Ind. Code § 36-12-2-25 : Indiana Code - Section 36-12-2-25: Free use of library by district residents or real property taxpayers; penalties for loss or damage of library property; fees for nonresidents

Search Ind. Code § 36-12-2-25 : Indiana Code - Section 36-12-2-25: Free use of library by district residents or real property taxpayers; penalties for loss or damage of library property; fees for nonresidents

(a) The residents or real property taxpayers of the library district taxed for the support of the library may use the facilities and services of the public library without charge for library or related purposes. However, the library board may:
(1) fix and collect fees and rental charges; and
(2) assess fines, penalties, and damages for the:
(A) loss of;
(B) injury to; or
(C) failure to return;
any library property or material.
(b) A library board may issue local library cards to:
(1) residents of the library district; or
(2) Indiana residents who are not residents of the library district;
who apply for the cards.
(c) Except as provided in subsections (d) and (e), a library board must set and charge a fee for a local library card issued under subsection (b)(2). The minimum fee that the board may set under this subsection is the greater of the following:
(1) The library district's operating fund expenditure per capita in the most recent year for which that information is available in the Indiana state library's annual "Statistics of Indiana Libraries".
(2) Twenty-five dollars ($25).
(d) A library board may charge a reduced fee or not charge a fee for a local library card under subsection (c) that is issued to an

Indiana resident who is:
(1) a student enrolled in a public school corporation that is located at least in part in the library district; and
(2) not a resident of the library district.
(e) A library board may charge a reduced fee or not charge a fee for a local library card under subsection (c) that is issued to an Indiana resident who is a student enrolled in a nonpublic school that is located at least in part in the library district.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.49. Amended by P.L.91-2009, SEC.1.