How to get a library card

Wanatah Public Library serves all residents of Cass Township. We are a reciprocal library so individuals from outside Cass Township are also welcome to apply for a library card with us.

Those wishing to obtain a library card with the Wanatah Library simply need to stop by the library and fill out a form. A photo ID is also necessary.

Lost or replacement cards are $2.00.

Checkout Periods, Renewals and Fines

  • Books may be checked out for 2 weeks; magazines, books-on-tape and music may be checked out for a period of 1 week. VHS and DVD movies are checked out for 2 days.
  • Items may be renewed by patron request
  • New patrons are limited to one item the first time they use their card.
  • Fines for overdue items are as follows:
    • Books magazines, and books-on-tape: $.05 / day
    • Music: $.05 / day
    • VHS and DVD movies: 50 cents / day

Donations of Materials

As a rule, the Library accepts donations of printed, audio and visual materials for its collection if those materials are current in date of issue, style, accuracy, needed to build the Library's collection of classics, or current or recent bestsellers and award winners.  We reserve the right to decline materials for the collection due to issues of space and need.  We may pass unneeded donated materials to other area organizations to help them serve under served populations, and may offer unneeded items to the public for cash donations to help fund Library operations.

Internet computers for public use

Computer area

The library has 4 internet-ready computers available for use by the public. Simply sign up at the desk. If other patrons are waiting to use the computer, there is a time limit of 15 minutes per patron.

Community Room

The Library has a small Community Room available for use by groups during library hours. Please call the Library at (219) 733-9303 for details.

Pets and Service Animals

Trained service and therapy animals are welcome in the Library.  We conform to the definitions of what constitutes a service animal as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA -- USDOJ 2010) and Indiana Code 2016.  As much as we love them (and we do), pets of all types are not allowed in the Library.  (May 2016)

How to Volunteer

We welcome volunteers to help with sorting, organizing, cleaning, etc. If you are interested, please stop by during library hours to talk to the Director.