renewable once

Materials classified as “Reference” are not checked out.

Materials needed to fulfill a hold placed by another library user may not be renewed.

Renewals may be made at the circulation desk or online through the My Account feature of Evergreen Indiana or by contacting the library.

Two outside drops are available for returns; one is for books, the other for audiovisual materials.


May I request that the library purchase specific titles and materials I want?

Requests for new materials are always considered.

Click here for our online Request Form.

If the material you request will not be purchased by the library, consider searching the other Evergreen Indiana libraries for available copies, or request Inter-Library Loan service to borrow a copy from another library outside the Evergreen Indiana group.

When is the Friends of the Library book sale?

The Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale is typically held in late August. The Friends also have a small number of materials available in the library throughout the year.

When are the Board of Trustees meetings?