JCPL Policies

Circulation Policies | Computer Policy | Conference Room Policy

Library Cards

Patrons can use their new Evergreen Indiana Library Card at any Evergreen Indiana library, but their card must be received from their local library. Due to the number of similarly named customers in the system, library cards should always be present to check out any items. If a card is lost, a replacement can be purchased for $2.00.


Most items checkout for 1 (one) or 3 (three) weeks. One week items include: DVDs, VHS tapes and magazines. Three week items include: books, music CDs and books on tape/CD.

Book Renewal

All items may be renewed once unless another customer has a hold on the item. New DVDs and VHS Tapes are not renewable.


Items will have a 1 (one) day grace period before fines are assessed. After the grace period, each overdue item accrues a $0.25 fine for each day it is late. Fines and fees should be paid to the library the item was checked out from.

Borrowing from Another Library

Patrons will be able to place holds on items belonging to other Evergreen Indiana libraries. Items will be delivered to their local library. Items can be returned to any Evergreen Indiana library. Holds can not be placed on DVDs, VHS tapes or items less than 6 months old from another library.

Checkout Limits

There is a 100 item limit on checkouts. Patrons can only have 10 DVDs and 10 VHS tapes at a time.

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Computer Use Policy

Jennings County Public Library

Computer/Network Usage Policy

Adopted 02/14/2011; revised 08/11/2014 

The Jennings County Public Library provides free access to any patron who has read and agreed to comply with the terms of this policy.  Access to the Library’s network is primarily intended for research and informational needs.

This policy applies to any access of the Library’s network (wired or wireless), whether from the Library computers or personal laptops, PDAs or other devices.

Patrons must be in good standing with all Evergreen Libraries before accessing the Library’s network.  Patrons with long overdue items or with fines/fees at or exceeds of $25.00 are not considered in good standing.

The library reserves the right to suspend or revoke use of the Library computer systems at any time, without prior notice or hearing.  To reduce liability, tracking software may be used to monitor unacceptable or illegal behavior.  The Library will be the sole arbitrator of what constitutes abusive conduct or violation of this Acceptable Use Policy.

Explicit Violations of the Computer/Network Usage Policy

Users of all ages are expected to confine their Computer and Internet usage to legal and acceptable usage.  Examples of unacceptable usage include, but not limited to:

  • To harass, bully, or violate the privacy of others
  • Any illegal or criminal purpose
  • Violate state or federal obscenity or sexual harassment laws, which includes viewing or printing sexually explicit materials in public areas
  • Install applications or Internet plug-in applications
  • Attempt to modify, abuse, or harm the computer in any way
  • Use of any proxy website or application

Computer Availability

All public computers employing self log-in software will shut down 15 minutes before the Library closes.  Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Library employs an automated system to handle time limits and waiting lists.

Public Computers

Patrons are limited to 60 minutes of computer use if other patrons are waiting.

Express Terminals

There is a 15 minutes time limit per session.  Time extensions are not allowed.

Children’s Game Computers/iPad

Game computers are limited to children 13 years or younger or with special permission from staff.


Any damage to the equipment caused by improper care, roughness, or vandalism will be the responsibility of the user and that user will bear the cost of any needed repairs and/or replacement of components or parts as a result of such damage.    Patrons are not allowed to install applications or Internet plug-in applications.


Printing is available for a fee of $.10 per page.

Internet Filtering

All library computer systems are filtered for adult and sexually explicit materials in the spirit of the Children’s Internet Protection of Act of 2001 (CIPA)

Liability Exemption

Although the Library filters all Internet traffic, not every web site has been categorized and therefore the Library cannot be held responsible for material downloaded from the Internet.  The Library does not act “in Loco Parentis” and therefore, parents or legal guardians or ultimately responsible for their children’s use of the Internet.

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Conference Room Policy

  • Conference rooms are scheduled first come, first served.
  • All rooms must be scheduled in advance.
  • Rooms may be scheduled up to 90 days in advance.
  • NO activity shall be scheduled that :
    • may endanger the safety and security of the library patrons.
    • sells products, i.e. product parties. etc.
  • No charge will be made for the use of the conference rooms but donations are favored and encouraged.
  • Meetings scheduled from outside the county shall have Jennings County sponsors, either individual library patrons or groups. All exceptions must be reviewed and approved by the director.
  • Conference rooms will be scheduled during regular library hours. Other times will be arranged one week in advanced with prior review and approval of the director. Groups are expected to depart by the agreed times. Excessive overtime may be billed to the offending group (30 cents per minute).
  • Everyone must follow the library rules and guidelines.
  • Rooms must be left in the same condition as they are found.
  • Minors must be supervised by an adult.

Priority of Use:

  1. Library programs
  2. Non-profit educational/cultural events
  3. Profit organizations for educational purposes
  4. All other activities/events shall be reviewed case by case.
  5. The library reserves the right to cancel or move any meeting that conflicts with library priorities or the group fails to follow the library rules of behavior.

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