Evergreen Indiana & Roachdale Library Services

You may access Evergreen online at home, work, or anywhere you have Internet access. Please ask staff if you are not familiar with how this works. We’ll be happy to show you!

Evergreen Online Catalog

Roachdale-Franklin Township Public Library is a proud member of Evergreen Indiana.      Evergreen Indiana is a growing network of public libraries that use the Evergreen software to allow patrons of member libraries to view the catalogs of other member libraries and to borrow materials from them using their Evergreen Indiana library card. With Evergreen        Indiana you can: access and borrow from over 100 other libraries on-line, place holds from your account on-line, renew items yourself on-line, receive holds and notifications through email.

Library Cards

Residents of Franklin Township should obtain their library card from Roachdale Public Library. The Putnam County Library is now an Evergreen Library as well! If you live in Putnam County, but outside of Franklin Township, you should obtain your library card from the Putnam County Library in Greencastle.  Staff of North Putnam School Corporation who live outside of Putnam County are still eligible to receive an outreach card through the Roachdale Public Library. You no longer need to have 2 separate library cards for the Roachdale Public Library & Putnam County Library – obtain your library card from your home library and use it at either location! Proof of residence  (with a current address) is required through any of the following: valid Indiana driver’s license, valid Indiana State ID, valid voter registration card, valid current government issued ID(military ID, passport), recent bank statement, recent utility bill, or tax receipt.

The non-resident fee is equal to the taxpayers’ current fee. The fee is $55.00. 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.

Patrons receive a new Evergreen Indiana library card at no cost. Replacement cards will cost $2.00. Each patron must have his/her card to check out items.

Change of Information

Patrons should notify the library of changes of address, phone number, or last name.            Library services are terminated if you move out of the service area.

Borrowing Services

Books –  Adult, young adult, and children’s:  Fiction,Inspirational, Non-Fiction, Biographies, Book on CDs, Historical fiction, and Juvenile Picture Books

DVD & Blu-Rays – Adult, Juvenile, Fitness, Travel, TV Series, and Family

Newspapers –  Banner Graphic,  Journal Review, and Indy Star are available.

Magazines – We subscribe to a variety of magazines including: People, Time, Indianapolis Monthly,  Country , Family Circle,  Woman’s World, Midwest Living,  and more.

Due dates, Courtesy notices, and fines

Movies currently check out for 1 week ; with a limit of 5 movies per household. TV seasons count as 2 checkouts.

Books and magazines check out for a period of 3 weeks (21 days). Newly released books can not be renewed. Older books & magazines can be renewed 2 times.

Due date notifications will be e-mailed to patrons with valid email accounts 3 days prior to the due date.

****AUTOMATIC RENEWALS ****    We now have automatic renewals. If your book has renewals available, the system will automatically renew your book if it reaches the due date and has not been returned. Your book will be checked out for another 3 weeks – and you do not need to do anything! Enjoy your book  – the system will generate an e-mail with your new due date listed.

Roachdale Public Library as of 12/1/22 is a “fine free” library! Roachdale Public Library’s fine-free policy no longer charges you a daily overdue fee from our materials. As in the past, library books will automatically renew when available. Fines will still be applied to lost or damaged items from our library. Moving forward, only materials that are damaged or not returned within 28 days will be charged to our patrons, but when that item is returned the fee will be removed.  If you have overdue fines from other libraries in the Evergreen Indiana consortium, you are still responsible for paying these.

A $10.00 per item nonrefundable processing fee will be charged for lost items in addition to item  replacement costs and any applicable collection fees.  Patrons fines that exceed $10.00 cannot check out.

Patrons with current e-mail addresses will receive the following email notices: 3 day prior to due date, day item is due, 14 days after item is due, and 28 days after item is due. Please be sure to check your spam if you are not receiving notices and add the Evergreen address to your contacts.

Other services

We offer:

  • 5 public computers and free Wi-fi
  • 2 public scanners & 2 printers/copiers with color ($.50 per page for color prints; $.10 for black & white)
  • Faxing service:  Local  & toll-free faxes  – $1 flat fee.  Long-distance  faxes – $2 flat fee.
  • There is a book drop by the side door of the library.