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  • Technology


    Getting a Library Card from Home

    If you're a Carmel resident, you may apply for a library card online. Once we've processed your application, we'll email you a library card number that you can use to begin checking out digital materials and placing holds through our online catalog. You can then visit the library at a later date to pick up your physical card.

    Click here to apply for a library card now.

    Homebound Delivery

    The library provides delivery service to patrons who can't come to the library due to extended or acute illness, physical disabilities, or other extenuating circumstances.

    Click here to learn more about homebound delivery.

    Holds Pickup Locker

    Located in the Main Library parking garage, the Holds Pickup Locker offers 24/7 access to holds. Learn more about it here.

    Curbside Holds Pickup

    Curbside holds pickup is available at our West Branch. Learn more about it here.

    Reading Formats

    Click here to see a list of the library's large print books.

    Click here to see a list of the library's audiobooks on CD. (Use the "Audience" filter to zero in on audiobooks on CD for kids.)

    Digital audiobooks are available to check out online with a CCPL card and offer variable speed playback so you can listen at a faster or slower pace.

    Enjoy OverDrive audiobooks through the free Libby by OverDrive app or by visiting

    Enjoy Hoopla audiobooks through the free Hoopla Digital app or by visiting

    Ebooks are also available to check out online with a CCPL card. The font size of these books can be adjusted, and the OpenDyslexic font can be selected. Ebooks also can be enjoyed with screen reader software.

    Enjoy OverDrive ebooks through the free Libby by OverDrive app or by visiting To learn more about the accessibility features of the Libby by OverDrive app, click here.

    Enjoy Hoopla Digital ebooks through the free Hoopla Digital app or by visiting

    In addition to the collections provided at the Carmel Clay Public Library, the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) provides free library service to residents of Indiana who cannot use standard printed materials due to a visual, physical, or reading disability. Find out more about the TBBL here.

    Closed Captioning & Descriptive Audio

    Most of the DVDs and Blu-rays in the library's collection offer closed captions that can be turned on through the disc's menu. Some also offer a descriptive audio option. (Use the "Audience" filter to zero in on titles for kids.)

    Streaming movies and TV shows are available to enjoy with a CCPL card and often include closed captions as well.

    Watch movies through the free Kanopy app or by visiting

    Watch movies and TV shows through the free Hoopla Digital app or by visiting

    Resources for Language Learners

    Visit our Community Resources webpage for a list of helpful resources for language learners and new residents.

    Our Transparent Language online language-learning system includes instruction on learning American Sign Language.

    Quiet Spaces

    The Main Library has a number of study rooms that can be used by patrons who may feel overwhelmed or need to take a break. There is also one study room at the West Branch. Study rooms can be reserved online, but feel free to ask a staff member for immediate assistance.

    The Kids Area at the Main Library offers a Quiet Room that can also be used by patrons and families who need a quiet, calm place.

    Family Fun at Home

    Storytime@Home – Create your own themed storytime at home. Watch a story video, read books (many are available digitally through Libby or Hoopla Digital), sing songs, and do an activity or two. See the themes here.

    STEAMAdventures@Home – Enjoy fun activities designed to introduce ages 5–12 to the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Click to see our available STEAMAdventures@Home themes.

    YouTube Stories, Song, Rhymes, and More – Children ages 0–5 can listen to stories, sing, and dance with our librarians in these recorded storytimes. View our YouTube storytime playlists here.

    More Tools

    Indiana Disability Resource Finder – Explore this directory of services, programs, and helpful articles for the disability community.