Materials and Services

Reference Materials

The library offers the following materials for use in the library only.

Reference Books
The library offers reference books on a variety of subjects. For more information on the library's reference book holdings please call the library or use our online catalog.
Microfilm and Microfiche
The library offers a variety of magazine back issues on microfilm and fiche. A microfilm reader/printer as well as a microfiche reader are available. For a complete listing of titles please call the library.
Genealogy Materials
The library has a collection of genealogy materials for use in the library. Some genealogy items can also be checked out.
Local History
The library has many local and state history references. Materials on the Town of Speedway, City of Indianapolis, State of Indiana, and local businesses can be accessed in the local history area. The library also has back issues of the Speedway Flyer on microfilm.
Newspapers
Newspapers are for use in the library only. Current newspapers include The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Indianapolis Business Journal, The Indianapolis Recorder, The Indianapolis Star, USA Today, and back issues of The Speedway Town Press and The Westside Messenger.

Circulating Materials

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
Magazines 2 Weeks $0.10/day $2.00 10 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
CD-ROMs 2 Weeks $0.10/day $2.00 5 2
Pamphlets 2 Weeks $0.10/day $2.00 No Limit 2
Adult DVDs 1 week $1.00/day $5.00 5 1
Children's DVDs 1 Week $1.00/day $5.00 5 1
Adult Videocassettes 1 Week $1.00/day $5.00 5 1
Children's Videocassettes 1 Week $1.00/day $5.00 20 1

Honor Books

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.


Computers

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.


Typewriter

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.


Tutor Room

A tutor room is available. To use a room please ask at the Circulation Desk.


Public Meeting Rooms

Two public meeting rooms are available for local non-profit groups. Please call for more information.


Wireless Internet

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.


Hours and Holiday Closings

 

 

Regular Library Hours (August-May)

Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

 

Summer Hours (June and July)

Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

 

 

The Library will be closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • 500 Race Eve
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

The Library closes at Noon on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Eve
  • Good Friday
  • 400 Race Eve

The Library closes at 5 p.m. on the following holiday:

  • Thanksgiving Eve

Card Requirements

If you meet one or more of the following requirements you are eligible for a Speedway Library card.

 

  1. Residence within the Town of Speedway
  2. Non-resident who owns property in Speedway
  3. Town of Speedway Employees

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.

  1. Driver's License
  2. Printed Checks
  3. Credit Card
  4. Dwelling Lease
  5. Current Utility Bill
  6. Social Security Card
  7. Current Property Tax Receipt
  8. Property Deed
  9. Proof of Town Employment (Payroll Stub)

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.


Fines and Fees

 

  • $0.10 per day per item for adult and children's materials up to a $2.00 maximum
  • $1.00 per day per item for videocassettes and DVDs up to a $5.00 maximum
  • $0.50 per hour for audio-visual equipment
  • $0.50 for lost barcodes
  • $1.00 for replacement of a lost library card
  • $2.00 for damaged audio-visual cases and sleeves
  • $25.00 per returned check

Volunteer Opportunities

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.