Getting A Library Card

Library Cards

Any Wisconsin resident is eligible for a library card. Getting a free library card is easy and allows you to do the following:

  • check out materials from 50 libraries that share the MORE online catalog

  • get materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan

Please review the following information before filling out the form:

  • One application form needs to be filled out for each person applying for a library card.

  • Use your full legal name (Katherine Anne Smith, not Kate Smith).

  • The forms should be used for first-time cardholders only.

  • You do not need to complete the "Other ID" field if the driver's license field is completed.

  • If your ID does not have your current address, proof of residence must be shown such as a utility bill or printed check.

  • The minimum age for a card is 3.

  • Minnesota residents are charged $25 a year for a card.

Important! On your next visit to the library, stop at the Help Desk and submit your filled out application. You will be asked to sign the application and show something with your name and current residential address (drivers license, state ID, mail sent to you, etc.)

IF YOU ARE UNDER AGE 16, your mother, father or legal guardian will need to sign the application and show proof of current residential address at the library before a card will be issued.

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT, make sure to include BOTH your local residential address and your permanent address (for many students this may be their parents’ address).

Lost cards may be replaced at the Help Desk in the library for a $1.00 fee. (Please bring proof of identification to purchase a replacement card.)

Card Renewal

Once you have your card, it will need to be updated every year around your birthday. We just need verification that your information (address, phone number, email) has not changed during the previous year. To update your card, please contact the library via email, phone or in person.


library card application


Card Application form (PDF format - fill-in and print out or print out and fill in by hand)