What Can You Do with Your Card?
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.
Ride: A library card is your ticket to ride an Iowa City Transit bus.
Apply for a Library Card
Apply Online NowIf you are a resident of:
- Iowa City
- University Heights
- Lone Tree
- Rural Johnson County
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 our Card Types page page.
Help with Existing Cards
For help with lost, stolen, expired, or otherwise usage impaired cards, please contact the Library at 319.356.5200.