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 proceeding:

  • 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.

  • 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.)

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 THE APPLICANT IS UNDER AGE 16, the mother, father or legal guardian of the applicant will need to sign the application and show proof of current residential address at the library for the said minor before a card will be issued.

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

Call 715-386-3101 if you have questions.

library card application


Card Application form (PDF format)

Card Application form (PDF format - fill-in form)