Thank you for beginning the process of applying for a new library card.

Immediately after applying for your new card, you will receive a temporary ID that will allow you to place a hold on one item from our catalog. Within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, you will be e-mailed a second temporary ID. This one will allow you to place a hold on one item from our catalog and allow use of our electronic resources, including research databases, e-books and other sources like Hoopla and Lynda.com. This temporary ID is good for 4 weeks.

If you would like to request or check-out physical material and continue to use our electronic resources, you will need to obtain your permanent library card before the end of the 4 week period. You can do this by visiting any of our library locations.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to obtain a permanent library card.

CLICK HERE to get your new library card.

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