If you have never had a library card with us, today is
a good time to change that. Come to the main desk and sign up for
your card, any time the library is open.
It only takes about five minutes to sign up for your first card, and
once you receive it
you will be able to check out any circulating item in our
, look up items in our
look up your library account online (with a password —
have us set your password when you sign up, or you can come to the
desk any at time and have it set up), place holds, request
advantage of all the information
to which the library subscribes, and
generally avail yourself of all the library's services.
Of all the cards you carry around, a library card can be one
of the most useful.
Your first library card is free. We do ask that you bring
identification, including photo ID, showing your birthdate, and
something with your current address.
(These do not have to be the same item. If you have just
moved, you probably have a check, rent receipt, phone bill, or
some similar item showing your current address. Any of these,
in combination with photo identification, is good enough.)
Children do not have to have ID themselves but instead should
come with a parent who has ID. In order to get their own
cards, children must be at least five years old and must write
their own full names on their library cards, but they do
not have to use a cursive script: hand-printing is
If you have had a library card but cannot find it, you can
get a replacement card for $1. To get a replacement card,
you do need ID again, just like when getting your first card.