Library Card Application

Application Form

What to bring with you to apply for a new card:

  • A valid Ohio photo identification with current mailing address.
    • If your photo ID does not have the current address, you may present a utility bill, bank mailing, or other business mail as proof of address.
      • This applies to all adults over the age of 18
  • Patrons under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian come into the Library to request a card.
    • The parent or legal guardian of the minor patron must show identification (as stated above) and if they have a library card, it must be fine free.
    • The parent or legal guardian is responsible for all materials checked out on the minor patron's card.

For all other Patrons

  • Non-residents of Ohio may get a Library card providing they meet the following criteria:
    • Provide proof of their permanent address with a picture ID issued by their home State
    • Provide proof of their local/temporary address with a piece of mail (utility bill, ect.)
    • Pay $35 cash which is the yearly fee for non-residents.
  • Temporary residents must provide both permanent and temporary addresses.
  • Out-of-state students attending an institution of higher learning must provide their permanent and college addresses.
    • No other out-of-state residents will be issued a library card.

Other information about our Library cards

  • If a library card is lost, you will be charged $1.00 to replace it.
  • You must present your own Library card or photo identification in order to check out materials.
  • Under no circumstance may a patron use another person's Library card.
  • Library cards will not be issued if it is within 15 minutes of closing.
    • Patrons will be advised to take a Library card application with them to fill out and return at another time.
  • All new library cards will be under a temporary status for the first three months.  Temporary status involves:
    • First checkout limit of two items
    • Every checkout for three months has a limit of five items.
    • After three months (if card is found to be in good standing) permanent status is acquired and checkout limits are increased.