250 N. Fifth Street
Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the library open?
Where is the library located?
What changes recently occurred in the catalog?
How do I get a Library Card?
Your Card is Your Passport
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library offers a variety of materials for use in the Library and for check-out. When borrowing materials for check-out, an Evergreen Indiana Borrowers Card is required.
Card applications are available at the Circulation Desk in the Library lobby and online.
Library materials will circulate for 21, 14, or 7 days.
Who’s eligible for a free Library card?
Juvenile Library cards
People who reside outside the Library District
Zionsville Community School Classroom Teacher's Library Card
This card enables the following individuals to check out library materials for classroom use:
Teachers who also reside in the Library District may apply for both a teacher's card and a personal Library card.
Teachers may send family members, aides, volunteers, other teachers, etc. to check out materials using the Teacher's Card.
Teachers and/or assignees may request extended check out periods for materials at the time of checkout. Overdue fees are not waived for these card holders.
Remember to advise the Library staff at the time of checkout that you need an extended loan period.
The extended loan period option includes:
Extensions may be obtained by calling the Circulation desk, 317-873-8340.
When the ZCS teacher applies for this special card, other card users may be designated. Be prepared to show identification showing your current residence address.
This card will expire 1 year from the issue date or be deleted from the file if the cardholder no longer works in the classroom in the Library District. The card may be renewed if the teacher or classroom assistant is still employed in the position during the subsequent school year.
Lost or Stolen Library Cards
If your card is lost or stolen, call the Circulation Department at 317-873-8340. Until this loss is reported to the Library staff, the registered card holder is responsible for fines and lost materials.
According to Library Board policy, all records relating to Library patrons, and their use of library materials and services, are confidential. Library staff members may not disclose information about a customer to a third party. Under Indiana law, minors are accorded the same confidentiality rights as adults.
How do I access the Internet?
The Internet workstations are available to everyone. While filtering software is being used on all Internet stations at the Public Library, parents need to assess their children’s Internet's usage. Parents may want to review the entire Library Board policy and background information about the Internet. No Internet "police" or "librarians" or "headquarters" exist on the Internet and no software-based filter is 100% effective. The Library also provides wireless access to the internet that is available to everyone.
What new materials were recently added?
Does the Library have an Interlibrary Loan program?
What magazines and newspapers does the Library receive?
How can my group use the Library's Program room?
Meeting rooms are available for use by Library customers
Local citizens and nonprofit organizations may reserve the following rooms at the Library for public forums and meetings.
The Lora Hussey Room, which will accommodate a maximum of 180 people, may be used for meetings, workshops, conferences and other space-appropriate activities; including civic, cultural and educational events. Furnishings include tables, chairs and a dry-erase board. If tables and chairs are used, the maximum capacity is reduced to 35 people. Equipment available includes a retractable movie screen, a video projector [video and computer large screen capability], television and VCR, slide projector, overhead projector, podium with microphone and public address system. Equipment use is subject to a minimal fee and must be reserved one week in advance. A kitchenette is available with small refrigerator, ice machine, microwave and double sink.
The Olive Hoffman Room, which will accommodate a maximum of 20 people, may be used when craft events are planned. Furnishings include tables, chairs, sink and access to small kitchenette.
Groups wishing to use either room must fill out an agreement and place a refundable deposit toward its use. Applications must be submitted seven days prior to intended use and may not exceed three days of consecutive use. Advance reservations are suggested and may be placed by calling 317-873-8343.
The meeting rooms may be used whenever the Library is open. The room must be vacant by closing time.
Reservations may be made up to three months in advance. Library-sponsored meetings and programs are given first priority. It is important that a representative of the organization using the room review the Meeting Room Policy. Copies of the policy are available at the Circulation Desk in the Library lobby.
Reservations to use the audiovisual equipment owned by the Library must be made with the application. A representative for the applicant must assume responsibility for the correct operation and use of the equipment.
For additional questions, please refer to the Library's Meeting Rooms Policy and Fee Schedule for Meeting Rooms.
Small study rooms are available in the youth and adult areas at the Library during regular business hours. They may be reserved up to 2 months in advance and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations are accepted at the Youth and Adult Reference desks. For more information, please refer to the Library’s Study Room Policy.
Who are the Friends of the Library and how can I join?
Everyone Can Help Through Donations of Gently Used Books
The friends always need donations of books for upcoming sale events. Donations may be dropped off at the Library and placed just inside the staff entrance on the Sixth Street side of the building. Staff at the Circulation desk in the main lobby, if requested, will issue receipts.Book Sales
The Friends are unable to accept:
Readers Digest Condensed Books
Textbooks more than 10 years old
Travel books more than 3 years old
National Geographic Magazines
Moldy or Musty Books
Books that have been Chewed
Books that are Wet
Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2, 2014Meetings
May 16, 17, 18, 2014
Oct. 3, 4, 5, 2014
2014 Friends of the Library Meetings
Meetings @ 10 am:
Wed, March 19
Wed, May 21
Wed, Sept. 17
Wed, Nov. 19
Place your Amazon.com orders through the Library’s website and a percentage of your order goes to our Friends of the Library to help fund programs and services at the Library! It’s easy, but you need to follow these steps:
Friends of the Library
The Friends help make the Library a Friendly Destination in Zionsville.
When celebrating the Library as a fun and learning destination in Zionsville, we hope you will turn your thoughts to the Library Friends. This group has been a key player in the Library's winning formula. Print the Friends of the Library Gift Membership form(PDF).
Annual dues for an individual are $10 per year. New members are welcome. Print the membership application(PDF), complete and return it to the library.
Fundraising for the Library
Since the mid-seventies the Library Friends have been earning money selling pre-owned books and donating the proceeds to the Library. The Library Friends solicit, collect, organize, and price thousands of books for public sales three times a year. The net proceeds are set aside to benefit the Library.
Significant contributions to the present building
After several years of saving book sale proceeds, the Friends in 1993 donated $7000 to purchase the chandelier that hangs in the main lobby. The beautiful light fixtures in the main lobby and on the second floor were made possible by the generosity of the Friends. In addition, a display cabinet was purchased that shows off the Lora Hussey doll collection.
Shop with the Friends & Amazon.com
By searching or clicking on the link to the right, all of your Amazon.com purchases will benefit the Friends of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Amazon.com will donate up to 15% of your total purchases to the Friends. Thank you for shopping with the Friends to help your Library!
More than 35 years of gifts
What programs are currently being held for teens?
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - All Day
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
When: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
What programs are currently being held for adults?
SOAR (Seniors Out and About Reading) -
When: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
When: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
What programs are currently being held for children?
Safe Sitter -
When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
When: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
When: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
When: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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