Get a Card

The most powerful card in your wallet! Get access to thousands of books, DVDs, and music at any of our 5 locations or explore the millions of options available at our 24/7 digital branch.

What Do I Need to Get a Library Card?

You must present documents that 1) prove identity and 2) prove you live in West Virginia. Minors under 16 must have an adult present. A photo ID (such as a driver’s license) that includes your current mailing address will be sufficient. If your photo ID does not have a current address, you would need to show documentation to prove your place of residence.

Examples include:

  • driver’s license or Government-issued ID
  • utility bill
  • bank book
  • apartment lease
  • current postmarked letter with your name and address

Not a resident of West Virginia?

Out-of-State cards are available for $20 a year. Out-of-State residents must apply for a card in-person at any of our library locations in Monongalia County.

Card Policies

  • New cards are limited to 5 items in the first loan period. After, patrons may borrow up to 99 items at a time.
  • Library cards expire yearly. To renew your card, call, email, or stop in to verify your address. You can find out when your card expires by creating an online account.

Sign up for a Digital Library Card

Digital library cards give you access to the library’s online collections including, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, magazines, movies, music, along with genealogical research tools, tutor assistance, language lessons, and professional development training (

How Do I Apply for a Digital Library Card?

Email the application to At this time, applications cannot be processed over the phone.

Who Qualifies?

Monongalia County Residents

I already have a library card, can I still sign up? 

If you already have a general library card, you do not need to sign up for this new card. You already have access to both the library’s digital and physical collections.

What happens after I submit my application? 

Once the application is processed, you will receive a library card and a welcome packet in the mail.

Download Card Application PDF

Library Card Application

Be one step ahead. Simply download our library card application and bring it to the library to finish your application process.