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PLAC Information

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 $65.00 and each card is valid for 12 months after being issued.

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 9, 2022 to keep the cost of the Public Library Access Card (PLAC) from at $65 effective January 1, 2023.

2024 Annual PLAC Fee: $65.00

2024 PLAC Sign
PLAC Quarterly Report Form – This report may now be returned via mail or email.
PLAC Rules and Guidelines
PLAC Reimbursements 2023
PLAC Information Booklet

LDO JC 12-14-2023