With a traditional Clark County Public Library card, Ohio residents can borrow books, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games, WiFi hotspots, magazines, and more! Cardholders also have 24/7 access to the library's online library to download eBooks and eAudiobooks, stream digital videos and electronic magazines, explore research databases and access online learning courses from any location where Internet connection is available. Don't have a library card? No Problem! Ohio residents may apply for a library card in one of two ways:
- In Person. To receive a standard library card, stop in at any of our 5 locations with valid photo ID and proof of address to apply. Applicants younger than 14 must have parental or guardian permission.
- Online. (Online applications will be processed as eCard only) Age 14 and up. Please note that an eCard does NOT grant access to physical items nor grant access to the public internet computers. If applying online, you will receive a welcome email and an eCard in the mail. You will then have access to our digital library, genealogy resources and online learning courses. An eCard may be upgraded to a full access library card at any time by visiting any of our 5 locations and providing your eCard, a valid photo ID, and proof of address.
*Please note, if you have an existing Clark County Public Library Card, an additional card will not be issued. Please contact the library if you need assistance with an existing card.
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 visit any Clark County Public Library location 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 borrowing any physical materials.
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.