New fiction, e-books & reserves: 7-21 days

Other nonfiction and fiction: 21 days

Fiction DVDs and video games: 14 for 14 days

Music audio: 21 days


Vacation and other special loans may be available upon request


Loan limit: 50 items per library card holder; maximum of 14 fiction DVDs & 10 magazines at one time.


Renewals: Items may be renewed online, in person, or over the phone if there is no hold placed on that item. No more than 2 renewals without special approval. 14-day DVDs and video games may not be renewed.


Interlibrary loans: Items borrowed do not belong to MPL and are subject to rules in the ILL guidelines. Patrons may check out 5 items at a time. No ILL requests will be placed until all fines are paid. Place an ILL here.

Reserves: All print circulating library materials, nonfiction DVDs, and audiobooks may be placed on reserve. (Movies and TV series may not be reserved.) Notifications go out by mail, email, or phone. Items may be held for up to 7 days.

Returning materials: Patrons are responsible for returning all items by their due dates. ILL materials must be returned in dropbox or in circulation - note the change for quarantine - with pink sleeves still attached.


Late fees: Temporarily suspended. 


Lost or damaged materials: Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their card. Patrons will be charged for lost or damaged items, at the same price the library paid for the item. 


Overdue notices: Library sends alerts by email, automated telephone system, Postal Service. 


Collection agency: Fees or charges exceeding $25 will be sent to a collection agency, with an added $10 fee.



Read the complete circulation policy.


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Indiana History & Museum

Indiana History: Open to the public by appointment only: Sign up in the box to the right under Schedule now.

Librarians available by phone

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Requests may be made by phone or by form

Museum: Closed

Free parking in the lot behind the library & on the streets surrounding the library. (Remember that Washington, 7th, Boots, and 6th streets are one-way, as is the MPL drive off of 6th Street.)


Sheltered bus stop on Washington St.


Bike racks in front & back;

a limited number of locks available

for checkout from the Circulation Desk. 

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