My Account
Print
share
You are here:  Home My Card and Account: Library Cards

Library Cards

What can you do with your card?

Read: You can use your card to check out materials from our collection, including books, videos and music. Search through our online catalog for more ideas!

Research: On top of the ability to check out materials from our extensive non fiction collection, your card gets you access to our large collection of premium databases.

Download: Using your card on any computer, even from the comfort of your own home, gets you access to our digital collection. This includes eBooks, eAudiobooks and eVideos as well as digital magazines and local music from our Local Music Project.

Connect: A library card gets you access to our on-site public computer stations for Internet usage and some common software.

Ride: A lbirary card is your ticket to ride an Iowa City Transit bus.

And much more

Apply for a library card

Apply Online Now

If you are a resident of:
  • Iowa City
  • Hills
  • University Heights
  • Lone Tree
  • Rural Johnson County
You can apply for a card here.

If you reside in Coralville, North Liberty, or otherwise outside of the above listed communities, you can apply here.

After completing the online application, stop by the Library Help Desk within two weeks to pick up your card. Please be prepared to show identification and proof of your residence address (current driver license, lease or voter registration card; mail with a current post mark; preprinted checks from a bank).


Apply in Person

Stop by the Help Desk at the Library at any time to apply for a card. Please be prepared to show identification and proof of your residence address (current driver license, lease or voter registration card; mail with a current post mark; preprinted checks from a bank).
The Library issues different card types, depending on where patrons live. For more information, visit the Getting A Card page.


Help with existing cards

For help with lost, stolen, expired, or otherwise usage impaired cards, please contact the Library at 319.356.5200.