Library Card Eligibility

how to get a library card

Any Milwaukee County resident may apply for a library card.

new borrowers

New adult borrowers must provide two forms of identification; one with legal name and the second with legal name and current Milwaukee County address. New borrowers, ages 15-17 years old, may register as an adult with two forms of identification (one with legal name and the second with name and current address). Alternately, a parent or legal guardian may cosign the application and provide two forms of identification. Children must be able to write their first and last name and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must provide two forms of identification (one with legal name and the second with legal name and current Milwaukee County address).

Card renewal

Library cards must be renewed every two years. To renew a library card one form of identification, with legal name and current address, is required.

replacement cards

If a library card is lost, borrowers may replace it for $1. To obtain a replacement card a borrower must provide identification with legal name and current address.