Library Card FAQ

How do I get a library card?

In order to obtain a library card, an individual must complete a registration application and present a photo ID.  Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, passport, student ID, or other IDs that use a full name with a photo.  If the ID does not list the individual's current address, they must also provide proof of address, such as a check or a postmarked letter or bill received at the current address. Children under twelve must have a parent or legal guardian present to get a card.  The parent or guardian must sign a child's application and present their ID and, if necessary, proof of address.
 
To fill out an application for a card click here. Then print the application, fill it out, and bring it into the library.


Do I have to use my own card?


Yes. This policy is for the protection of each individual patron. It allows you to maintain control over items checked out on your account and prevents your being charged for items you do not have.


What happens if I lose my card or it is stolen?


Report the card lost immediately. Library staff will deactivate your account to prevent unauthorized use. You can then reactivate your account with a photo ID on your next visit. Treat your library card as you would a credit card!