Get a Library Card


  • Resident of the state of Ohio
  • Available to ages:
        • 5+ accompanied by a parent/guardian
        • 13+ with photo ID + parent/guardian notification
        • 18+ with photo ID
Applying is easy: 
  • Bring a valid photo ID to your library’s main desk
  • Fill out a simple application form
  • Sign your card
  • Fill out the online application
  • Immediately after applying, you will receive a temporary user ID good for 60 days that will allow you to use our digital items and place a hold on one physical item from our catalog.
Non-Ohio Applicants
If you do not live in Ohio, you will need to apply for a library card in person. Please stop by the main desk at any DPLS location and our staff will be happy to help you. Out-of-state library cards expire one year from the date of issue. Requirements for an out-of-state card are:
  • Picture I.D. must be presented
  • $45 fee
*If you do not have a photo ID, other identification may be accepted. Contact the library for details.


Click here to learn more about our 3-STAR Card for Defiance County students.