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Get a Library Card

Your Library card is your ticket to the wide world of stories, learning, entertainment, and of course, reading.

*Register now for immediate access to:

  • A vast eLibrary including eBooks, streaming music, and eAudiobooks
  • Amazing online learning resources 
  • Rich research databases

After registering, you will receive a Library card number and can start placing holds and visit the eLibrary. You should receive your new card in the mail within 7 - 10 days.

*Residents of Clay, Platte, and Jackson County, Missouri, are eligible to apply online for a Library card. The Library has agreements with neighboring libraries that might allow you to get a Library card. To see if you are eligible, see our FAQs.

This form is to register for new cards only. If you need to replace your Library card, please visit one of our branches, and Library staff will happily assist. Kids younger than 13 will need the help of a parent or legal guardian to register.

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How to Renew Your Library Card

Most library cards expire every two years, allowing us to verify your current contact information when we renew your card. If your card has expired recently* or is about to expire, your card may be renewed by visiting any of our locations or by mail, phone, or email. Please have your library card available if visiting a branch to renew, or if calling your local branch location to renew. To renew by mail or email (, please send the following information to your local branch location:

  • Name (First, Middle and Last)
  • Street Address
  • City, State, and Zip Code
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Library Card Number

* If your card expired more than 18 months ago, it will no longer be in our system and you will need to visit a branch location to reapply.

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