Q. How do I get a library card?

Library cards are available free of charge when an Online Borrower Registration Form is filled out, then verified in person with the required documentation. A parent or legal guardian must verify the account of a juvenile cardholder, 17 years or younger.

To get a library card:

  • Fill out and submit the Online Borrower Registration Form. Upon submission of this form, you will receive a temporary barcode. Please make note of this barcode, then:

  • Visit any library location and present your temporary barcode. Account verification requires that you also present both:

    • Your government-issued photo ID (U.S., Canada, or Mexico), and

    • Proof of your current U.S. mailing address (such as a utility bill, mailed envelope, or rental agreement dated within the last 30 days).

    A photo will be taken of the account holder at the time of registration- library cards are non-transferable, and only the account holder pictured may use the card. Either your library card or photo ID is required for all transactions concerning library books and materials. Each registered borrower assumes full responsibility for the materials and fines charged to the card.

    Take this guide with you! Click the link to download MPL's official Borrower Guide [pdf], and en Español [pdf].

    Card Fees

    • Address change and name change: no fee

    • Replacement card(s): $1.00


  • Last Updated Feb 20, 2017
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  • Answered By Elizabeth Hollenbeck

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