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How to Apply for a Library Card


LIBRARY CARDS come in a variety of designs and are FREE to Polk County Residents.

To obtain a library card, bring a picture ID along with proof of your street address to any library service desk OR Register Online and bring in proof of address within 30 days to receive full library privileges. Parents and guardians -- children of any age can receive a card with your permission.  Once a teen has a driver's license or ID, he or she can apply for a card.


  • Check out materials
  • Reserve and renew materials
  • Access the Online Databases from home
  • Log on to our Public Access Computers

Your library card is valid at ANY public library in Polk County.

Proof of address documents can be any of the following:
Utility Bill, Voter's Registration Card, Rental Agreement, Driver's License

How many items can I check out?
Check out policy - Main Library