Shelby County Public Library - Shelbyville, Indiana


Any resident of Shelby County can obtain a library card for FREE. Library card holders are assigned a unique barcode enabling borrowers to use the computer labs, reserve and access their account online, and check out materials at the main library, the Mobile Library, and any other Evergreen Library. (complete listing of Evergreen Libraries)

There is a $2.00 fee to replace lost cards.


A person who lives outside of Shelby County may apply for a $40.00 nonresidential card for use of material from this library and any other Evergreen Library (complete listing of Evergreen Libraries). Anyone is also eligible to apply for a Public Library Access Card (PLAC) which enables individuals to use any public library in the state of Indiana for $65.00.

Approved photo ID and proof of current local address must be shown to apply for PLAC and nonresidential cards. PLAC cards are only available to individuals with a valid home library card from within the state of Indiana. Both types of cards must be renewed every year.

The library is a part of the Evergreen Circulation System. This system gives patrons access to a much larger collection. You can check out, reserve, and return items at any Indiana Evergreen library. Learn more about Evergreen.

If you cannot find a book through the Evergreen catalog, you may search for it through 
SRCS, an online Interlibrary Loan cataloging system. Login and place holds with your Evergreen card/PIN number.


Stop in the library to get your new library card and key-tag. There will be no charge for the new card, but you must show an approved photo ID that shows your current local address. If your photo ID does not have your current address, you may bring in any of the following items: 

  • valid voter registration card 
  • computer generated bank statement or government notification issued in applicant's name within the last 60 days 
  • computer generated utility, credit card, or doctor/hospital bill issued in the applicant's name within the last 60 days 
  • change of address confirmation from USPS (P.O. Box is not acceptable) 
  • property tax receipt issued in applicant's name. 


Patrons now have access to ebooks and audiobooks for download
• Fines may not exceed $10.00 to check out more material 
• Pre-overdue notices will be emailed to patrons with valid email accounts three days prior to the due-date 
• Most items may only be renewed once