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Public Library Access Card (PLAC)
The Public Library Access Card (PLAC) is the name for the statewide library card enacted by the Indiana General Assembly in 1993 (Indiana Code 4-23-7.1-5.1). The PLAC program allows an individual to purchase a card which allows them to borrow materials directly from any public library in Indiana.
Any individual who holds a valid Indiana public library card may obtain a PLAC card. The cost of the card is $50.00 for the calendar year.
The Indiana State Library collects the revenue from the sale of these cards and places it in a designated fund account for the PLAC program. After the end of the calendar year, the money is distributed back to libraries on the basis of net loans.
The Indiana Library & Historical Board (ILHB) voted unanimously on December 11, 2009 to raise the cost of the Public Library Access Card (PLAC) from $30 to $50 effective January 1, 2010.
Annual PLAC Fee: $50.00