Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.


Library Cards

  • Application cards for adults and children, requesting information regarding name, address, phone number, references and ID, are required.
  • A form of picture ID with CURRENT address and name is required.
  • There are no age limits on applying for a library card.
  • If a child is under 18 years, a parent or guardian must sign the application card and assume responsibility for all materials charged on card.
  • The Mediapolis Public Library requires an adult signature on any juvenile card if they are to be allowed to check out R Rated materials and/or be able to use the “unsupervised” internet computers.
  • Alphabetical records will be kept on file in addition to the patron database recorded on the computer. Valid cards will be updated every three years.
  • Replacement cards will be issued at the cost of $1.00 per replacement.
  • Each patron must have their own library card, although children may use a parent’s card. The bearer of the card used to check out materials is responsible for the materials and their return to the library, and will be assessed fines or invoiced for missing books as appropriate.
  • When prospective borrowers apply for the right to use the library, they accept certain responsibilities as library users.  Borrowers accept the following responsibilities:
    --To abide by the written and implied rules of the library
    --To pay any fees or fines charged to them for failure to abide by said rules
    --To give the library verbal and written notice of any change of household address or phone number.
  • The Mediapolis Public Library reserves the right to refuse borrowing privileges to any patron who does not accept or comply with any of the borrower’s responsibilities.

Click here to download a PDF version of our Library Card Application.