Your Library Card
You can get a library card in just minutes! Library cards are required to borrow materials from the library and may be required to utilize certain library services. To ensure accuracy, please bring your card with you when you want to check out materials. You will not be allowed to check out without your library card.
The library guarantees your right to privacy and will not disclose circulation or registration records except by court order. The library reserves the right to disclose circulation and registration records necessary for the purpose of debt collection or materials recovery. Please see the library's Confidentiality of Library Records policy for further information.
Any person who lives in Wisconsin may apply for and receive a free library card after completing and signing a library card application and presenting proper current identification. A driver's license number or state ID number is a required form of verification.
A parent/legal guardian must show identification and sign the library card application for anyone under 18 years of age. Parents are legally responsible for all fines and fees associated with the use of their children's cards. Parents are also responsible for monitoring their children's choice of materials.
No one under 18 years of age may check out videos/DVDs unless he/she has a video agreement signed by a parent/guardian on file at the Library.
Your library card is much like a credit card and should be treated as such since you are financially responsible for everything checked out on it. If you should lose your card or have it stolen, please notify us immediately. If your name or address changes, please report the change to us as soon as possible. Replacement cards will be issued with proper identification and/or verification and a $1.00 charge.
All borrowers are encouraged to select a PIN upon registering for a library card. A PIN may be any combination of numbers or letters (or both) and should be something that you'll find easy to remember. You will be unable to access some library services if you do not have a PIN/password attached to your library account.
If you already have a card with any public library in Jefferson or Waukesha counties, you have a card with us. All of these libraries are part of the shared library system called Café.
You can also complete your application online