What is UCAT?

Library items owned by Muncie Community Schools, Muncie Public Library, and Motivate Our Minds are in a shared online catalog (union catalog). Materials are shared between partners. 

Through this partnership, teachers, students, support staff, and administrators can receive a READ library card which can be used to check out materials at all partner locations. Students, teachers, support staff, and administrators have the opportunity to request print items to be delivered to their school library for check out during the school year. 

READ Cards are available to all who work and attend classes at Muncie Community Schools and Motivate Our Minds, and they remain active for the length of one’s association with a partner location, including summer and winter breaks

This means when the libraries at Motivate Our Minds and Muncie Community Schools are closed during school breaks, READ cardholders can borrow materials from Muncie Public Library.

 

How To Get A READ Card?

Muncie Community Schools Teachers, Support Staff, and Administrators 

Ask about getting a physical card at your school library or any check out desk at Muncie Public Library. 

Muncie Community Schools Students 

Opt In when registering with MCS, or reach out to the school office to ask about how to Opt In

If a student is already opted in for the current school year and needs a physical card, contact the school’s library aide or any check out desk at Muncie Public Library. 

Motivate Our Minds 

Staff and Students Visit the MOM library and ask for a card or email your librarian. 

READ Card Benefits for Teachers, Support Staff, and Administrators
  • Check out items from the libraries at Muncie Community Schools. 
  • Borrow up to 150 items from Muncie Public Library including print items and up to: 
    • 25 audio-visual items 
    • 10 magazines 
    • 4 video games. 
  • Check out items from the library at Motivate Our Minds. 
  • No late fees for overdue materials. Charges for lost and damaged items still apply. 
  • Access to Muncie Public Library online digital resources, including Hoopla, Novelist, and Libby. 
READ Card Benefits for Students
  • Check out items from the libraries at Muncie Community Schools. 
  • Borrow up to 70 items from Muncie Public Library including print items* and up to: 
    • 5 juvenile audio-visual items 
    • 10 juvenile magazines 
    • 2 juvenile video games. 
  • Check out items from the library at Motivate Our Minds.
  • No late fees for overdue materials. Charges for lost and damaged items still apply. 
  • Access to Muncie Public Library online digital resources, including Hoopla, Novelist, and Libby. 

    *Grade Level Access to MPL Print Items 
    • K-5 Access to juvenile print items 
    • 6-8 Access to young adult and juvenile print items 
    • 9-12 Access to all print items
Contact

For more information or any questions, contact us at 765-741-7330 or fill out the form at https://www.munciepubliclibrary.org/contact-us.