Library Card

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

Application cards for adults and children, requesting information regarding name, address, phone number, birthdate and ID, are required.

A form of picture ID with CURRENT address and name is required.  We will also take a picture of you that will allow you to check out items without your card in hand.

There are no age limits on applying for a library card.

  • If a juvenile is under 17 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.

Valid cards will be updated every two years.

Replacement cards will be issued at the cost of $2.00 per replacement.

Each patron must have their own library card, although juveniles may use a parent’s card. The card holder (name on the card) 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/or written notice of any change of household address or phone number.

All new library card holders will have a 30 day probationary period in which they will be limited to 3 books and 1 DVD borrowed at a time.  At the end of the 30 days, if in good standing, they will be taken off the probationary status.        

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.