Washington Carnegie Public Library

Washington, Indiana

Celebrating 111 Years!


300 West Main St.
Washington, IN 47501


  • You must reside in the City limits of Washington or reside in a contractual township (Bogard, Elmore, Steele, Veale)

  • If you own property in one of the above mentioned areas, you must bring in a tax statement with you for proof.

  • You must show a photo ID and something with proof of current address to receive a library card.  You must also  fill out the patron application card in its entirety.

  • Any child under 14 years of age must have his/her application signed by a parent or legal guardian and that parent or guardian must furnish all identification.

  • Your first library card is free, if it is lost you must pay according to the replacement card schedule (ranging from $1 - $4)

  • You must have your library card with you to check out materials.

  • You should inform us if you have a change of name or address. Your card will be updated at no charge.

  • You are responsible for the care and return of all items checked out on your card.

  • You are responsible for notifying the library if your card is lost or stolen. If not reported, you are responsible for materials checked out on your card.

  • Do not loan your card to friends...you are responsible for all items checked out on your card.

Reciprocal Borrowing,  Paid Cards and PLAC

WCPL is a member of the Statewide Reciprocal Borrowing Covenant.  Persons holding a card from a member library may apply for a WCPL card.  Bring your home library card with you and follow the WCPL library card procedure. Reciprocal borrowers are limited to checking out Books only.

NOTE: Persons living outside the City limits of Washington, Indiana, not residing in a contractual township and not a member of a Statewide Reciprocal  Borrowing Library must have a Paid Library Card (cost $42.00) or a Public Library Access Card (PLAC-$50.00) to check out materials from the Carnegie Public Library. PLAC users may only check out Books. View map of library service offered in Indiana.  If your township is NOT listed in the served area, please contact your Township Trustee.


Other Policies



Exam Proctoring

Homebound Service

Internet Acceptable Use (Includes Lab)

Library Card and Lending Policy (resident, non resident, reciprocal and PLAC)

Lendable EReaders

Meeting Room

Notary Services

Tobacco Free

Unattended Children


Wireless Internet



















2011Carnegie Public Library
All rights reserved