Get A Library Card

Ready to get a library card? It’s easy!

Hamilton East Public Library welcomes newcomers. We love helping new patrons learn the ropes. Nowadays, you can do so much more with a library card than just check out books. You can access a vast variety of resources using your card, including:

Whether you realize it or not, the world is right at your fingertips. Take a few minutes to get a card and discover what awaits you at the Hamilton East Public Library!

How To Get Your Hamilton East Public Library Card

If you reside or own property in the township of Delaware, Fall Creek, Noblesville, or Wayne in Hamilton County, bring a current, valid photo ID or driver’s license to the Service Desk at either Fishers Library or Noblesville Library. If there is no address on your photo ID or it is not up to date, you can bring your current photo ID and an electronic or physical document issued within the last 60 days verifying your address. Acceptable documents include mail (with a legible postmark), statements, bills, leases, etc. Parents and guardians can use their ID to apply for a library card for their children ages 5 and up.

If you reside or own property in the township of Adams, Clay, Jackson, or Washington in Hamilton County, bring in a picture ID and your library card from your local library. Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL) has a “reciprocal borrowing” agreement with the public libraries serving those areas. Once your information is verified with the local library, you will be able to use your home library card to borrow material and use other HEPL services (except for e-services and interlibrary loan services).

If you live in White River Township in Hamilton County, there is no public library in White River Township, and no agreement for library services has been signed with a neighboring public library. However, you may obtain a HEPL card with all of the same privileges as a resident’s card by paying the “non-resident fee-payer” fee. Please call the library at 317-773-1384 (Noblesville) or 317-579-0300 (Fishers) to obtain the annual fee amount for the current calendar year.

If you live in the state of Indiana, but outside of Hamilton County, you may obtain library service by presenting an Indiana Public Library Access Card (PLAC) and the public library card issued to you by your local public library. You may purchase a PLAC from your local public library, or you may purchase one when you register at HEPL. Once your information is verified, you will receive a HEPL card for as long as the PLAC is valid.

If you live outside of the state of Indiana, you are not eligible to purchase a PLAC or obtain a library card. You may still use the other services offered by the library, you may browse the collections and periodicals, use the study rooms, attend children’s and adult programs, obtain Reference services, or use the public computers or wireless network.

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