The easiest way for a child age 12 or younger to get a library card is for a parent or legal guardian to sign up the child in person. If a child's parent or legal guardian can't come to the library in person to sign them up, however, we can work with a caregiver to sign up the child for a library card.
A caregiver may present their photo ID to sign the child up for a temporary library card (good for 1 year), which will allow the child to check out a small number of items. The application should include the child's home address and their parent or legal guardian's contact information. Caregivers do not sign the application.
Library staff will mail the application to the child's parent or legal guardian. Once the parent or legal guardian has signed the application, the caregiver can bring the signed application back to the library with a copy or picture of the parent or legal guardian's photo ID and proof of address (if their current address isn't on their photo ID).
Once we have the signed application, parent or legal guardian's photo ID, and proof of address on file, the child's card will be changed to a general card-which allows 50 checkouts and 15 holds at a time.