For Your Information

Library Cards are free to any resident of Shelby County. Applicants must present a photo ID and proof of address when applying for a card. Any child 14 years or younger must have a parent or guardian sign for the responsibility of materials borrowed.

Nonresident borrowers may obtain a library card for the fee of $25.00. Reciprocal library cards are issued to residents of the following counties when a library card is presented from the hometown library of the patron: Anderson, Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Owen, Spencer, Trimble and Washington.

Only 2 items may be borrowed from the library when your library card is first activated. The maximum of 25 items may be borrowed on a library card after the first usage.

Item Lending period Fine per item per day Restrictions
Books 3 weeks $0.10 1 renewal
Audiobooks 3 weeks $1.00 limited to 3,
1 renewal
Music CDs 1 week $1.00 limited to 3 per person over 18, no renewals
DVDs 1 week $1.00 limited to 3 per person over 18, no renewals
Magazines 3 weeks $0.10 limited to 3,
1 renewal
Replacement library cards are $2.50

Please note: Any patron having a fine will not be allowed to borrow library materials, access public computers or databases until the fine is paid. All paid fees are nonrefundable.