By Tyler Prendergast—
MUNCIE, IN — Ball State University students can get a free Muncie Public Library card to access print and online materials, movies, magazines and more. Maybe the best part: no late fees (however, lost or damaged item fees apply).
To get a library card, Ball State students should bring their BSU identification card to the front desk of any MPL branch. Staff will invite them to fill out a short application form, and then provide them with a card and keychain card within minutes.
Ball State senior Erin Lopez said getting an MPL card was “super easy” and provided her with more resources than she imagined. The library staff, she added, is “welcoming and always willing to help you.”
“I think the best resources I found was the access to free audiobooks, which allowed me to listen — for free — to books for classes and for fun,” said Lopez, a social work major. “My favorite part has to be the amount of access that the card gives me to different platforms. Extending rental time online is super easy as well.”
A Muncie Public Library card provides access to the following resources:
- An extensive in-print and online catalog of books, graphic novels, music, magazines, movies, games, academic journals, and more.
- Events that are always free and open to the public, with no library card required.
- Programs and resources for creative technologies, including a 3D printer, lamination and poster printing, Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro X and more.
- Access to a Tech Tutor to guide you through technology issues, learning new programs, identifying useful apps, etc.
- History and genealogy resources and support.
- Other services, including test proctoring, Indiana Notary Public, and more.
- Free access to Hoopla and Libby apps to download or stream thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles.
To learn about these and other perks that come with a Muncie Public Library card, go to the Muncie Public Library website or call 765-747-8200.