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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a Library card?
Depending on your residency status (see our Library Card Policy), all you need to do to get a free library card is bring in your picture ID and fill out a brief form. You’ll be ready to check out books as soon as we put you in our computer system.
Can I get a library card online?
You can get the form to apply for a card by downloading it from our website; however, we do not have the capability of verifying your address or adding you to our computer system at this time through the internet.