Get a Library Card

With a Clark County Public Library card, you can borrow books, large print books, audio books, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games, hotspots, magazines, and more! Cardholders have 24/7 access to the library's online library to download eBooks and eAudioboooks, stream digital videos and electronic magazines, & access research databases and online learning courses from any location where Internet connection is available. 

Who is eligible to get a library card?
All Ohio residents may apply for a Clark County Public Library card.

However, if they are under 18, there are more specific guidelines. Someone under the age of 18 must have a parent/legal guardian present a photo ID, proof of address, and signed application. If the child is not with them, they must show proof of the child's existence with birth certificate, current grade cards, social security card, etc. 

Children under 5 must be with the parent/legal guardian to get a library card and the guardian must present the usual ID and proof of address in addition to proof that this is their child. Valid forms of proof include birth certificate, shot records, social security card, school records, or insurance cards.

If a teenager (9th grade and up) wishes to get a library card, they can get one as long as they show a valid ID. Full library access is only granted if their form is filled out and signed by a parent/legal guardian. Without a guardian's signature, they will only be able to borrow books.

Parent/legal guardians will be responsible for any lost and/or damaged items.

Where do I go to sign up for a library card?

You can sign up online here.

By applying online and completing this registration, you agree and acknowledge that you will be financially responsible for any material borrowed with this library card, including loss or damaged materials. You will inform the library if your residence or email address changes. You will be responsible for choice of materials borrowed. You will report a lost/stolen card immediately as you are solely responsible for lost/stolen items on your card until you report it lost/stolen.

It may take upwards of a week for your application to be processed. If needed sooner, you can visit any of the Clark County Public Library locations to sign up for a library card. Or sign up online. If you are 18 or older, complete the online form and receive an email confirmation with your library card number. If you sign up online, you'll need to visit a Clark County Public Library location with your photo ID before placing holds or borrowing any physical materials. If you are wanting to simply access digital items, you will need to wait until you receive a welcome email from the library with your new library card number before you can check out any digital items.

What do I do if my library card/key card is stolen or lost?
Report your lost or stolen library card to us immediately. Items borrowed on a card prior to the time of the reported loss are the responsibility of the card holder.



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