The library offers the following materials for use in the library only.
|Type of Material||Loan Period||Fine||Maximum Fine||Maximum Number of items||Maximum Number of renewals|
|Books-Except Reference||3 Weeks||$0.10/day||$2.00||No Limit||2|
|Audiobooks on Cassette||2 Weeks||$0.10/day||$2.00||No Limit||2|
|Adult Compact Discs||2 Weeks||$0.10/day||$2.00||5||2|
|Children's Compact Discs||2 Weeks||$0.10/day||$2.00||5||2|
|Adult Playaways||2 Weeks||$0.10/day||$2.00||2||1|
|Children's Playaways||2 Weeks||$0.10/day||$2.00||2||1|
|Adult DVDs||1 week||$1.00/day||$5.00||5||1|
|Children's DVDs||1 Week||$1.00/day||$5.00||5||1|
|Indianapolis 500 Videos||1 Week||$1.00/day||$5.00||5||1|
|Children's Videocassettes||1 Week||$1.00/day||$5.00||20||1|
The library offers a large selection of books on the honor system. Honor books are not checked out and have no specific due date. Just tell the circulation desk how many you have and return them when you're finished.
Fourteen computers with access to the Internet are available for public use. Ten of the computers are for use by patrons over the age of eighteen and four stations are reserved for use by those under the age of eighteen. All Internet computers have Microsoft Word 2007, Micrsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft Powerpoint 2007, and Microsoft Publisher 2007. The use of e-mail and social networking on the under 18 terminals is prohibited. Anyone with a valid Speedway Library card may use the Internet. A time limit of one hour is enforced when there is a wait for Internet computers. There are four computers with access to the Internet available to non-card holders. Three of these computers are for use by patrons over the age of eighteen and one station is reserved for use by those under the age of eighteen. These guest computers may be used for twenty minutes. Anyone wishing to use the Internet must agree to abide by the Electronic Use Policy. When all computers are full, patrons may reserve a computer on site, but no reservations will be taken over the telephone.
Two computers with Microsoft Word 2007, Micrsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft Powerpoint 2007, and Microsoft Publisher 2007 are available for public use. These computers also have Rosetta Stone for Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and English as a Second Language. A time limit of two hours will be enforced. Anyone wishing to use the word-processor must agree to abide by the Electronic Use Policy. The word-processor must be checked out at the front desk.
A public typewriter is also available. Reservations will be taken over the phone or in person. A two hour time limit for cardholders and a twenty minute time limit for guests will be enforced. Anyone who wishes to use the typewriter must check it out from the front desk and agree to the Electronic Use Policy.
A tutor room is available. To use a room please ask at the Circulation Desk.
Two public meeting rooms are available for local non-profit groups. Please call for more information.
The Speedway Public Library now offers wireless Internet access to patrons and visitors. Access is available throughout the library on an unsecured 802.11b/g network. The wireless network allows patrons and visitors to use laptops and other wireless devices to access the Internet. Instructions for connecting to the wireless network are available at the circulation desk. At this time, the library only provides instructions for connecting using Windows XP. For information on connecting using other operating systems, please contact the manufacturer of your equipment. The wireless network is provided under a grant supported by the Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
If you want to apply for a card and you meet the eligibility requirements you must provide two of the following forms of identification. One of these must include current address.
Patrons who do not meet these requirements must either purchase a $50.00 PLAC card if the patron has a home library or a $71.00 non-resident's card if the patron has no home library.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Speedway Public Library, and we are grateful for their support and dedication. One way to show your support is by becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, and assisting with booksales and other Friends projects. If you are willing to make a weekly or monthly gift of your time, please consider volunteering to assist with Library tasks. Currently, volunteers serve the Library by preparing books and other materials for circulation, repairing damaged books, shelving magazines, preparing the Library newsletter for mailing, and many other essential tasks. We are happy to look for ways to combine your talents and interests with our needs. Please call or visit the Library to complete a Volunteer Application form.