’ve been banned from
the library for misconduct or observed committing theft or vandalism in the
be taken when library cards are renewed or new cards are issued,” WPL said.
“All photographs are confidential library records.”
Library patrons can
request in writing that the library card photo requirement be waived,
stating their reasons for requesting the waiver, WPL noted. If the patron
who receives a waiver wishes to check out materials without the library
card, or renew a library card, staff will need to see other forms of
positive identification in order to verify the patron’s identity. Additional
identification required might include a driver’s license, automobile
registration, property tax statement, fishing license, voter’s registration
card, or a piece of delivered mail.
WPL serves the
residents of Westchester Township and has reciprocal borrowing agreements
with most of the other public libraries in the area. The towns of
Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor, and Dune Acres are in the library
district, with two branches available to patrons. The main branch, Thomas
Library, is located at 200 W. Indiana Ave. in Chesterton (926-7696). Hageman
Branch is located at 100 Francis St. in Porter (926-9080).