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Services

We’re here to help! Call or email us with any questions about library services, events, collections, programs, and more. 

We provide services and adaptive technologies for a comfortable library experience including accessible parking, and an accessible building, large print books, closed caption DVDs, electronic books, access to the Indiana State Library Talking Book Library and more. 

The Digital Lab at the Putnam County Public Library provides equipment, guidance, and space for the public to digitize media. 

Do you have piles of old photographs, collecting dust? How about home videos that you’d like to preserve for posterity? We can help. The Digital Lab has equipment for digitizing VHS, records, photographs, documents, large format prints, cassettes, and much more. 

Putnam County Library partners with the Community Technology Engagement Program. CTEP is a DePauw-sponsored program that aims to bridge the digital divide in Putnam County by offering workshops and office hours to increase technical literacy. CTEP is now offering office hours at the library.

The library offers laptops, iPads, and Wi-Fi Hotspots for check-out. 

A legal help kiosk is available on the second floor of the library. Access the Indiana Legal Help platform, legal document templates, free legal clinics, and more! 

Indiana Legal Help (ILH) was created in 2018 and is a program of the Indiana Bar Foundation. The Indiana Bar Foundation’s mission is to inspire and lead change to improve civic education and legal assistance for all Hoosiers.

Throughout the county, residents can utilize express stops to pick up, drop off, or share materials. Each station houses material pick-up lockers, a free community book exchange shelf, and a dropbox for library materials.

The Library of Things is a collection of items that are unconventional to libraries but may be of use to the community. These items can include kitchen appliances, tools, crafting supplies, outdoor games, board games, and a wide array of other items. These items are loanable to the community just like any other library material.

As a community center and cultural hub for Putnam County, the library provides meeting rooms for public use. Meeting rooms are used for library events and programming, as well as community meetings, private groups, nonprofits, and more. 

The Kiwanis Meeting Room is equipped with a laptop, projector screen, Meeting Owl video conferencing system, and a podium for speakers. Minimum Capacity: 10. Max Capacity: 70.

The Rotary Meeting Room is best suited for small groups and meetings and is equipped with tables and chairs in a private setting. Minimum Capacity: 2. Maximum Capacity: 10.

Study Rooms are quiet rooms available to up to two people per room.

The Putnam County Public Library’s Outreach van provides free delivery service to residents of Putnam County.

We deliver every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to schools, homeschoolers, nursing homes, daycare centers, home-bound patrons (physically disabled, extended illness or significant transportation problems), and patrons living in remote areas.

Print, Copy, and Fax Services

PCPL offers print, copy, and fax services at the library. Print and copy services are offered at a small fee, while faxing and scan-to-email services are offered for free.

PCPL offers a number of public computers, free to use. A library card is not required to use a public computer at the library.

PCPL offers free Wi-Fi inside the library and extended outside to the library parking lot. A library card is not required to use free public Wi-Fi at the library.

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are placed in outdoor displays, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story. 

The Putnam County StoryWalk® Project began in 2020. StoryWalks® are planned for several locations in Putnam County.

The PCPL Seed Swap is available to cardholders. The library has a cabinet available beginning in March of each year filled with seeds. Choose your seeds and bring them to the Circulation Desk so that we can record how many seeds were taken. After that, take your seeds home and plant your garden!

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