With a library account, all library card owners can
- Renew Materials
- Hold Items
- Change your PIN or address
- Review what you have checked out
You will need to first go to our catalog search page, then login with your User ID and PIN in the upper right. Then you can click on "My Account". If you don't have a User ID and PIN, please visit your nearest library branch.
Residents of White County really do use their public library!
As of January 2016, there were 35,045 active cardholders (45% of White County’s population)
- 566,688—Items checked out (+50% since 2012)
- 293,609— Library visits (+35% since 2012)
- 50,060—Sign-ins for computer use (+26% since 2012)
- 25,036—Library Program attendees (+38% since 2012)
The Library is not only an important educational institution for our children but also a place where people can conduct a job search, use the internet for free, and find information on ways to improve their lives in a variety of ways.
The WCPL (White County Public Libraries) Friends Foundation was established in February 2014 as a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and enriching the capabilities, resources, and services of the White County Regional Library system. This mission is accomplished through fundraising, advocacy, and promoting greater awareness of the library's valuable resources.
The foundation and the library system work in partnership to determine where private funds may be used for greatest impact. The WCPL Friends Foundation does not supplant the city's and county's responsibility for funding strong libraries.
The WCPL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Our EIN is 46-5116537.
The WCPL Foundation board's nine member Board of Directors includes representatives from each White County Regional Library branch. These members share a vision of the library as an integral part of education, a center of community life, and a catalyst for economic development.
For more information, see our printable brochure.
The needs of each individual library in our library system vary and change over time. Projects can be both small, such as a booksale or event to raise funds for a landscaping project, to larger projects involving fundraising for a new library facility.
Based on the needs identified by the library director and the White County Regional Library system, the WCPL Friends Foundation Board makes general decisions regarding the projects and programs for which they will seek funding. Donors to the foundation may direct their contributions to specific identified areas.
Your involvement will make a difference not only to your library but also to the lives of the many and diverse people it serves. Support for the WCPL Friends Foundation helps your library grow stronger and achieve project goals that would not be met otherwise.
There are two ways to become a member:
- Fill in our online membership form and then pay through Paypal with your credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover) or with your Paypal account.
Or By Mail
- Print and fill out a paper membership form and mail in a check with the form.