Do you have a library card with APLD yet? No? Well, why not! September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so there’s no better time than the present! A library card with the Aurora Public Library District gives you access to books, audiobooks, movies, eBooks, and so much more! Stop by our Aurora or Dillsboro branch to sign up for a library card today!
Who Can Get a Card With Us?
Library cards are free to anyone who meets any of the following criteria:
- Anyone who resides in, or owns property in our district. This includes Caesar Creek, Center, Clay, Hogan, Manchester, Sparta, and Washington Townships in Dearborn County, Indiana.
- A member of the Lawrenceburg Public Library.
- A member of a home library that participates in the Indiana State Reciprocal Program.
- An Ivy Tech student presenting their current student ID.
- PLAC cards can be purchased for a fee by anyone living in Indiana who holds a library card from their home library.
- Don’t meet these criteria? Don’t worry. You can purchase a paid membership with the Library for an annual fee. APLD membership cards in 2020 cost $55.00 and are good for a calendar year.
How Do I Get a Card?
Getting a card is easy! Here’s how:
- Meet one of the criteria for membership listed above.
- Provide photo ID and proof of your current address. This can be any piece of mail, utility bill, lease agreement, or another official document which states your address and postmarked date. If your photo ID has your current address, that is all you need.
- Come see us at Aurora or Dillsboro with this information and fill out a membership form.*
*Patrons under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian with them to sign their Library agreement for a full juvenile membership. The patron must be able to print their name. The parent or guardian is responsible for materials checked out on this juvenile card.
What Can I Access With My Card?
Your library card allows you to check out 10 books from each section of the library. That means you can check out 10 Adult Fiction, 10 Juvenile Fiction, 10 Easy Books, etc! That’s a lot of reading materials! We also have a collection of both adult and juvenile audiobooks if you’d rather listen. If you’re more into movies, we have an extensive collection of DVDs (about 4000!). Our selections include movies, TV series, documentaries, and foreign films. Our Dillsboro DVDs contain a number of unique titles! Your library card allows you to check out two DVDs at a time.
Your library card gives you access to over 60,000 eBooks, 8,000 eAudiobooks, 1,000 videos, and 1,000 magazines through the Indiana Digital Download Center. All you need is your library card number and a pin number on your account. Ask a staff member about adding a pin to your account. You can read and listen through the OverDrive or Libby app on your phone and other devices.
APLD has many online resources available for our patrons, including databases like A to Z World Travel, Consumer Reports, and Small Engine Repair; educational resources like AR Bookfinder and Tutor.com; reading resources like Novelist and eSequels; and online encyclopedias. These are all available on any computer with just your library card and pin number. We also have genealogy resources such as Ancestry and Heritage Quest. Due to licensing restrictions, access to Ancestry.com is only available from Library owned computers. You can find a complete list of our online resources here.
Local History Library
Do you need assistance with genealogy? Are you looking for a marriage certificate or obituary? Or are you just curious about the history of Aurora and the surrounding towns? Come see our staff members at the Local History Library at the Depot. The Local History Library gives you access to local newspapers on microfilm, yearbooks, cemetery records, Sanborn maps, Robinson’s City Directories, periodicals, and telephone directories.
APLD has public computers at both Aurora and Dillsboro branches for patron use. We do not currently offer wireless printing, but printing is available from our public computers. Prints are $.10 per page for black and white and $.50 per page for color.
Both branches have a portable scanner that can be used with our public computers.
Both branches have a public copy machine that costs $.10 per copy.
Book Sale: We have an ongoing book sale in the basement of our Dillsboro branch! Come check it out!
Interlibrary Loan (ILL): ILL is a service that allows patrons of APLD to borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music that are owned by another library system. To make an ILL request you must be a patron in good standing and have all the pertinent information on the material you are requesting. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan form here or ask any staff member to place a request for you.
Teacher’s Box of Books: Patrons with a teacher’s library card can request a box of books for their classroom! Just fill out the Teacher’s Box of Books form here and our Children’s Librarian will pick out fun books for your classroom!
Traveling Book Sets: Do you lead a library book discussion? Are you a teacher who needs a book for your entire class? Or maybe you’re just a regular person who hosts an informal gathering of friends each month to discuss the same book. If this describes you, then APLD can help! The Library District can supply your Reading Club, Class, or Group with multiple copies of the same title through our Traveling Book Sets Program. Just fill out the Traveling Book Set form here. The Library staff will send the books to local schools or public libraries. Individuals can pick up the books at either the Aurora or Dillsboro Library. See the list of available titles here.