Apply for an Iowa City Public Library Card

You will have limited privileges until your application is completed in-person at the Library. Check to see if you already have an account by connecting with us at or 319-356-5200.

Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Name * *

Are you a University of Iowa student?

Do you live in a dorm?

Dorm Address * *

Local Address *
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Is this address in unincorporated (rural) Johnson County?

* (mm-dd-yyyy)

If over 18 enter NA


Password needed for placing holds, downloading digital media, and using Internet computers.

Password Help: Passwords must be at least 3 characters long, may not have 3 or more repeating characters, and may not have a set of up to 4 characters that repeat.

Responsibility for the return of Library materials and charges related to late returns, lost or damaged items rests with the borrower, and by extension according to Iowa Code, the parents of minor children. If you are applying for an account for your child and are unwilling to accept this financial responsibility, please do not apply for a Library Card for your child.