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How to Get a Library Card

Any Iowa resident may obtain a Library card. You may pre-register for a Library Card or visit the Library's Help Desk in person. A photo ID and Iowa address verification are required for a Library Card.

A parent or guardian must show a photo ID and proof of Iowa address for a child under 13 to receive a full privilege card. Children 13 and under, visiting the Library without parent/guardian present, may be issued a Provisional Card until parent/guardian is notified.

Preferred forms of identification:

  • Iowa Driver's License or Identification Card
  • U.S. Government Issued ID Cards including Military identification
  • Passport
  • University or School Identification
  • Johnson County Community Identification Card

If your current address is not listed on the photo identification, please bring one of the following documents along with your ID:

  • Utility bill (phone, electric, water)
  • Official mail with a recent postmark

Applicants lacking proof of Iowa address may be eligible for a Provisional Card if an Iowa address can be verified or an In-House Card if an address cannot be verified.

For additional information, please consult with a Library staff member.